Golf Ontario and Golf Canada have announced the 100 Hole Hike to raise money and awareness for Youth on Course program in Ontario.
The 100 Hole Hike will see approximately 20 participants take on the challenge of walking 100 holes of golf in a single day.
Youth on Course is an initiative for young boys and girls that provides access to affordable golf at 1,400+ facilities in North America.
Launched in Ontario in July 2020, junior golfers aged six to 18 who have purchased a Golf Canada/Golf Ontario gold membership will receive a Youth on Course card, and will have access to $5 green fees at participating facilities across the province.
There is no limit to how often members can play using their Youth on Course card. Youth on Course members in Ontario will also be members of the entire Youth on Course international network, receiving access to affordable golf at over 1,000 golf courses in Ontario, Alberta and 35 different states.
The 100 Hole Hike is a one-day fundraiser that requires golfers to walk 100 holes of golf in one day. The Ontario event in 2020 will take place on Tuesday October 5, 2020 at Eldorado GC in Whitby, Ontario.
Participants will include staff from Golf Ontario, Golf Canada, TaylorMade, adidas, Golf Talk Canada, and 94.9 The Rock.
Participants will be soliciting donations for their commitment to this long day of golf, and funds raised will go towards ensuring the success of the Youth on Course initiative.
“The 100 Hole Hike is truly a one of a kind golf event. Participants will play 5.5 rounds of golf in one day, and will help bring awareness to Youth on Course,” said Adam Hunter, senior manager of Grow the Game at Golf Canada.
“More importantly, the 100 Hole Hike will help raise money to ensure we can continue to offer affordable golf as part of this amazing program,” he said.