Golf club starts ‘em young

The Alberni Golf Club is known for its strong junior program, which kicks off this month.

James Maxwell

The Alberni Golf Club is known for its strong junior program, which kicks off this month. Lauren Thomas, Eric Gill and James Maxwell will all attest to that.

Thomas is the 2014 junior women’s champion and worked in the kitchen. Maxwell has grown with the program for the past seven years. And Gill has found confidence on the greens for the past six years.

The junior program offers a combination of lessons and tournament play, says Brian Rand, assistant pro in charge of the juniors.

Lessons are offered Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays and the tournament schedule starts in late June and runs until Labour Day.

Junior golf kicks off May 25. Clubs are available for players who need them. Registration is $250/ year and assistance is available through KidSport and Canadian Tire’s JumpStart program.

For more info, call the pro shop at 250-723-5422.

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