The Port Townsend Golf Club Players Club recently hosted four days of free golf lessons for children ages 9-12.

The Port Townsend Golf Club Players Club recently hosted four days of free golf lessons for children ages 9-12.

AREA SPORTS: Port Townsend Golf Course Players’ Club teaches next generation

Wilder Seniors fall at state; football camp Saturday in PA

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Golf Course Players’ Club held four days of free youth golf lessons earlier this month for students ages 9 to 12, along with one ambitious 6-year-old.

Four Players Club members, Bruce Bode, Starla Audette, Jane Peoples and Wanda Synnestvedt split the group up for more individualized instruction.

“The students were delightful, energetic and very attentive to the instructors,” Audette said. “Some students were absolute beginners and by the end of the four days they were driving, chipping and putting.”

With high interest from players and parents, the four instructors decided to continue offering free lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays through August.

For more information, visit or call 360-385-4547.

Dryfhout holes out

SEQUIM — Sequim’s Karl Dryfhout has done it once again, firing his eighth career hole-in-one while playing The Cedars at Dungeness on July 15.

Dryfhout aced the 139-yard par-3 fourth hole using his 7-iron and a TaylorMade Response ball.

The shot was witnessed by Arni Frederickson and Ferhan Kayshan, both of Sequim.

Tennis league

PORT ANGELES — A YMCA of Port Angeles youth tennis league for ages 6-12 will begin play on Monday at the Erickson Playfield Tennis Courts.

The five-week program will teach the basics of tennis. Players will meet from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday in August.

Players also can join the league at any time.

The cost is $30 for the public, $20 for YMCA members.

To register, visit

For more information, call 360-452-9244, ext. 170, or email [email protected].

Wilder wraps at state

SPOKANE — Wilder Senior’s summer season came to a close with a 10-0, two-hit defeat at the hands of reigning state champion Yakima Valley Pepsi Pak in the Class AAA American Legion state baseball tournament on Tuesday at Shadle Park High School.

Based in Selah, Yakima Valley is favorite of American Legion AAA baseball in Washington, having won four of the last five state tournaments and rolling to a 37-6 record this season.

Tuesday’s game was a runaway from the start as Yakima Valley flew out of the gate with four runs in the top of the first inning and another three in the second.

Wilder went 2-2 at state, scoring 33 runs.

Football skills camp

PORT ANGELES — Football players entering fifth through 12th grades are eligible to register for a one-day football skills camp Saturday.

The Warrior Academy Skills Camp will be led by Di’Andre Campbell, a former University of Washington wide receiver who spent the 2016 season on the San Francisco 49ers practice squad.

The camp will be held at Wally Sigmar Field at Peninsula College from 9 a.m. to noon.

All skill levels and positions are welcome to participate.

The cost is $150 and includes a T-shirt and lunch.

To register, visit or email [email protected].

Lefties break down

KELOWNA, B.C. — A broken-down bus postponed the opener of Port Angeles’ three-game road series at Kelowna on Tuesday night.

The Lefties’ bus broke down outside the town of Hope, B.C., in the foothills of British Columbia’s stretch of the Cascade Mountains. A replacement bus was unable to get the team to Kelowna in time for the game.

The game was made up as part of a doubleheader late Wednesday.

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