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Junior Golf – Encourage Young People to Love Golf at an Early Age

   Jun 05

Junior Golf – Encourage Young People to Love Golf at an Early Age

I remember how I was introduced to the game of golf. My grandfather was a golfer, and I remember that he played regularly. It was something he enjoyed. Then one day he invited me, a youngster, to caddy for him. Boy was I excited. I was awed by the beautiful golfscapes and greens, the rules of golf, the “gentlemanly” way the game was played. I was hooked.

How to Break 90 – Satisfaction Guaranteed!

Growing up, I took advantage of every opportunity caddy, to play golf and learn. One day my grandfather bought a new set of clubs and and gave me his old set. They were well worn, but when I gripped them and swung, I could sense memories of my grandfather and his love of golf.

If you ever have the chance to pass along the love of golf to your kids or grandkids, do it. Take them under your wing and teach them how to play.

Not that your kid will even become a top pro, but remember that many of today’s champions learned golf from their dads — Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and numerous others.

Today, kids have even more opportunities to learn golf.

The First Tee

If you’ve watched golf on television, you have seen the promotions for The First Tee.

The mission of the first tee is:

To impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

The nine core values taught by The First Tee include:

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Sportsmanship
  • Respect
  • Confidence
  • Responsibility
  • Perseverance
  • Courtesy
  • Judgment

Do these values seem familiar? They should. They are values inherent in the long tradition of the game of golf. Some First Tee Courses even name each hole after one of these values.

The First Tee has developed partnerships with School Districts all around the country. You might encourage your kid or grandkid to participate in The First Tee near you. Not only will they learn how to play golf, they will learn values that will last a lifetime.

Be a golf mentor to your kid or grandkid

If you are fortunate enough that your kid or grandkid can participate in The First Tee, don’t neglect the opportunity you have to be a golf mentor. Those times spent with on the golf course together will establish lasting memories. Don’t miss this marvelous time to bond relationships.

How to break 90

You want to improve your own game even as you encourage others in you family to improve. What better way to do that than to be able to break 90 — consistently.

The folks at PurePoint Golf, under the leadership of Bobby Eldridge, top golf instruction, have come up the a full DVD on How to Break 90.

Breaking 90 doesn’t mean that distance is everything. Play smarter, not harder. This DVD demonstrates how.

What about your clubs? You don’t have to have the newest and most-hyped clubs; but it might make sense to switch a couple of clubs. This DVD suggests which ones.

Tempo is a critical component of a good golf swing. Got it? How do you know if you got it? This DVD tells how to develop tempo.

Good golf is all about confidence. The mental game is 50% of the total game of golf, according to many instructors. This DVD demonstrates how to build your confidence.

Bottom line — Lifelong golf learning makes your own game better and more enjoyable — so you can be a better golf mentor to the young people in your life.

You Can Break 90 – Satisfaction Guaranteed!

Encourage young people to love golf!
John Janson

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