Hope springs eternal! For if you watched the Masters last weekend, and learned of the backstory about Bubba Watson, you should have gained a greater perspective to his accomplishment. With no formal lessons, his late father showed him the proper grip at age six, and let lefty learn the rest. This seed grew into a Major champion!
So, what does the future hold for all the other budding six year old prodigies? In the US, Golf 20/20 is a foundation that promotes the game’s growth through several progressive programs aimed at the grass roots level (pun intended). This month, the PGA of America is offering pre-season trade-up/free fitting sessions lead by professionals. In the summer months, some courses offer the kidsplayfree program.
The First tee campaign has taken the lead to move the game forward into a sustainable and practical option for youthful growth. In Canada, kidsgolffree is offered for a week in July, with endorsement from the CN Future Links via the RCGA.
Hey kids, in the meantime, watch daddy crush this drive straight into the range netting! On second thought, let’s go see the pro…