Wildstone Golf Course in Cranbrook is launching its Junior Knights program to help grow the game of golf among youngsters.

Wildstone Golf Course in Cranbrook is launching its Junior Knights program to help grow the game of golf among youngsters.

Wildstone Jr. Knights set to take to the golf battlefield

Wildstone Golf Course in Cranbrook is launching its Junior Knights program to help grow the game of golf among youngsters.

Wildstone Golf Course is set to welcome Junior Knights to the roundtable as part of an innovative junior golf program designed to make it easy and affordable for youngsters and teens to take up the game.

Following in the footsteps of the legendary Black Knight, Gary Player, whose team at Black Knight Design, created one of the most stunning battlegrounds in Canada, Wildstone is prepared to lead the charge when it comes to growing the game.

The spectacular resort-styled course in Cranbrook is hoping to be invaded by young golfers in the coming weeks and throughout the summer as it launches the Wildstone Junior Knights Golf Team.

“We’re looking to create a non-structured, flexible program so young players and teens can frequent Wildstone and feel like they are part of a team,” says Chris Andrews, the GM at Wildstone.  “We’d like them to be able to come out and meet up with other junior golfers who are developing a passion for the game and let them grow and play together in groups.”

For a $60 fee to join the Wildstone Junior Knights Golf Team, kids receive a team t-shirt, a lesson from Head Professional Dave Linardic, a 10-bucket range card, and entry into a Junior Knights tournament. Junior Knights are also eligible for a special walk-on team rate of $9 for nine holes or $18 for 18 holes any day after 12 noon. A $29 junior rate applies to all advanced tee time bookings for juniors and players aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult, who doesn’t necessarily have to play.

“We’re encouraging, grandparents, families, young golfers, teens and their friends to enjoy learning and playing the game of golf at Wildstone by creating an experience that is fun and affordable for youngsters and teens,” Linardic says.

There is no set schedule. Junior Knights play any time after 12 noon seven days a week and they will be welcomed to come out before that to work on improving their games on the range and practice putting area. “We hope to see them bringing out their friends, encouraging each other, growing as a group and pushing each other to learn and play better,” Andrews adds.

All Wildstone Junior Knights team members will receive a golf lesson that will focus on proper golf course etiquette, how to practice properly and the basics of the golf swing and putting. They will be asked to sign a creed committing to respecting the game and facilities to become official members of the Wildstone Roundtable.

Head Professional Dave Linardic offers a variety of engaging programs, clinics and camps for young golfers including; the popular SNAG (Starting New at Golf) program for kids just getting into the game, Level 1 and Level 2 Junior Camps, the Black Knight Teen Camp and Girls at Wildstone 101.

All juniors play for free after 5 p.m. at Wildstone with a paid adult.

For more information about junior programs and the Wildstone Junior Knights Team please contact Head Professional Dave Linardic at 250-489-1282.

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