by Dave Warner

The weather was beautiful at the Little Falls Municipal Golf Course on Saturday morning as the kids who had been involved in the Golf for Life program turned out for their final event of the summer, and the adults followed with 18 holes to raise money for the program through the Tom Carrig Memorial Tournament.

Blaise Carrig, founder of the program stated, “This is the second year that we’ve done the Golf for Life program for the kids of Little Falls. Everyone from 7-17 gets to learn how to play the game of golf for free.”

He said that when they’re finished with their instruction, they can play the course and use the equipment that has been purchased for the program at no cost throughout the year.

“Hopefully, it keeps them motivated to stay and play the game.”

Carrig said they had 35 kids this year participate in the program. “I’m really happy with that response.”

The youth that came up Saturday had a pitch and putt tournament and there were some trophies for the winners.

He said that his brother Ken and he seeded the program to get it started and that the tournament keeps the funding going so that it can continue. “My dad took up golf late in life and really loved his time up here at the golf course with his friends.”

Thirteen teams participated in the tournament.