Free golf tour available for junior golfers

Green fees are on the house for junior golfers as the Columbia Valley Golf Trail is offering the Junior Golf Tour

Green fees are on the house for junior golfers as the Columbia Valley Golf Trail is offering the Junior Golf Tour — a series of free games for school-aged golfers at the Golf Trail’s featured courses.

The Golf Trail is holding the tour to introduce students to golf at a younger age, while offering them the chance to meet new people and learn the etiquette of the game.

For the tour, a junior golfer is considered anybody in school — from age five to Grade 12 — and must live between Edgewater and Canal Flats to play in the tour. The inaugural game was last Wednesday, April 23rd at the Fairmont Riverside Golf Course. Twelve students showed up and the weather was in favour, said Columbia Valley Golf Trail marketing manager Andrea Tubbs.

“There were lots of smiles and not too much complaining,” said Ms. Tubbs.

All that’s required to attend is registration, which can be done online at www.columbiavalleygolftrail.com/junior-go/jrtour. Participants, after signing up, can attend as many or as few Wednesdays as they’d like.

Ms. Tubbs said the plan is to hold the tour annually. The students are learning the ropes this season, but she hopes for it to become competitive in years to come. However, there are still prizes to be won.

The next game takes place today (Wednesday, May 7th) at The Springs in Radium Hot Springs at 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Columbia Valley Golf Trail website at www.columbiavalleygolftrail.com.

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