The golf scene at Smith Mountain Lake has always been a community highlight and now young golfers have a special place of their own to work on their game. The Laker Magazine’s spring edition includes the heart warming story behind the Smith Memorial Golf Training Complex newly opened at the lake’s W.E. Skelton 4-H Education Conference Center.
The practice facility offers young golfers a year-round place to exercise open driving, putting and chipping on a synthetic surface for easy maintenance. It was donated by a local SML resident in memory of his late wife, an avid golfer herself. Staff from area golf clubs will be available at the new installation to help youth improve their skills and teach respect for the game.
From seasoned golfers to fresh young players, Smith Mountain Lake is a place where members of all generations can enjoy favorite pastimes together.