Yawney has been golfing for over 50 years and still hasn’t hit his
60th birthday. Over the years he has become a household
name for anyone who has any interest in the sport of golf in the
Greater Sudbury Area and it is no wonder that he is sometimes
referred to as “Mr. Golf” in these circles.
Sam’s golf enterprise now consists of four golf
courses along with a huge retail store and training/practice
facility. He is a CPGA Club Professional who spends most of his time
managing Golf Sudbury, the name of his operation, but he still
challenges for top spot on the Northern Pro Golf Tour every summer.
With everything else going on in the sport, Sam
continues to spend a great deal of time and energy trying to build
momentum for the Junior Golf movement in the Greater Sudbury Area.
He provides numerous incentives at his golf courses to encourage
young people to take up the sport and never hesitates to talk to
people about the benefits that are available for children who take
up the game at a young age.
What Sam Yawney is doing for Junior golf is consistent
with the mission of the True Sport Movement. True Sport is dedicated
to helping people like Sam develop the positive values and
principles that will help youth in all areas of their life and thus
in improving the quality of life for everyone in the community.
During a special interview with Robert Kirwan, the True
Sport Community Animator for
Sam shared his thoughts about the junior development programs in the
region and discussed some of the benefits that young boys and girls
can receive by taking part in the sport. Sam does point out that the
social nature of the sport encourages young boys and girls to golf
with their friends, so the key is to get the group of friends all
interested in playing.
The following True Sport Video presentation is
definitely worth watching.