Building on an incredible 2018 event that raised almost $100,000, Golf Ontario is proud announce The 8th Annual Junior Golf Drive & Gala taking place on May 27th, 2019. It will be another fabulous day of golf, topped off by an evening of great food, amazing wine, and outstanding entertainment at the prestigious Granite Golf Club.
“Using golf as a vehicle to instill life skills and core values in young people is the driving force behind the Junior Golf Drive & Gala,” said Mike Kelly, Golf Ontario Executive Director. “All proceeds will go directly to programs and services which aim to provide these opportunities to the next generation, ultimately driving the long-term development of stronger communities and the building the sport of golf in Ontario.”
The event is in support of numerous Golf Ontario youth initiatives within the province including: Grow Golf Grants, Golf in Schools, Team Ontario and Post-Secondary Scholarships. Granite, one of the most prestigious clubs in the province, will play host to a wonderful day of golf and evening of spectacular entertainment supplied by our emcee and host Natasha Staniszewski and our featured special guest Charlie Rymer.
Charlie Rymer, a former PGA Tour player, has hosted numerous hit Golf Channel Shows such as “Road Trip: Myrtle Beach” and “Big Break: Prince Edward Island”. Charlie starred on Morning Drive and helped lead the network’s PGA Tour coverage, among other responsibilities. He has covered live events on the PGA Tour, Champions Tour, Nationwide Tour and the LPGA tour for ESPN, ABC, CBS, USA Network and on Golf Channel. Known for his outgoing personality and southern humor, throughout his career Charlie Rymer has kept audiences thoroughly entertain.
Rymer played professionally for 10 years, including winning the 1994 South Carolina Open on the Nationwide Tour. He recorded his best finish on the PGA Tour in 1995 at the Shell Houston Open where he finished 3rd, only one shot out of a playoff with Payne Stewart and Scott Hoch.
We are excited to welcome Rymer to as our featured Special Guest. He will surely entertain the Junior Golf Drive guests with memories and stories from his career on and off the course.
The evening will be hosted by TSN SportCentre anchor Natasha Staniszewski. As the co-host of the late night/morning loop, millions of Canadian sports fans watch Natasha every week. Born and raised in Edmonton, Staniszewski was an athlete, excelling in basketball and volleyball, but her latest obsession is playing golf. In 2017, she checked off a major bucket list item when she spent a day at Augusta National Golf Club watching The Masters. Natasha brings an amazing energy and professionalism to the evening which will keep the audience entertained.