October 6, 2014
A California-based non-profit organization with a focus on bringing down barriers for young golfers is expanding into Canada in 2019, beginning with a foray into Alberta.
Youth on Course, based in Pebble Beach and founded in 2006, says they will embark on a two-year pilot project with Alberta Golf to help bring more affordable golf options to young golfers. Golf Canada will evaluate the program in hopes to implement it nationwide in 2021. Golf Canada will recognize the program under their Future Links umbrella.
The extended reach of the U.S. programs sees it provide subsidized golf, college scholarships, caddie programs, and paid internships. For now, the intentions in Canada will be to open up access to some Alberta courses for youth aged 6-18 who sign up for a Youth on Course membership. There is a small charge for the membership in some areas; no rate has been announced for Alberta members. Golf Canada, in a response on Twitter, mentioned that all Golf Canada members 18 & under in Alberta will receive a membership card.
The courses participating will receive subsidies to supplement the fee young golfers will play for their rounds; no information was released how much the subsidy will be.…
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