Young Indigenous golfers took to the fairways

Prepared for the elements. ( Photo Dennis Hanagan )

By; Dennis Hanagan For Turtle Island News TORONTO – The weather was perfect with sunshine and temperatures in the high 20s when young Indigenous golfers took to the fairways in the North American Indigenous Games golf competition that ran here between July 16 and 23. One of those young golfers was Laurel Paypompee, a 16-year-old Ojibwe of Whitefish Bay on the eastern end of the southern shore of Lake Superior. She had been golfing only about one month before she set foot on the 18-hole, par 70 Humber Valley Golf Course. But she knew what she liked about the sport. “I just like to whack the ball,” she said. She was on the driving range the morning of the competition and knocked the ball about 100 yards. Her other passion…

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