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Canongate hosting league for budding golfers

Canongate hosting league for budding golfers

ATLANTA -- Canongate Golf has announced plans for a summertime PGA Junior Golf League for children under age 13.

The league is designed to give budding golfers a less stressful environment to learn the game, practice and compete.

Get more information about the PGA Junior Golf League.

The price for the five-week league session is $165 for Canongate members and $200 for non-members. Registration closes on Sunday, May 6.

Canongate owns 23 golf clubs throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia, most of which will participate in the junior league program.

Bentwater Golf Club (100 Golf Links Drive)

Windermere Golf Club (5000 Davis Love Drive)

Hamilton Mill (1995 Hamilton Mill Parkway)

Golf outing to help families in need

Golf outing to help families in need

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Golf enthusiasts everywhere are invited to attend the 12th annual golf outing sponsored by the Men of St. Andrew United Methodist Church.

The Marietta-based church holds the event to raise funds for needy families in metro Atlanta. It will be held on Monday, May 21 at Eagle Watch Golf Club.

"We will have a great day of golf at Eagle Watch," Men of St. Andrew United Methodist Church president Gordon Mosley said in a statement. "This is the only fundraiser that our group has each year to help us meet the needs of less fortunate families in our area during Thanksgiving and Christmas."

"For the last few years, we have provided a week's supply of groceries, including turkeys or hams, for 75 families during Thanksgiving and Christmas," Mosley added. "We have also provided Christmas gifts to their 200 children."

41 Cherokee students sign athletic scholarships

41 Cherokee students sign athletic scholarships

CANTON, Ga. -- Forty-one more students from Cherokee County high schools committed to play college-level sports in the fall.

They join 46 other students who signed letters of intent on National Signing Day.

The future college athletes were recognized Apr. 11 in a ceremony at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center in Canton.

Cherokee County's newest batch of scholarship winners includes:

Cherokee High

* Chris Boyd, basketball
Committed to Covenant College

* Casadie Bragg, competitive air rifle
Committed to North Georgia College & State University

* Jenna Burriss, soccer
Committed to Reinhardt University

* Trey Butler, football
Committed to Rhodes College

* Hunter Collett, football
Committed to Reinhardt University

Upcoming races, from 5Ks to triathlons

Upcoming races, from 5Ks to triathlons

ATLANTA -- The winners of the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race participant lottery were announced Monday.

If you weren't chosen, you still have plenty of other opportunities to run, jog, walk and enjoy a race day in the next few months.

Chattahoochee Tech finishes No. 1 in coaches' poll

Chattahoochee Tech finishes No. 1 in coaches' poll

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Chattahoochee Tech's football team has been named champion of the National Club Football Association in the league's final coaches' poll released this week.

The Golden Eagles finished with 141 total points in the final poll, including seven first-place votes.

The National Club Football Association is a division of Collegiate Club Sports Leagues, a national organization that oversees college club sports.

Chattahoochee Technical College has had a football program for two years. It is the largest technical college in Georgia with an enrollment of more than 13,000 and has eight campus locations serving Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Gilmer, Paulding, and Pickens counties.

Woodstock Athlete Races to the Top

Woodstock Athlete Races to the Top

Jack Everest, a local Woodstock youth athlete, has had a wildly successful month.  Everest, age 8, placed first in the USA Track & Field Regional Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships which took place in Myrtle Beach, SC this past weekend, on November 19, 2011.  The week before, Jack also earned the #1 spot in the State Championships which was in Peachtree City on November 12, 2001.  The Regional Championship included Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, & Washington DC.  Everest won in the 2000 Meter Run CC Sub-Bantam Boys event which encompasses runners born no earlier than 2003.

Jack is not only an accomplished runner–this busy 8 year old does several youth triathlons a year, including the IronKids Alpharetta Triathlon which is the largest youth triathlon in the United States.