Castor youth take part in the Castor Golf Club junior golf program. (Photo submitted)

Castor youth take part in the Castor Golf Club junior golf program. (Photo submitted)

Castor’s golf season in full ‘swing’

The Castor Golf Club is in full ‘swing’ for the 2022 season.

According to Bev Nielson, the clubhouse manager for 2022, the course has already hosted several successful events this season with more on the way.

There have been a couple of new additions to the course this year.

First, a youth program started in May, running for two Thursdays in May and two Thursdays in June before shutting down for summer.

The junior program received a boost from the Tom Fletcher and the Castor Lions, who donated $1,000 to the program with which Nielson hopes to purchase some printed copies of golf rule books.

“The youth are the future of our club,” said Nielson.

A dozen youth participated in the program, which cost $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

The fees included lessons, a few games, and a hot dog.

A second addition to the club this year is an electronic golf game in the clubhouse, “so members can practise even when it’s raining,” said Nielson, with a laugh.

Other activities going on in the club include a sister-club program that Castor has joined with 10 other clubs in the central Alberta, a men’s inter-club program between Castor, Forestburg, Sedgewick, and Viking, and a senior’s inter-club program.

As far as up coming golf tournaments go, a ladies scramble will be running on July 16 and a men’s scramble will be running on Aug. 20.

Regarding the clubhouse, Nielson reminds everyone that the clubhouse is open to the public for dine-in or catering and that the clubhouse also runs the concession for the ball diamonds.

“Memberships are very important, but so is the public,” said Nielson.

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