Lookout Point has a long history with Junior Golf and growing the game of golf in the Niagara Region. Junior members from Lookout Point have competed and won Provincial Titles and gone on to compete in both amateur events as well as at the collegiate level. Some of our past junior champions include:
Kevin Poole – PGA of Canada member and Director of Golf at Grand Niagara Golf Club, Multiple time Lookout Point Junior Club Champion (1970, 1971)
Sandy Billyard – 1973 Ontario Junior Champion, Multiple time Lookout Point Junior Club Champion (1972, 1973)
Mike Krowchuk – 1980 Ontario Juvenile Champion, Past Lookout Point Junior Club Champion
Joel Strickland – 1980 Ontario Junior Champion
Recent Club Champions include:
2015 – Andrew Pauls
2014 – Sam Piccolo
2012/2013 – Hanish Nagrani
We are also very proud of our Junior members who are now representing Lookout Point in the NCAA including, 2012/2013 Junior Champion Hanish Nagrani who competes for Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Ryan Dyck who is currently anchoring the Lindenwood University Lions in St. Charles, Missouri.
Why are Junior Golf Programs Important?
It is obvious that not every golfer can aspire to compete on the PGA Tour, but that doesn’t mean that juniors can’t take up the game at an early age and allow it to develop into a lifelong passion. Our philosophy on Junior Golf is simple, keep it “FUN” and keep it about “PLAY”. Golf teaches kids friendship and teamwork, The importance of communication, self-discipline, how to be active, movement and physical awareness, how a positive attitude can overcome failure and lead to success and most importantly they learn the life skills and transferable physical skills that will benefit them as they grow older.
Getting Juniors involved in golf at an early age not only makes them better golfers, but better people.
Through our partnership with Golf Canada and the CN Future Links Learn to Play Program our Team of professionals provides age appropriate development that is designed to teach both the physical and life skills that the game of golf promotes. We offer Junior Camps to our members and the general public as well as a dedicated Junior League that gives our junior members access to dedicated prime time tee times where they can come out and compete as a team in a season long competition designed around fun and teamwork.