Junior Golf Private School Program

Organization Sponsor: Creative Kids Education Centre

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Program Description

Creative Kids Education Center is a private school where extracurricular activities like golf, dance, drama, are built into the daily school curriculum. Golf was added as a choice in 2006. The objectives of the program is to: Bring more kids into the game, Make golf more accessible to juniors, Make golf more affordable for junior golfers, Provide a more systematic approach to junior golf development. Provide more competitive venues for juniors,Generate more awareness and interest in junior golf, Instill more knowledge of golf,Foster more cooperation between golf’s governing bodies,

# Indoor driving range
# Computer swing analysis
# Professional golf instructer
# CKEC student golf program (1-2pm)
# Community student golf program (2.10-3.10pm)
# Student golf program
# Private Lessons for Adults and Juniors
# Golf workshop held evenings & weekends for adults and Juniors

Program Approximate Cost: 

$100.00

Funding Sources: 

Creativekids and families.

Strategies For Sustainability: 

Golf is offered as a choice. Lessons are provided by professionals. Quality coaching at a young age helps develop good habits and results in better performance. Greater satisfaction is experience with the game. During the winter months kids practice in the school's gym but go outdoors spring and fall. This course is offered from 1-3 times a week. Parents provide good support for their kids.

Impact Of Program: 

Everyear 25% of the school population chooses golf as a course. Many more families golf together as a recreational activity.

Evaluation Tools: 

Feedback from parents and participants

Key Elements Towards Success: 

Having golf during regular school hours makes it very convenient for parents who might not have time to take their children to regular golf lessons. It also makes school more interesting being able to practice golf during school hours. There is also a tournament at the end of the school year where parents and kids play on teams.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

The challenge is to get kids through the first year. The first year is always difficult because the kids are learning a new skill. If they sign up for year 2 then they are hooked for life.

Length and Stage of Project: 

This program began in 2006.

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