Golf is a great way to get exercise, fresh air, socialize and enjoy time with friends and family. It is also a lifetime sport that, unlike other sports, allows the unique opportunity for young and old to participate and play together. Instead of watching from the sidelines, parents, and grandparents can play the game with their youngsters while enjoying the many benefits the game has to offer.
Rick Morrow, lifelong member of Cedar Glen Golf Course, has been playing for over fifty years and in that time has noticed a decline in the number of youths participating in the sport. This sparked an idea and a commitment to finding ways to make it easier for children to give the game a try.
Golf clubs of the proper size and weight for children are critical for a good introduction to the game. Adult clubs, even if cut off, are too heavy and unwieldy for children and this is where GWA Kids Golf comes in. GWA Kids Golf is a non-profit organization set up by Morrow and Dianne Lapier with the goal of having a supply of youth clubs available for daily use free of charge.
Melissa Laplante , Manager of Cedar Glen Pro Shop has agreed to be a partner and custodian of the clubs for this golf season, and if successful, this program will be expanded to other courses in the GWA (Greater Williamsburg Area). If you want to take advantage, please call Cedar Glen @ 613-535-2323 to reserve the clubs for use on the range or on the course. The supply is limited but there are plans to raise some funds and get additional sets.
Morrow kick started the program with two new sets of clubs and bags and David Lapier was quick to get involved with another donation of two additional sets.