On Wednesday, August 2nd, First Tee – Atlantic, in collaboration with She is Active NB, hosted a Girls Try-Golf Event at Kingswood Golf Course in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Bari Gourley (PGA Professional & Director of Instruction at Kingswood Golf Course) and Emily Nickerson (First Tee – Atlantic Program Coordinator) welcomed 14 girls between ages 7 and 13 for an afternoon of fun activities and an introduction to the basic fundamental skills of golf.
The 90 minute session involved a fun warm-up walk (and skipping, dancing, hop-scotching) down the cart path, a variety of fun games on the putting greens (tic-tac-toe, target practice), and opportunities to take full-swings on the driving range. The event concluded with pizza and goodie bags for all participants.
The event generated a significant amount of interest in golf amongst many of the first time golfers. Kingswood will be offering First Tee programming this fall with RBC Community Junior Golf’s support so this event helped jumpstart the recruitment process for their upcoming program.
Special thanks to RBC Community Junior Golf, Golf Canada, First Tee – Atlantic, She is Active NB, and Kingswood Golf Course for providing the opportunity for girls to try golf in a fun, safe and supportive environment.