“Kids Want to Play” program to launch this spring

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018

Petawawa Golf Club will offer free memberships to youth interested in learning golf fundamentals.

The Petawawa Golf Club has a unique opportunity for youngsters interested in the sport.

Through a partnership with the Dave Findlay Junior Golf Foundation, a new program entitled “Kids Want to Play” will be created in the Spring. This program will allow eligible youth to play for free on the greens as well as receive instruction from Paul Cotey, Head Professional at the Club.

This junior program will not only see these kids get out on the greens, but it will also teach them the etiquette of the game and give them the chance to win one of two $500 bursaries

“We are really excited to try and get kids enthused about the game of golf,” said Cotey.

Parents of the programs’ participants are also invited to play with their children on Sunday nights.
“It’s at no charge to them, so they can have some family time,” said Cotey.

All that is needed on the part of the child is to send Cotey a letter or an email detailing why they want to play golf as well as become a member of the Dave Findlay Junior Golf Foundation and the Petawawa Golf Club.

There are no official standards for the letter, and it could be ten words or 10,000 words. The only stipulation is that it must be sent in by April 1. Those selected will be invited to an orientation and receive more details.

Barring a few blackout times and dates, participants will be able to play seven days a week if they choose to do so. “We’ve got to get the kids to lay down their technique and learn the game,” said Cotey. “That’s why we are doing this.”

This is the first year that the Club is hosting this program and it is open to children of military members as well as children from the community at large.

“We are trying to promote the game for everybody, but let’s start with the kids,” said Cotey.

For more information or to send in a request letter, please contact Paul Cotey at paul@petawawagolfclub.com. The mailing address is Petawawa Golf Club, 3 Festubert Blvd., Petawawa, Ontario, K8H 2X3.