Kids take a swing at golf for All Sport One Day
Today the City of Calgary hosted 70 unique events, ranging from roller derby to a military inspired activity called winterguard, for All Sport One Day. Kids between the ages of 6 to 12 were able to try a new activity for free at 12 unique sporting facilities across the city. The PGA of Alberta pros, Alberta Golf staff and City of Calgary representatives were at Glenmore Athlete Park to help inspire the next generation of golfers.
Kids had the chance to play fun interactive games with the assistance of golf professionals through the PGA on Wheels Program. Participants got to go through a series of introductory skill building activities. There was a spinning mini golf course, driver target practice and a netted golf range, all equipped with a variety of practice gear.
Many of the visitors had never picked up a club before, but it didn’t take them long to start to get into the swing of things. Big smiles could be seen as little rookies made their first big hits. The newly converted were then able to learn about all of the fun and affordable golf options across the city and province.
Families can find a range of golf options like free junior nights and take a kid to the course weeks through the City of Calgary. New golfers of any age can also arrange for trial runs and personal instruction. See what’s available this summer and view the City of Calgary’s golf information brochure.
Parents also got to learn about Alberta Golf/Golf Canada memberships as well as local, provincial and national PGA of Alberta and Golf Canada offerings. Members and member clubs help fund programs like Future Links. As Canada’s national junior golf platform, Future Links Driven by Acura has hosted affordable and fun programming for over 1.4 million kids so far. From competitive to new junior players, Future Links offers a range of activities from Golf in Schools to mobile clinics such as the one hosted today. Golf Canada’s online search option allows those interested to find junior golf opportunities in their area all year round.
Specific programming for women and girls is also offered by Alberta Golf. She Swing She Scores if specifically designed to introduce girls currently participating in other sports from ages 6 to 12 to try golf. Community Golf Coaches and PGA of Alberta Professionals provide pop-up elements like “boom rooms” for young athletes to test out the game. View all of Alberta Golf’s development programs.