Golf NL is pleased to acknowledge Pippy Park Golf Course as the 2022 Golf Course of the Year. Pippy Park Golf Course has been a mainstay of the golf community for more than 50 years. With over 31,000 rounds played this past year, the golf course has recreated itself over the past few years to […]
Golf NL is pleased to acknowledge Pippy Park Golf Course as the 2022 Golf Course of the Year.
Pippy Park Golf Course has been a mainstay of the golf community for more than 50 years. With over 31,000 rounds played this past year, the golf course has recreated itself over the past few years to offer a very vibrant array of golf programs for the general public.
The season got off to a great start with the Pippy Park Golf Course Superintendent Mr. Sandy Snow winning the Atlantic Golf Superintendents Association (AGSA) Jack Fairhurst Award for Golf Course Superintendent of the Year! This is the first time in over 50 years the award has been given to a Golf Course Superintendent from this Province.
Along with all of us, the Pippy Park Golf Course Board and staff are proud of your recognition and for your dedication over the past 33 years! This award appropriately reflects your hard work and the pride you take in maintaining our beautiful Course.
During the year Pippy Park Golf Course’s Golf Committee reviewed a host of the programs and services that lead to the development, creation and implementation of a Junior Golf League. It was not just a regular junior golf program but one that would cater to all ages and abilities in hopes of attracting and retaining juniors.
The junior program offered an Under 19 Junior League, a number of developmental camps for youth under 9 and under 6 and a number of tournaments. The course created a set of forward tee boxes to accommodate the younger age groups and ensure they had the opportunity to play the course. The course also promoted a junior membership program as well as an initial free round of golf. One should not forget that the course continues to participate in the “Take A Kid To The Course Program”
Aside from all the junior golf development, Pippy Park has created a very robust Ladies’ and Mens’ Leagues with the Ladies League considered one of the most attractive, entertaining, and engaging leagues of any across Atlantic Canada.
Ladies and Gentlemen, accepting the Golf Course of the Year Award on behalf of Pippy Park is Executive Director Ric Mercer.Return to Annual Awards