Sam Young: Driving Junior Golf in Ontario’s Central Counties

Posted : September 9, 2014

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Sam Young is a catalyst in building the junior golf program in Central Counties. As an owner of the Shelburne Golf & Country Club, he has leveraged his deep knowledge of the game to not only teach Canadian juniors first hand, but also work to develop accessibility and awareness of the game for all.
Through an extensive personal playing career, experience on the board for the Canadian PGA, as well as serving as the president of the Ontario PGA, Sam has developed a comprehensive knowledge of the game, and truly knows how to have a measurable effect on the game for others.
Sam has had a strong impact on Ontario’s golf development, which is now beginning to shine a spotlight on the region as a golf hotbed for budding young golfers. Right now, there are many junior golfers under instructors like Sam’s tutelage that show great promise in becoming the future stars of the game. For more information on some of the names you may want to keep an eye on, you should check out our blog post from August 7th on some of Central Counties rising golf stars.
So, interested in having your daughter become the next Michelle Wie, or your son the next Mike Weir (pre elbow surgery)? Check out some of the amazing instructors in Central Counties below.
Shelburne Golf & Country Club
You can take instruction from Sam Young himself at the Shelburne Golf & Country Club. He loves to teach golfers of any age, and you can book a lesson at your convenience online through the Shelburne website.
Jason Helman
Jason Helman has been making a great name for himself in the golf world. With a recent appearance on the Golf Channel’s “The Morning Drive”, you can be sure that under the instruction of Jason your young star will be getting some of the best golf advice available. In fact, you may want to consider taking some lessons from Jason yourself (not that you need them, right?).
You can contact Jason through his website to book an appointment at the Wyndance Golf Club in Uxbridge, or the Golf Lab in Vaughan.
Gary Kent Golf Schools on Ontario
Gary Kent strives to encourage new and experienced golfers to develop a love for the game through high-level instruction and progressive improvement. The golf school employs a strong team of well-trained staff that works hard to provide instruction in an engaging format that will easily transfer into your next round. The Gary Kent Golf Schools are prepared to instruct golfers of any level, from elite golfers looking to break 80 (or lower), to beginner golfers picking up the clubs for the first time. In fact, Gary Kent has a specialized program designed for junior golfers that covers a vast area of the game, and even includes slow motion video playback for young golfers to see exactly what must be improved. You can check out Gary’s junior golf program on his website, and with locations in Scarborough, Carnarvon, and Markham, you can be sure to find a Gary Kent school near you.
The golf season may be winding down in Central Counties, but there’s still time for your child to straighten out that drive and start hitting more greens!
Remember, you can always use our map feature to search for golf locations in the Central Counties near you!
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