The Junior program is held every Wednesday for ages 6 - 18, beginning at 3:30 pm. Ages 6 - 8 and are required to have parental supervision while on the course (for their safety and etiquette). Wednesday nights from 3:30 to 5:pm are reserved for Junior Night tee times. As of July and August, junior tee-times will held from 1:30 - 3:pm.
Drop in play at a nine hole green fee of $15.00 is ALWAYS welcome on Wednesdays, and the junior player will be included in the weekly prize hole competition for things like KP, long drive, longest putt. Drop in players are not be added to any lesson schedule. Current lessons on Wednesday are limited to 10 players in pre-established capability groups for the best "teaching level" possible
All juniors with membership will be part of the organized "Junior Events and Program", with ongoing emails and "groups" at the players levels established. Currently, through paid sponsorship, Junior lessons from May 23 to August 4 will be held for membership players only, in their pre-established groups on a two cycle program for all players. As more players become members, they will be added into a "level of play" grouping for any lesson program that is available. Drop in play at a nine hole green fee of $15.00 is ALWAYS welcome on Wednesdays, and the junior player would be included in the weekly prize hole competition for things like KP, long drive, longest putt. Drop in players would not be added to any lesson schedule. Current lessons on Wednesday are limited to 10 players in pre-established capability groups for the best "teaching level" possible.
Junior lessons in 2018 are encouraged through the Pro Shop and Club Pro, Anouk Guelidi, in groups of 6 to10 players, at $10.00 per lesson, per player.
Communication for Juniors has been established through email to all active junior members. Anyone can be added if they contact the Pro Shop with their junior players name, age, player level, phone number, and email. Charlie Northrup is coordinating the Junior program. Janice Malkow with the support of the Ladies Club, is working with the female players to support their play and added "lessons".
Sponsorship for the Junior program is ongoing, and many businesses to date have stepped up with prize items and financial cash support to ensure the success of our Junior golf program. Financial support is always welcome, and funds should be made payable to Smithers Junior golf Program. Donations can be dropped off at the Pro Shop, or arrangements can be made to with your business to discuss how you can sponsor an event or weekly prize.
With our new Pro, Anouk Guelidi, 2018 has had a great start with many changes including "orange" forward tee boxes, limited size group lessons, players encouraged to play and play more golf, and parent awareness of golf course play and etiquette. As well, the ProShop has made junior equipment available for rent or sale. Please feel free to contact the Proshop with further questions.