Lone Wolf Pro Wins British Columbia PGA Regional Award

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Larry Ramstad, Head Professional at Lone Wolf Golf Club, has won one of four Jack McLaughlin Junior Golf Leader of the Year awards and will compete for the provincial award on October 13.

Golfers and local golf courses received long-awaited recognition from the PGA of British Columbia when the regional award recipients were announced last week.

Larry Ramstad, Head Professional at Lone Wolf Golf Club, has won one of four Jack McLaughlin Junior Golf Leader of the Year awards and will compete for the provincial award on October 13.

Troy Knight, Managing Director of Lakepoint, won the regional Cec Ferguson Executive Professional of the Year award.

“It’s good to finally have it so far up north. A lot of those prizes go where the people are, around Vancouver where there are a lot of people, ”Ramstad said.

Ramstad has been with Lone Wolf for 12 years, and through his work with the club’s junior golf program, he’s been a big part of the Peace region’s junior golf scene being what it is. Ramstad, along with Lone Wolf general manager Dave Callum, started the journey in 2009 and wanted to have a strong junior program.

“At first we only had six to eight kids enrolled. We didn’t know what to expect, but junior golfers are the future of golf, especially here, and we need to make them survive for these courses to survive. “Ramstad said.

Ramstad said it took five years for the program to get to where it is today, with 120 children for four weeks each May.

Children as young as four and five begin the program, doing hand-eye coordination exercises first, before training with plastic clubs and tennis balls at the next age group. Eventually, the children switch to regular golf, participate in tournaments and become regular golfers in the area.

“We’ve had a lot of great players through our program. Aiden Craig-Steele won our club’s championship last year as a junior. He played a lot of golf at (FSJ Links) growing up but worked here. the last few years. Jacob Lang has come as part of our program as well, playing golf here and at Lakepoint, “Ramstad said.” I’m recognized, but all the courses in the area do a great job with the junior golfers. . “

Ramstad colleagues are delighted to see him receive this honor.

“I’m very proud of him, not just because he’s on our golf course. It is very important when someone from the North is nominated for a provincial award. plus, ”said Ryan Galay, Managing Director of Lone Wolf.

“The junior scene is growing here and it is a testament to the effort people are willing to put in the area, the money people are willing to give and the fact that they are bringing their kids to golf. what we want, children are the future Members will be retiring, we need people to fill the spaces, and having them in the region is huge, not just for Lone Wolf but for the entire region. ”


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