Introducing your child to the game of golf at the Active Start level allows for the best opportunity in creating a long-term athlete. As golf is a game that can be played at every age, an active start includes learning the fundamental movements of the swing and linking them together in play.
Junior golf programs providing an active start in Southern Ohio:
First Tee began in 1997 as a partnership among the LPGA, the Masters Tournament, the PGA of America, the PGA TOUR, and the USGA to make golf affordable and accessible for all kids. While introducing the game, instructors also introduced a life skills curriculum that supported the development of values found within the game of golf, including honesty, integrity, perseverance and respect. For over two decades First Tee chapters throughout the nation been committed to helping kids build character strengths and important life skills through the game while providing all kids with access to opportunities for personal growth in a fun and safe environment.
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Youth on Course began in 2006 as a simple solution to the disconnect that golf faced for juniors in Northern California. While youth programs were successfully helping teach juniors the basics of the game, the cost to play prevented those same young golfers from being able to take their skills onto the course. The Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) developed a unique model for local kids to play the game by giving them access to play Poppy Hills Golf Course, home of the NCGA, for just $5.
Today, Youth on Course delivers more than just affordable access for young people to play the game. They are helping to deepen young people’s connection to golf with paid summer work experience through Internship and Caddie programs. Youth on Course has also awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to high school students who have demonstrated financial need and academic excellence, many of whom became the first in their family to attend college.
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