Kitchen Creek set to host ‘Demo Days,’ junior clinic

Kitchen Creek will host its second-annual “Demo Day” this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring sales reps from the top manufacturers in the game, including Taylor Made, Calloway, and Titliest.
Workum said 300 golfers took in last year’s one-day event but expected that number to increase to as many as 500 this year.
“More people know about [the demonstration] now from around the district so I expect more people will come out,” he said, adding golfers can try out the clubs on the practice range and talk to the sales reps.
Workum said the hot clubs on the market right now are titanium woods, which are bigger and lighter than regular ones.
While the average cost for a titanium club will set a golfer back about $500 (compared to $300 for a regular one), Workum said it’s well worth the investment.
“Don’t ask me why but you can drive the ball farther and straighter with them,” he noted.
Workum said the demonstration is the largest outdoor one in western Canada (Northwestern Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan). The largest is an indoor demonstration at Winnipeg’s golf doom.
In other news, Kitchen Creek once again will host a clinic for junior golfers that will run for five consecutive weeks beginning Monday, May 4.
Those aged 12 and under will take to the links from 5:30-6:30 p.m., with the 13 and over group going on from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The clinic, instructed by Workum, is free to club members and costs $25 for non-members.
About 60 kids signed up for it last year.
The clinic will include such topics as the golf swing, putting and chipping, and golf etiquette.