If you’re looking to play a sport that gets you outdoors while having fun with friends on lovely landscapes, then contact Pine View Municipal’s head professional Tim Cole and give the game a go.
“We are a participant in the Get Golf Ready In Five Days program that has been developed to comfortably guide people into golf,” said Cole. “I introduce first-time players to a game that is beneficial both health wise and socially for a fee of $99 for five short, but thorough lessons.”
Get Golf Ready In Five Days came into being through the efforts of the National Golf Course Owners Association and the Canadian Professional Golfers Association.
Here is a look at how the associations describe the program:
- Get Golf Ready will be guided by CPGA professionals who make sure participants have fun during each step of the way. The program is designed to teach beginners and players returning to the game what they’ll need to know in order to be able to step onto a golf course and play with confidence.
- Like grade school, the first day is always the easiest and most important. During this first lesson, you’ll not only get an overview of the sport, but will also be introduced to the fundamentals, including everything from how to dress and act on the golf course to the purpose of each club. The opportunity to stroke some putts will help participants get a feel for the game.
- In the second lesson, you’ll learn the art of chipping, pitching and hitting out of green-side bunkers, as you begin to learn your way around the course.
- During a round of golf, when you’ve reached the halfway mark, it’s called “the turn”. During Get Golf Ready In Five Days, the turn means you’re halfway home to becoming a golfer. On day three, you’ll be introduced to fairway play while using your irons. Other tips will include pointers on good stretching techniques and making and repairing divots.
- By now, you’ll be familiar with putting and hitting shots from the fairway, bunkers and even out of the rough. Now it’s time to step into the tee box and take a swing. On the fourth day, you’ll learn everything about teeing off, including which of your metal-woods to use and choosing between the different tee markers.
- Over the course of the first four sessions, you’ll have learned the what, when, where, why and how of golf. Now it will be time to apply the knowledge. On the final day, you’ll learn how to keep score and apply basic rules to shots that splash in water hazards, go out of bounds or are lost. And then, to finish up, your CPGA instructor will guide you as you play an entire hole.
For more details or to sign up with Tim Cole for the Get Golf Ready In Five Days program, call 613.746.4653 or e-mail [email protected]