What Is the Kevin Haime Junior Golf Initiative?
The Kevin Haime Junior Golf Initiative (KHJGI) helps kids who have already embraced the game of golf to pursue their passion. Through an application process junior golfers will be given access to golf memberships at area golf clubs or receive other funding to help pursue their golf dreams and ambitions.
I am excited to be bringing the Kevin Haime Junior Golf Initiative into its eleventh season. I owe most of who I am to the game of golf. I can't think of a better way to give back than by growing the game of golf and giving kids with enthusiasm for the game the same opportunity to pursue their passion that I had. Over the last ten years our initiative has already placed 605 kids onto high end private golf clubs by granting them annual memberships. Over the next several years our intention is to give hundreds more kids access to the area's top golf courses so they can develop as golfers and people.
Our Initiative is supported by so many wonderful partners and friends in the game of golf. I would be remiss if I didn't thank our golf course partners for allowing us to place juniors at their wonderful clubs. I'd also like to thank our title sponsor PING Canada for their trust and support since day one and the many sponsors, volunteers and participants who help us fundraise every year at the Kevin Haime Kids to the Course Classic at the beautiful Eagle Creek Golf Club.
The Kevin Haime Junior Golf Initiative has put over 600 children onto the golf course in its first ten years. With your continued support we've been able to give hundreds of children the chance to play this wonderful sport and grow up in a golf club environment. Through the Kevin Haime Junior Golf Initiative juniors are granted year-long full junior memberships to some of our areas best private and public clubs. Our idea has always been to provide kids with not only a terrific golf course to improve their skills on, but also to provide them with the respectful and traditional environment that a golf club can provide.
The Kevin Haime Kids to The Course Classic
The Kevin Haime Kids to the Course Classic presented by Ping is one of Ottawa's premiere charity golf events. The Ryder Cup Style tournament happens annually on the 2nd Tuesday in May at Eagle Creek Golf Club.
This great day of golf, friendship and fun funds the Kevin Haime Junior Golf Initiative. I want to thank all of our sponsor partners, players and volunteers who's hard work and support will give kids access to some of the best golf clubs in our region this year.
Please join me and my friends at The Eagle Creek Golf Club on Tuesday May 8, 2018 for a great day of golf, competition, friendship, fun, and to support a wonderful cause. With your help we will once again get more kids involved with our great lifetime game.
The Junior Masters
The Kevin Haime Junior Masters is a fun two day Professional style event we run to celebrate junior golf in Ottawa. It is hosted by Kanata Golf Club through our great partnership with Clublink.
Juniors compete in four divisions (gross and net) - Boys 10-14, Boys 15 - 18, Girls 10 - 14 and Girls 15 - 18. Our Championship Division in the Boys 15 - 18 group compete for the overall title and a green jacket custom tailored for the winner by Tom Lemenchick of Gentlemen's Clothing Consultants.
This year's event is on August 4th and 5th. This two day event includes dinner following play on Sunday August 5th.
We encourage caddies!