Fair Deal on the Fairways
The Indian River Golf Foundation is under par in its efforts to introduce the game to new players, both young and old.
IRGF recently conducted a successful pilot program with the Senior Resource Association that included two, one-hour training sessions in short game skills at Sandridge Golf Club. The program received a resounding thumbs up and requests for more sessions, including a full swing skills program.
Professional Roger Van Dyke retired he could have taken it easy, played a few rounds of golf with his buddies and called it a day. Instead, Van Dyke established the Indian River Golf Foundation (IRGF) two years ago and works tirelessly to see that others, young and old alike, have the opportunity to experience the benefits that the game offers.
Why? “I have a love for the sport and want to pass it on,” explains Van Dyke, who serves as the not-for-profit organization’s president. “With 45 years of experience I asked myself, what are you going to do now that you’re retired, how fulfilled are you going to be just playing golf? The intent of the foundation is to serve the golf community in ways that will open doors for enthusiasts regardless of socio-economic status, age or skill level and help identify Indian River County as a remarkable golf destination.”
Read the entire article in the January 2011 issue