Golfers Tackle 100 Hole Hike to Raise Over $30k For Youth On Course

Whitby, ON – From sunrise to sunset, participants from Golf Ontario, Golf Canada, TaylorMade, adidas, and 94.9 The Rock walked and played one-hundred holes of golf with proceeds going to support the great new Youth on Course program.


On October 6th, twenty golf lovers took on the formidable challenge to walk one-hundred holes of golf in one day to raise money and awareness for Youth on Course. Now in its 14th year, Youth on Couse currently operates in thirty-eight states/provinces in two countries, serves over 95,000 youth members, and provides access to affordable golf at 1,400+ facilities in North America. The program recently launched into the Ontario market.


Ryan Starr, Director of Golf Lakeridge Golf Club and Partner of Geared to Golf, who participated in the 100 Hole Hike had some very positive feedback following the event. “It was a top shelf event put on by Jason Hraynyk (Manager, Business Development) and the Golf Ontario team. Having twenty players participating in the event was great, as the flow on the course was awesome and everyone kept a really good pace! The radio station and our partnership with 94.9 The Rock has been fantastic, and they really contributed a ton to the radio coverage for this event. For us, it was a lot of exposure for not only the golf course, but for our new pilot project The Joint Restaurant and Ted Reader’s BBQ. Everything Youth on Course is doing for Junior golf is right in our wheelhouse, as Eldorado GC is our largest property in terms of Junior golf camps, clinics, and Programs”.


Kyle McFarlane, Sr. Director at Golf Ontario added his enthusiasm as well: “From Golf Ontario’s standpoint, with all the sponsors on board and delivering a first-class event from top to bottom, we were thrilled with this event and we are definitely looking forward to seeing what the second year of this event will bring. The amazing funds raised will help us deliver affordable golf to junior golfers across Ontario”.


On the overall Team Leaderboard for the 100 Hole Hike, Golf Canada and Golf Ontario have currently raised the third highest amount towards Youth on Course. With over $30,000 dollars raised towards subsidized rounds of golf for junior golfers, Golf Canada and Golf Ontario could not be prouder. “It was such a fun day and an amazing event! After playing one-hundred holes of golf, we all thought we would be in pain, but the overall experience outweighed the 28+km walked and 200 plus swings taken. We are very proud to see the attention the 100 Hole Hike gained from the public and our many supporters. This event was a huge hit thanks to our amazing sponsors, who kept us energized and fueled up, so that we could conquer the task at hand and support Youth on Course and Junior golfers”, added Dave Struthers, Sr. Director at Golf Ontario.


Fun Facts from the 100 Hole Hike

  • 20 Golfers participating
  • 2,000 Holes Played over 9 hours and 20 minutes
  • Over $30,000 raised towards Youth on Course
  • Approximately 860,580 steps taken and over 562 km walked
  • Approximately 62,200 Calories burned


Golf Ontario would like to thank the players, staff, and volunteers for their support of the 1st Annual 100 Hole Hike. To the wonderful Eldorado Golf Club, Bruce’s Golf, Geared to Golf, and Ted Reader’s BBQ, thank you for being gracious hosts for this amazing event. A huge thank you to 94.9 The Rock for the extended promotion of this event and coverage. Lastly, a big thank you to our sponsors and partners, TaylorMade, adidas, BioSteel, HUB, Discovery Dream Homes, All or Nothing Brewhouse, Georgian Bay Spirit Co., Cadence Music Group, Golf Historical Society of Canada, Nikon, Desjardins, MadeGood Foods, Sark Reality, Michael Kelly’s Homemade Cooking and Eatery, OJTBF Non For Profit Group Benefits, and Great Canadian Meat. We are grateful for your support!


Pledges are still open online if you’d like to support the participants who completed the 100 Hole Hike. To support the participants and Youth on Course, you can pledge any amount towards any golfer by visiting


For photos of the 100 Hole Hike, click here.


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