About the Program
Established in 2017, Future Pros is an initiative of the Golf Professionals of Manitoba Foundation Inc. that provides golf memberships, equipment and instruction to kids aged 14 to 18 in Manitoba and North Western Ontario who otherwise would not have access the game. The first year of the program was successful with 8 kids participating at clubs throughout the city of Winnipeg. Our goal is to welcome 20 participants in 2018 and are striving to increase the number of kids we provide access to golf each year thereafter.
Golf is not only a great sport providing challenge and physical activity, but it also instils the core values of life in each person that plays the game. Having the opportunity to be a part of the golf community at a young age can open doors to many possibilities in the future, within or beyond the sport itself.
What is a Future Pro?
A Future Pro is between 14 - 18 years of age who would not otherwise have the financial means to be able to play the game of golf.
The Foundation works with local schools and their resource teachers to ensure kids that truly will benefit from the program apply.
How is a Future Pro Supported?
Once accepted to the Future Pros Program, students are provided with the full golf experience :
- Junior membership to a golf club
- Private & group instruction
- All the necessary equipment to play
A professional at each club is designated to provide guidance to each participant, while the foundation Executive Director stays in contact with families and host clubs throughout the golf season.
What is the duration of the Program?
The Future Pros Program accepts kids between 14- 18 (grades 9 - 12) and will support them through to graduation providing they participate in the game according to our criteria set forth.
This criterion is mutually agreed upon by participant, family members and the foundation.
Where does a Future Pro Play Golf?
Future Pros are purchased memberships at a golf club closest to where they live. Location is important to provide the kids with the best possible access to the game.