Uxbridge, ON – From sunrise to sunset on October 5th and 7th, participants took on the formidable challenge of the 100 Hole Hike. The 24 golfers from Golf Ontario, Golf Canada, TaylorMade, adidas, 94.9 The Rock, and Golf Talk Canada walked and played one-hundred holes of golf with the proceeds going to support Youth on Course.
New and returning participants accepted the challenge of completing one-hundred holes of golf in one day to raise money and awareness for the amazing initiative that provides access to affordable golf for young boys and girls at over 1,400 facilities in North America. In its third year of operation in Canada, Youth on Course has seen more than 7,000 subsidized rounds played to date, and membership has increased by 9% from an already successful 2020 season. While these results are great for the growth of the game, it is imperative that we continue to raise awareness and funds to support this program, to reach our goal of expanding across the country by 2024.
Fun Facts from the 100 Hole Hike
- 24 Golfers participated in total
- Approximately $30,000 raised thus far for Youth on Course
- 2,300 holes played
- Over 7,500 shots taken
- Combined total of over 698km walked
- Hole-in-one by Connor Doria of TaylorMade on his 90th hole
Of all the associations participating in the 100 Hole Hike across North America, our YOC Ontario Hike currently sits in 8th place out of 17 teams. Pledges will be open online until the end of November if you’d like to support the participants who completed the 100 Hole Hike. To support Youth on Course, you can pledge any amount towards any golfer by visiting the fundraising page here.
Golf Ontario would like to thank the players, staff, and volunteers for their support of the 2nd Annual 100 Hole Hike. To our wonderful host courses, Brooklea Golf and Country Club and Eldorado Golf Club, thank you for your amazing hospitality. To Ted Reader’s BBQ, Pulse Nutrition, Michael Kelly’s Homemade Cooking & Eatery, MadeGood, Pita Pit, Boston Pizza Midland, Georgian Bay, Labatt Breweries of Canada, and Falcon Brewing Co., thanks for keeping our participants happy, hydrated, and fueled throughout the grueling day. A big shoutout to 94.9 The Rock, Doug Elliot, and Mike Luck for your continued support and amazing exposure to generate awareness of the event and Youth on Course.
Last but not least, a huge thank you to all our sponsors and partners of this great event; Bruce’s Golf, 94.9 The Rock, TaylorMade, adidas, Gus Brown Hyundai, Durham Artificial Grass, Golf Historical Society of Canada, Bollocks Pub & Kitchen, Nikon Canada, Golf Talk Canada, Cadence Music Group, Geared to Golf, Full Line Electronics, Harbourfront Wealth Management, Team Jordan – Lorraine Jordan, Huronia Physiotherapy & Chiropractic, Colin Steingard Photo & Video, Platinum Lighting & Electrical, Home Hardware Pro Contact Services, Chin & Orr Lawyers, Central Taxi Midland, Foresaleon Georgian Bay.ca, Morden Sand & Gravel, The Centre for Psychology & Emotion Regulation, Lefaive Electric Inc, The Mortgage Centre, and Bourgeois Auto Group. We are grateful for your support!
For photos of the 100 Hole Hike, click here.
About Youth on Course
The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Members play thousands of courses for $5 or less, benefit from employment through the caddie and internship program, and receive college scholarships. Headquartered in Pebble Beach, Youth on Course is a 501(c)3 organization that began as the charitable arm of the Northern California Golf Association. Since 2006, close to one million rounds have been played by Youth on Course members and nearly $2 million has been raised for college scholarships. In the United States, Youth on Course serves Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin, with the goal of delivering affordable golf in all 50 states by 2021. To learn more about YOC, please visit www.youthoncourse.ca.
About Golf Canada
Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada, representing 271,000 golfers and 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to increase Canadian participation and excellence in golf. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca.
About Golf Ontario
Golf Ontario is Ontario’s Provincial Sport Organization focused on enhancing participation, elevating performance, and supporting the passion of golfers in Ontario. With over 100,000 individual members and 450 member clubs, Golf Ontario is one of the largest golf associations in the world. From rating courses and keeping the integral rules of the game intact, growing the game at the grassroots level and getting the game of golf into our school systems, keeping the Ontario golf community aware of all relevant issues, and hosting the best amateur tournaments in Canada, Golf Ontario is a passionate group dedicated to making golf better for everyone in Ontario. We share a love and passion for golf, while preserving its past, fostering its future, and championing golf’s best interests for everyone who enjoys the sport. To learn more, visit www.gao.ca.
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