UXBRIDGE, Ont. – Golf Ontario and Golf Canada today announced the expansion of the Youth on Course initiative to Ontario, providing junior golfers aged 6 – 18 with greater access to play golf at lower rates.
Beginning in June, junior members of Golf Canada/Golf Ontario will receive access to a Youth on Course membership, granting $5 green fees at participating facilities across the province. There is no limit to how often members can play through Youth on Course.
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“Golf Canada and Golf Ontario are constantly striving to inspire and nurture a new generation of golfers and by providing access to affordable rounds they’re expanding that commitment to an even higher degree,” says Adam Heieck, CEO of Youth on Course. “With the highest per-capita golf participation in the world, the Youth on Course expansion to Ontario will benefit the sport’s sustainability in a big way.”
The 2020 season will see its first phase centered in four regions:
- Niagara/Hamilton Regions
- Durham Region
- Simcoe/Dufferin Regions
- Ottawa Valley
Members in Ontario will receive access to the international Youth on Course network, featuring lower green fees for Youth on Course members at over 1,400 golf courses in Ontario, Alberta and 37 different states.
“We are in a great position to provide more children with access to our great game,” said Adam Hunter, senior manager of Grow the Game for Golf Canada. “Together with Golf Ontario and our participating partner courses, we are eager to offer communities more opportunities to access junior golf.”
“We have been working closely with facilities in the key targeted regions for 2020, and are thrilled with the support we have received from many facilities. These courses are committed to helping grow the game of golf, and will be helping to provide very affordable golf options for youth in Ontario”, said Kyle McFarlane, senior director at Golf Ontario.