Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Teams at New High School Get Help from South Hampton

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Teams at New High School Get Help from South Hampton

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The emergence of South Hampton, a new golf course community in St. Johns County, has provided a place for members of the swim and golf teams of the new Bartram Trail High School to practice and compete.

The developer of South Hampton, LandMar Group LLC, was approached by representatives from the school on the possible use of the development's facilities.

After considering the teams' practice and competition requirements, LandMar representatives agreed to allow the school to use South Hampton's golf course and aquatic center for this sports season and next.

"We are pleased to lend our facilities to the Bartram Trail High School Bears and show our support for the local school district," said Roger Postlethwaite, chief operating officer of LandMar.

The school's boys swim team will have use of the pool four to five days a week, depending on home and away meets.

The school's girls golf team will have use of the golf course twice a week, once for a practice round and once for a match play.

"It's really hard to find golf courses that allow you to come in, especially at this busy time of year," said the school's athletic director, Barry Craig.

"It's so nice to have cooperation between businesses and schools," said Bartram Trail Principal Jim Springfield. "At this time, we can not afford to build a pool. Without the support of organizations like LandMar, we would not have been able to offer our students a swimming program."

South Hampton, which opened in May, is still being developed residentially. Plans are for the development to have 799 homes when the community is built out over the next five years.

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