Sandpoint Elks driving forward with Youth Golf Program

Print Article

SANDPOINT — Sandpoint Elks Lodge No. 1376, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks has made some impressive strides toward a fully-functional, kid-ready Youth Golf Program for the young people in Bonner County.

With a generous $9870 grant from the Elks National Foundation and the dedication of Elk volunteers, there will be a couple of wonderful opportunities for 8 to 15 year-old kids to begin, and improve, their golf experience.

The YGP committee, under Program Director Denny Creighton, has formally partnered with “Hook a Kid on Golf,” a nationwide support organization dedicated to introducing the game of golf to kids at an early age.

“This is not just about playing golf,” said Creighton. “It’s about the life-lessons of discipline, respect, honesty, integrity that are part of the basics of the game…and life, really. Imagine all that, and having a lot of fun at the same time.”

 Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Department has agreed to include the YGP in its summer schedule and provide all the registration, insurance and background checks for the instructors.

“This is a great advantage to the Elks and the community” said Huyck of Parks and Rec’s involvement. “They are a focal point for many activities, and people know them. That takes the pressure off of the Elks, who will provide all of the instructors, helpers and administrators of the program.”

There will be two separate sessions. Both are for 8-15 year-olds and each will have 36 participants.

“Tee” level will be for kids who have never played golf, from July 16-20. All new equipment will be provided for the kids to keep upon completion.

“Green” level is for young golfers who already have clubs, and will be held once-per-week, for six weeks starting on July 25.

These programs are free and will fill up fast so register early beginning May 21 at Parks and Rec.

For more information please call the Elks at 263-3811, or visit “Sandpoint Elks lodge 1376” on Facebook.

Print Article

Read More News

US stock indexes fall as weak tech stocks overshadow market

AP

September 25, 2017 at 11:26 am | NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes fell on Monday after losses for technology companies overshadowed gains for energy producers and elsewhere. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index dropp...

Comments

Read More

Idaho targets big game on private lands

AP

September 25, 2017 at 11:24 am | SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Big-game hunters should find the Idaho Panhandle a better than average place to bag meat for the freezer and have a shot at a trophy elk or whitetail this season, even though el...

Comments

Read More

Idaho victims' rights advocates preparing for 2018 session

AP

September 25, 2017 at 11:03 am | BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's legislative leaders are preparing to reintroduce a proposal amending the state's constitution to expand the rights of crime victims and their families. Senate Majority...

Comments

Read More

Everyone Says We Must Control Exorbitant Drug Prices. So, Why Don’t We?

AP

September 25, 2017 at 10:50 am | Of all the promises President Donald Trump made for the early part of his term, controlling stinging drug prices might have seemed the easiest to achieve. An angry public overwhelmingly wants cha...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 263-9534
PO Box 159
Sandpoint, ID 83864

©2017 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X