Union Country Club will hold its fifth annual free golf clinic on Saturday, May 18 from 9 to 11 a.m.

The clinic will be instructed by Keenan Flanagan, PGA professional at the Rockland Golf Club.

The format will be small group instruction on short game techniques.

Following the clinic, attendees and others are invited to play the course for the remainder of the day at no charge.

Although Flanagan works at RGC, he has instructed the UCC clinic three years, and said, "The Union course is a gem for a quick nine holes, and for tuning up the short game. This fits well with the clinics we hold at Rockland, and I am always trying to help people get more enjoyment out of their game."

Union Country Club is a private, non-profit, nine-hole course of 1,359 yards on Barrett Hill Road. It was created by Bob and Eleanor Heald as a small par-3 course behind their home where an apple orchard had existed. Over the years the course has been improved and expanded by the members.

The Healds bequeathed their property for the continuation of the course, and now it is managed by the members.

For more information, call Hank Read at 273 3312, or go online to unioncountryclub.com.

Additionally, Union Country Club has an opening for a part-time assistant greens keeper. Work is primarily mowing and trimming two to three days per week, May to October. If interested, stop by the course and talk with Ed Christensen.

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