The 2015 Junior program at Chinook Cove Golf and RV started last Monday.
“The program has been in place for the last 15 years and has seen numerous kids benefit,” says Chinook Cove Golf and RV owner Susan Mitchell.
The program starts at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays (excluding holidays), and the drop-in fee for the Junior Program is just $12.50, which includes 90 minutes of non-competitive golf instruction, clubs, balls and prizes.
Mitchell says this year Chinook Cove is also offering Free Golf for kids aged 13 to 17 years on Mondays between 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Preferences will be given to local kids first, and tee times are recommended. Proper footwear is required – flat soled shoes or runners preferred, no sandals or soccer cleats.
“We would love to be able to provide clubs, but we only have a limited supply,” says Mitchell.
However, she notes that if anyone would like to donate used clubs in reasonable condition the course will see that deserving kids get them.
“Chinook Cove would love to provide an opportunity for kids in this community to experience the game of golf,” said Mitchell, “This is not an organized event that has competitive scoring, there is no entry fee and no prizes.
“The benefits of this sport are numerous; it improves mathematical skills, kids learn the integrity of honest score keeping, they have the benefit of physical exercise, and golf is a very social sport. As they progress they also benefit from the challenge of improving their skill, a lifelong skill that is multi-generational.”