Future Links focuses on Outlook

Outlook, Sask. students received a Future Link visit this past week.

Hole 2 at the Riverview Golf Club in Outlook is being featured as a learning destination for the area’s students and golf enthusiasts.

Moon Lake Golf and Country Club member and PGA Saskatchewan coach Brad Birnie has visited the town of Outlook the past couple weeks as part of the Future Links Driven by Acura program. The initiative is designed to enhance interest in the sport in young people. Birnie has interacted with almost 50 students and 35 adults during his visits to the town in just a couple weeks. Birnie has been involved in the Future Links program and Golf Saskatchewan for over 12 years. He said growing the game is worth his volunteer time.

“It has been pretty successful,” Birnie said. “We’re pretty busy in the golf industry in the summer so getting away from our home clubs is a little tough but we try to effect a lot of communities in the province. It’s very enjoyable.”

Birnie is scheduled to return to Outlook and continue to promote golf throughout June until the school year expires. Outlook Elementary School Principal Darla Thorstad said the students appreciate the Future Links visit.

“We certainly do have some excited students from the golf lessons,” she said. “We really appreciate the opportunity for our students to learn the fundamentals of the sport from a professional.”

Golf Saskatchewan will host a mobile clinic this weekend at the Nutrient Children’s Festival from June 2 to 5 at Kinsmen Park in Saskatoon. More details are available here.

Future Link clinics are scheduled for Delisle on June 6 and Wynyard on June 13.  If your community, school, or local club is interested in hosting a Future Links event contact Steve Ryde at 1-306-975-0834.