Gros Islet youth tee off with Grow Well!

Getting set for a fun day of golf!

Grow Well, the non-profit Gros Islet community organization, has recently launched an innovative Junior Golf Programme in association with the St Lucia Golf and Country Club, for the youth of Gros Islet. Over sixteen youth from the community ranging in age from seven to sixteen applied to the programme and commenced training on May 4.
The trainer for the programme is Peter Charles David, professional golf instructor and Saint Lucian national.  David recounted what golf meant to him and his close friends as young caddies at the Cap Estate Golf Club.
“Golf showed us opportunities otherwise unattainable for us and totally changed our lives,” he said. “My personal commitment is to share the lessons we learned with children in our community in a fun and nurturing environment.”
“We strongly support Junior Golf,” stated Glenn Sorenson, head professional of the St Lucia Golf and Country Club “Our objective with this programme is to introduce golf to those who otherwise would not be able to afford the game.”  He added that Grow Well is well known for its good works in the community and for the organizational skills necessary to ensure the success of this exciting project.
Grow Well treasurer Susan Guillaume applauded the Golf Club for its community outreach.
“The Club is providing access to its facilities, golf clubs, balls, transportation and leadership,” she said. “Through this programme our children will learn not only the game of golf, but also can acquire the discipline, concentration and etiquette that is crucial to the game as well as to their personal development.”
Grow Well’s principal contributors are The Landings and the Rotary Club of Gros Islet.  In addition to the St Lucia Golf Club, sponsors of the Golf programme include Sharon and Carnie Lawson and Domino’s Pizza.  Grow Well is further seeking the support of corporations and individuals for the continued year round success of this programme.
Grow Well Inc. is hosting a book Sale at the JQ Mall Rodney Bay on Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 9am to 1pm and is looking forward to the public’s support. All proceeds go towards the development of youth in the Gros Islet area!

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