Campers Build a Virtual Golf Course

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A summer camp is helping children get a jump start with technology.

It allows a group of Midlands elementary and middle school students to design their own virtual golf course in less than four weeks.

"I put the bunker there so they had to hit short, near the water" said, Kyle Gibson.

Kyle Gibson is one of the children who participated in the program. He was inspired by his favorite professional golfer, Tiger Woods.

"The hold he does with his club is the index with the pinky and that's really hard to do", said Gibson.

Fast Forward and the Golf Center of Columbia came together to put together the program. The kids sketched down their ideas and converted them into a graphic design with the help of a user-friendly computer program.

"[It's] taking something that's on a notebook and turning it into real life," said Daniel Binette, a volunteer with the program. "Something that you can really just bring to life and on computer."

From behind a screen, they were able to customize the landscaping, choosing from over 100 different features, including a customized animated golfer.

Middle school student Olivia Dozier spends time golfing with her dad. She mentioned that this was good way to learn more about golf.

"I learned about different golf courses and the different drivers, and clubs. It was pretty cool" said, Dozier.

After they each finished their design the group presented their projects.


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