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The U.S. Kids Golf Lincoln Tour is in full swing.

The next event is April 14 at Hidden Valley Golf Course.

The Lincoln Local Spring Tour is for boys and girls ages 5-14. Two events have already been held, April 7 at Tiburon Golf Course and April 8 at Woodland Hills Golf Course.

Tour events are a great way for kids to get their first exposure to competitive golf, according to tour director Steph Kolbas, who is also a competitive golfer and longtime golf coach at Pius X High School.

Upcoming events are:

- April 15 at Beatrice Country Club, Beatrice. Registration is closed.

- April 21 at Miracle Hills Golf Club, Omaha. Early registration ends April 16. Late registration ends April 18.

- April 22 at Yankee Hill Country Club, Lincoln. Early registration ends April 17. Late registration ends April 19.

- April 29 at Arbor Links Golf Club, Nebraska City. Early registration ends April 24. Late registration ends April 26.

- May 20 at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course, Lincoln. Early registration ends May 15. Late registration ends May 17.

Nine-hole entry fee is $37. The 18-hole fee is $47. Late registration involves an additional $15 fee.

For more information and to register, go to

Kids playing in a competition are encouraged to bring a caddie, allowing a chance for a parent to coach and offer advice, Kolbas said.

Kolbas can be reached at for more questions.


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