The Rupert Rotary Club is constructing the Wee Links golf facility. Wee Links is a six-hole youth golf facility supported by several Rupert organizations including land donated by the Rupert Elks Lodge, BPOE 2106 and maintenance provided by the Rupert Country Club which operates a standard length golf course nearby.
Wee Links construction commenced during the summer of 2012, with play beginning June 2014. Initial design work was completed with a $5,000 grant from the Project Mutual Telephone Foundation. The First Federal Foundation provided partial funding to remodel a current building to serve as the Wee Links clubhouse. The clubhouse will consist of a small indoor seating area, an area to dispense concessions and equipment, and a storage area for golf equipment that will be available to kids free of charge. It also will have a modest covered patio area where visitors can get some shade and be positioned to observe the youth players on the course.
We plan to have a service day in March 2014 to sand the tee boxes, fairways and greens. There is wide support from the community in this endeavor. Principals from several of the local schools are excited to share this program with the service clubs at their schools. The Minico High School, Construction Class is reviewing the plans to construct the new patio cover.
Charlie Creason, CEO of Project Mutual and past President of the Rupert Rotary said “Wee Links is intended to provide affordable opportunities for kids to participate in a lifetime oriented sports activity that promotes lifetime values including, integrity, honesty, politeness and respect. Rupert Rotary Club members are proud to sponsor this project and to partner with several local organizations to offer this resource to our community.”