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.

 

Just Posted

Mulhurst Daze coming up at Pigeon Lake Aug. 4

Parade, show and shine, market and more at Mulhurst Bay

Four-car crash, including RCMP vehicle, on Highway 2

Two sheriff’s vehicles were also involved in the collision that closed down one lane

Questions before borrowing for the farm

Every farmer has a different tolerance for debt

Wetaskiwin RCMP investigate theft of almost $140,000 value in Millet

Wetaskiwin RCMP respond to past break and enter at a rural Wetaskiwin property

Writer says ‘New Debt Party’ needs to come back to reality

New pipeline projects doomed to failure if government involved

VIDEO: Trudeau shuffles familiar faces, adds new ones to expanded cabinet

Justin Trudeau shuffles his front bench Wednesday to install the roster of ministers that will be entrusted with leading the Liberal team into next year’s election.

WATCH: Chuckwagon races wrap up at Westerner Days

Reed Rosencrans was the 2018 champion of the chuckwagon races in Red Deer

Government sets full-time salary range for Justin Trudeau’s nanny

At its top range, the order works out to a rate of $21.79 per hour, assuming a 40-hour work week

Canada to resettle dozens of White Helmets and their families from Syria

There are fears the volunteers would become a target for government troops

Francesco Molinari wins British Open at Carnoustie

It is his first win at a major and the first by an Italian

Stettler hosts antique tractor pull

Participants come from across Alberta

No Name brand chicken nuggets recalled due to possible salmonella

Canadian Food Inspection Agency says multiple illnesses reported in B.C., Alberta and Ontario

WATCH: Joe Hittel is the number one fundraiser in Northern Alberta for Rope for Hope

Hittel of Red Deer raised $14,000 for Make A Wish event

Ex-Raptor DeMar DeRozan says goodbye to Toronto on Instagram

The guard was traded to the San Antonio Spurs earlier this week for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green

Most Read