WHO: Brand new players to advanced, ages 5 – 12, not excluding 13 – 14. Engaging parents as caddies, guides, mentors and team coaches
WHAT: This on-course developmental program focuses on transforming a family unit into a team that learns about golf together. The program shows the parents and families how to aid their children’s golf instruction as guides, caddies, fans and coaches. The key theme of this program is to develop a team similar to the ones used in Ryder Cup, Walker cup and other club formats. In addition to team building, leadership skills are another goal of this program. We will show the golfers, the coaches (i.e. parents and other family members) and caddies when and how to lead and make decisions. We have also developed a curriculum that uses developmental theories as the basis for the instructional process. In the end, this program will help the family grow closer together, will help the family learn about golf, and will help the family have fun with golf.
WHEN: There will be a 6 week “pilot” program for the summer with the first official season targeted for the 2013-14 winter.
WHERE: Local area courses
AGE DIVISIONS: Targeting age and skill level appropriate teams and pairings; 5 – 6; 7 – 8; 9 – 10; 11 – 12
PLACE & TIME: Course rotations TBA based on age and skill level