The youth of Port Perry and surrounding areas will have an opportunity to hit the links during May and June as a new Junior Golf League is being launched at Sunnybrae Golf Club.
Starting Thursday, May 7, and going every Thursday night for eight consecutive weeks, the Port Perry Junior Golf League will be in full swing on the Links Course.
"The focus of the Junior Golf League is not to teach technical skills or how to play golf, but to get kids interested in the game of golf. The league will foster a fun "team" environment with a focus on team work, etiquette and some basic rules of golf," said Stephen Laird, Junior Golf League Co-ordinator. "There will be a little bit of teaching involved with special guests, but mostly for the younger kids related to stance, ball position and grip. The two-person scramble format will offer a team feel that will engage junior golfers aged 9 to 13. Participants must have golf course experience and their own set of golf clubs. Players will arrive by 5 p.m. at the clubhouse for dinner and drinks before they go out and walk nine holes with their drawn playing partners. Once they have finished, we will have some putting and chipping contests before we hand out some prizes. The goal is to get the kids interested in golf in a local, affordable, and fun environment."
"Sunnybrae Golf Club is both pleased and excited to be the home of the Port Perry Junior Golf League. We extend a big thank you to Stephen Laird for his commitment, once again, to the Port Perry sporting community," said Dorie McDonald, owner of the local golf course.
Most recreational sport programs are coached by parent volunteers who have a passion for the sport and enjoy helping young people. The Junior Golf League is no different! If you're interested in providing leadership and assistance with our league, here are a few examples of the volunteer positions we are looking to fill: Sign-in Co-ordinator, Team Captain/Assistant, Match monitors/scorers and Marshalls.
Participants can register online by visiting sunnybraegolfclub.com/leagues. The cost for the Junior Golf League is $150 and includes eight rounds, golf shirt, hat, food and beverage before each round, entry into chipping and putting contests and a season ending banquet.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available for the Junior Golf League. If you're interested in supporting this initiative, please contact us! For more information on this exciting opportunity, please visit sunnybraegolfclub.com, e-mail email@example.com, follow @PPJunior_Golf on Twitter or call the Sunnybrae Golf Club at 905-985-2234.
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