Trafalgar Golf & Country Club extends legacy through Golf in Schools

GOlf Canada & Trafalgar Golf & Country Club
Bob Hunter, Neil Gartshore, Laurence Applebaum, John Reynolds (Golf Canada), Adam Hunter, Kelly Dawdy

Trafalgar Golf and Country Club will ensure their legacy is instilled in the Milton community for years to come, by making a donation to the Future Links, driven by Acura Golf in Schools program.

President Bob Hunter, Men’s Captain Neil Gartshore and Finance Committee Chair John Reynolds presented the program with a $9,600 donation on behalf of the membership at Trafalgar.

“In 1958, Trafalgar Golf and Country Club and its members had a vision. That was, to be recognized as one of the premier golf facilities in Southern Ontario, dedicated to the mentoring and growth of junior golf”, says Bob Hunter, President of Trafalgar Golf and Country Club.

“Despite its closing as a private golf club after 60 years, the donation, on behalf of the members, is the continuation of the dream…one that creates a legacy, that will reach thousands of students in the Milton area. The membership at Trafalgar Golf and Country Club, wishes to extend our sincere congratulations to Golf Canada and its Future Links Golf In Schools program and to extend our thanks for your commitment to the growth of junior golf across this country and beyond”.

The generosity of Trafalgar will allow 20 elementary schools to be adopted into the Golf in Schools program.  Providing them with a first exposure to golf opportunity in in their physical education classes.  A Golf in Schools donation includes the full program kit, which features safe, age-appropriate golf clubs along with a teacher-friendly learning resource. Developed in conjunction with the PGA of Canada and Physical Health Education (PHE) Canada, the learning resource incorporates Life Skills into the curriculum—placing added focus on transferrable skills both on and off the golf course.

“We can’t thank the membership at Trafalgar enough for their generous donation”, says Jeff Thompson, chief sport officer. “This donation is a great way for Trafalgar’s legacy to live on in the community they were a part of for so long.  We look forward to working with schools in Milton to introduce the game of golf to their students.”

Trafalgar Golf and Country Club is a Golf Canada member club in Milton, Ont., that opened its doors in 1958. Since then, several notable Canadian golfers have grown up learning the game at Trafalgar, including Sandra Post. Having a recognized, thriving junior golf program is something the course has always been proud of.

The decision was made in September 2018 that Trafalgar Golf and Country Club would be sold to land developers in Milton, seizing operations as a private facility in 2019.