Why Golf ?
Many sports are popular, but typically most are a 'win or lose' competition. However, golf can be very different. In golf, ultimately you compete against yourself and contend with the design and hazards of the golf course. There is no one guarding you on defense, no hard fouls, no tackling. You do your very best and encourage those you are playing with to do their best. That’s how life should be. The KidsNGolf program will benefit the community in a variety of ways: (1) Young people who are a part of our golf program will be learning valuable life lessons, skills, and disciplines that will challenge and equip them to be better students and young citizens. (2) Kids who are serious golfers are not as likely to be having problems with drug and alcohol abuse, poor grades, teen pregnancy, dropping out of school, youth obesity, violence and other self-destructive behaviors. (3) The high school golf programs will begin having kids come in as freshmen who are already accomplished and experienced players. (4) Area schools will be able to partner with KidsNGolf enabling units of golf instruction and life skills training to be offered to students during PE classes. (5) Young people who are a part of this golf program are more likely to be kids who have learned the value of continuing their education, pursuing job-skill related training and certification or go on to college after high school. (6) As more young people begin playing golf, their parents, friends, brothers and sisters and community leaders will join them on the area courses on a more regular basis. That is a good thing for the local courses and golf community.