It’s the dog days of summer and the junior program at the 5 Star Golf Club, located south of Falher, has come to an end for the season.
The program began in early July and it finished on Aug. 20. Dave Chapodas held an instruction session with the non-competitive (younger) players while the competitive players participated in their own tournament.
Chapados says it’s important to get kids into the game while they’re young.
“We have this beautiful facility and I want to secure the future of our membership and teach them some valuable life lessons,” says Chapados.
He had the younger players on the practice green next to the club house, showing them how to putt and he discussed etiquette with them as well.
Later, he had them participate in a putting contest and Brody Dumont, 9, won a sand wedge.
Following lunch, the older players continued their game and then Chapados took the non-competitive players out to play a few holes.
All the players in both categories received prizes at the end of the day.
Also, to inspire charitable giving, Chapados allowed the younger players to vote for which organization they would give a $100 donation to. They chose the 5 Star Golf Club. The money came from weekly drop-in fees.
A few weeks earlier, the Men’s Night group held a fundraiser for the Smoky River Palliative Care Society. With a donation included from Ladies Night, they managed to raise $3,355 for the society. They presented a cheque to treasurer Lucille Leclerc a few days later.
Cash Scramble Tournament
The Five Star Golf Club was to host a Cash Scramble Tournament on Aug. 27. Look for a story about the tournament in Sept. 7 edition of the Express.