Learners from the Seven Summits Centre for Learning took to the greens to learn golf skills in the early fall.

Learners take to the greens

Learners from the Seven Summits Centre for Learning took to the greens to learn golf skills in the early fall.

For the second year in a row, the learners at the Seven Summits Centre for Learning took to the greens for some pre-snowphysical education.

Loretta Bulfone and Edwin MacDonald, pros at Restsone Resort Golf Course, taught learners how to swing a club during theearly fall months.

“We were looking for activities for our centre to do that didn’t involve gym space because we don’t have one,” said SueMcBride. “So we were looking at all the kinds of activities that happen in our community, and golfing being one of them.… Sohopefully this will be the start of, you know, more of this type of a program, and we can expand it and maybe have a golfteam or something from Rossland.”

Bulfone and MacDonald taught a group of 15 learners “the basics of grip, posture and alignment along with safety andetiquette and care of the course.” They covered long game, short game, sand play and putting.

Learners and mentors from the centre both impressed the pros.

“We found the groups polite and respectful when spoken to and when reminded to do tasks like clean-up,” Bulfone said in anemail to McBride following the end of the season. “They took their responsibility for returning the school’s golf clubs seriouslyand assisted in locating ours as well. Very helpful at the end of our sessions. The mentor assistants and teachers were able toglean tips for their swings, which they seemed to enjoy, and were invaluable for their encouragement with the students duringcourse play and we thank them very much.”

Everyone’s efforts seemed to have paid off, as the learners thoroughly enjoyed themselves and improved their games.

“The kids love it, and they’re able to learn some great skills and go out on the golf course as well,” said McBride.

All of the grade 8 and 9 learners participate, and the program is open to the grade 10 to 12 learners as well.

 

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