PGA 'STEM' camp underway in Port St. Lucie

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Student golfers are learning a bit about the science of the game this week in Port St. Lucie.

They are taking part in the PGA 'STEM' CAMP.

'STEM' stands for science, technology, engineering and math. It's a neat way for the students to learn about the game, as well as scientific principles in golf.

The camp is a joint venture between St. Lucie County schools and The Center for Advancement of Science in Space and the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance.

"We're finding different ways of getting kids involved in golf, and through their love of science, engineering, math, technology, we want to use that love, that passion, to help them discover golf, and get 'em excited about golf, so it's a perfect synergy between the game of golf, the sport of golf and STEM learning, not just for golfers and learn to golf, but there's careers in golf," said PGA Senior Director for Player Development Bob Baldassari.

"I'm having a lot of fun. I really enjoy it. I was learning science. I was learning about mass, weight, gravity, and it will help me a lot in the future," said Fort Pierce student Graceline Jean-Baptiste.

The camp runs through the 22nd.

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