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The UGC Junior Golf Society in partnership with KIDSAFE provides inner-city elementary school children with an introduction to the wonderful game of golf by providing the facilities, equipment, instruction and refreshments in a relaxed and supervised environment.
The idea of a "Junior Golf Society" was conceived by long-time golfer Norm Johnson. Norm played golf at University Golf Course for 70 years ... from 1936 until his death in 2006, at age 94. Golf greatly enriched Norm's life, and to show his appreciation he decided to "give something back".
With leadership from our President, Art Charpentier, a past president of the UGC Weekend Men's Club, and encouragement from the executive of University Golf Club, combined with generous assistance from our sponsors and volunteers, a unique opportunity was created for inner-city boys and girls to experience the game of golf and to acquire skills and disciplines that will last them a lifetime.
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Our program of delivering golf instruction to inner city kids has continued, now into it’s 12th year. Over 350 kids have participated in the program over this period. Some of the recent highlights:
The Society is pleased to be able to continue providing these learning and personal growth opportunities to kids as they receive golf lessons from the UGC teaching professional, supported by our volunteers.