Learn more about Ottawa’s first junior golf program dedicated to kids 5 to 12 years old!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.
Age: 5 to 12 years-old
Cost: $119 per child plus HST
Information Night: May 25th from 7pm-830pm
Number of Participants: Limited to first 50 registrants
Register Now: Click here
Overview of program:
The “Little Thunderbirds Golf Tour” at Thunderbird Sports Centre will be available for children between 5 to 12 years old. Sponsored by the Kevin Haime Junior Golf Initiative, this program is designed to provide a place for younger golfers, who may not be able to access other golf course on a regular basis, with a place to have fun playing golf, receive instruction to help improve their skill and be introduced to the competitive aspect of golf. Participants will compete in 9-hole competitions including: medal play, match play, Stableford etc. Prizes will be awarded in age groups depending on the number of registrants in each group. Each participant will be provided with a golf shirt, hat and sleeve of golf balls.
Prior to the start of the program, all participants will be required to attend a rules and etiquette session, to learn the basic rules of the game and how to conduct themselves on the course. At least one parent or guardian will be required to attend the session with their child. The rules and etiquette sessions will take place at the Thunderbird Sports Centre. Participants will be informed of dates and times for the sessions in late May and prior to the start of Tour play.
Kevin Haime Golf School qualified PGA of Canada golf professionals will provide 2 group instruction sessions at the Kevin Haime Golf Centre over the course of the program. Participants will be required to sign-up for each instruction session a week prior to the session at the Thunderbird Sports Centre. Instruction will cover the fundamentals of the full swing, chipping/pitching and putting. The first session will be held prior to the first on course competition on June 3rd. The clinic dates are:
Instruction Sessions are held at Kevin Haimes on the following dates:
June 3rd from 11am to 12pm.
July 8th from 11am to 12pm.
How to Register
Play will consist of 9 holes each week for 8 weeks starting the June 3rd. Tee-times will be set-up starting at 1pm every Saturday. Participants will be required to sign-up in the golf shop at Thunderbird Sports Centre by noon the Thursday prior to that Saturday’s competition. A draw sheet with group and tee times will be made available Friday morning. There will be two divisions based on the ages and number of participants. Prizes will be awarded each week based on scores/play combined from both nights’ play. Parents are encouraged to caddy for their children.
Dates for the tour are:
Saturday, June 3rd
Saturday, June 10th
Saturday, June 17th
Saturday, June 24th
Saturday, July 8th
Saturday, July 15th
Saturday, July 22nd
Saturday, July 29th
NOTE: There will be no play on July 1st, due to Canada Day.