Youth participating in the program have a chance to win a set of clubs from Taylormade or a trip to Cuba. Photo by Stu Salkeld

Wetaskiwin area kids get great chance to learn about golf

Pipestone Links participating in ‘Take a kid to a course’ event

There’s an entire generation of youth out there who think Tiger Woods is just a character in a video game. But a local golf course has just the remedy for that.

“Take a kid to a golf course” is a program sponsored by the National Golf Course Owners Association Canada, of which The Pipestone Links is a member. The gist of the program is that any youth who comes to The Pipestone Links to golf with his or her parents, the youth golfs for free.

Pipestone Links general manager Jack Hendricks said his family-owned course has been participating in this program since 2009 and he likes it because it gets youth away from TVs, computers and video games and gets them out on the links.

Hendriks said the program caters to any youth under the age of 16, and their adult parents. Golf is the kind of sport any family can enjoy, regardless of skill or age.

The program begins July 3 and it is also available weekdays and weekends. The only requirement is that the youth be with their parents. The program is sponsored by Coca-cola, the Almonte Sign Co., Lowe Martin Golf, Melia Hotels, Taylormade and the NGCOA.

Youth participating in the program have a chance to win a set of clubs from Taylormade or a trip to Cuba.

Hendriks said standard tee times apply, and the course appreciates a call ahead to book yours. Call 780-352-8788 for more information.