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NSGA Heading to Cape Breton to connect schools and golf courses!

NSGA Heading to Cape Breton to connect schools and golf courses!
The NSGA will be traveling to Cape Breton the week of May 14-18 to help connect schools to NSGA Member Golf Clubs. As part of the NSGA Strategic Plan to grow participation across Nova Scotia the NSGA will conduct 4 Golf in Schools visits and 4 Mobile Clinics at NSGA member clubs (see the detailed schedule below).

Anne Balser, NSGA Manager of Sport Development and Championships will conduct the Golf in Schools and Mobile Clinics. She will be joined by Futures Links Intern Connor Boucher.

“Our goal is to establish a direct link with schools in Cape Breton and their local golf club. We want to provide opportunities for kids interested in golf to learn about the game, and give them a clear pathway to become golfers.” said David Campbell, Executive Director of the NSGA. “By delivering golf in schools and offering mobile clinics at golf courses will help bridge the gap between the classroom and the clubhouse.”

“We are very pleased to be partnering with the NSGA to deliver the Golf in Schools programs across Cape Breton. The responsibility to grow the game of golf falls to the golf clubs on the island and with the Golf in Schools program, we hope to introduce the game of golf to children who may have never had the opportunity to play.” said Donnie Rowe, General Manager of the Lingan Golf Club.

This trip will mark the beginning of a season long plan to help raise the profile of golf in the Cape Breton region. The island has grown into a world class golf destination and we hope to bring more Cape Bretoner’s into the game. Our Mobile Clinics and Skills Competitions are open to all juniors wanting to learn to golf. Please contact your nearest club in Cape Breton or the NSGA to find a clinic near you.

Events planned for the 2018 season include.

(stay tuned for more info, dates and locations)
  • The Cape Breton Junior Swing – 5 Junior Invitationals at 5 clubs from July 22-26       Competitors have a chance to win a spot to play in the Cape Breton Open Pro-Am (Aug 28)
  • Mobile Clinics and Skills Competitions throughout Cape Breton in June, July and August.
  • Season ending Skills Competition at the Cape Breton Open.
  • Community Golf Coach – Lingan Golf Club – June 2-3 – visit www.nsga.ns.ca for more info

Cape Breton Golf in Schools Visits and Mobile Clinic’s for the Week of May 14-18

NGIS

Monday, May 14th – The Lakes Golf Club
    • Golf in Schools: Eskasoni Elementary & Middle School – 9:30-11:55am
    • Mobile Clinic: 5-6pm at the Lakes Golf Club
    • Future Links Skills Challenge: 6-7pm at the Lakes Golf Club
Tuesday May 15th – Seaview Golf & Country Club
    • Golf in Schools: Coxheath Elementary School 12:30pm-3:00pm
    • Mobile Clinic: 5-6pm at the Seaview Golf & Country Club
    • Future Links Skills Challenge: 6-7pm at the Seaview Golf & Country Club
Wednesday, May 16th – Lingan Golf Club
    • Golf in Schools: Glace Bay Elementary
    • Mobile Clinic: 5-6pm at the Lingan Golf Club
    • Future Links Skills Challenge: 6-7pm at the Lingan Golf Club
Friday, May 18th – Bell Bay Golf Club
    • Golf in Schools: Baddeck Academy (11:15am-12:15pm)
    • Mobile Clinic: 5-6pm at the Bell Bay Golf Club
    • Future Links Skills Challenge: 6-7pm at the Bell Bay Golf Club

If you have a child who is interested in taking apart in the free Mobile Clinic and/or a Skills Competition please contact the host club to sign up.

Community Golf Coach Course
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May 26-27 at the Brunello Golf Club
June 2-3 at the Lingan Golf Club 
Looking at getting more involved in junior golf at your facility? Want to help your PGA of Canada professional with his or her Junior Golf Programming? This workshop is designed for the Community Golf Coach who is, or would like to, work with children or youth and is introducing the basic skills of golf. The goal is to help prepare YOU to be competent in the skills required by a community coach.
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