PGC, Big Brothers offer golf mentorship
Gary Price, of the CN Future Links youth golf program, teaches a group of SPS students the proper grip when holding a golf club.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Portage la Prairie and Portage Golf Club are joining forces to launch a golf mentorship program.
The initiative is aimed at youth 12 and older interested in learning the game and mature golfers who can pass on their knowledge of golf and its etiquette.
"Portage Golf Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters recognize that golfing is a sport that is unattainable for some youth even if they are interested in it," says Dawn Froese, executive director of the organization's Portage chapter. "This program is aimed at introducing the game of golf to those youth who are interested but would not normally have the opportunity to learn."
Golfers will take to the course once a week at no cost to the youth. Parents whose youth are interested are asked to contact the Big Brothers Big Sisters office. Those interested in mentoring should be familiar with the game of golf and be willing to golf once a week with a youth.
An orientation and intake session will be held at Portage Golf Club on May 28 at 7 p.m. Golfers interested in mentoring are asked to call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 204-857-4397 of Portage or Portage Golf Club at 204-857-5686.