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Our mission is to introduce and inspire youth to learn, enjoy and play the game of golf through education and partnering with golf courses and clubs throughout the United States.read more
We have a number of Memberships designed to fit your needs. Please see the Membership tab for further explanation and breakdown. We have also added a Pay Pal button for ease of paying online. If you have any specific questions regarding any of the plans, please contact us.02
We have put everything you need into one easy to use kit to start or enhance a youth golf league at your course. Please see the Membership tab for ordering information. This is available by itself or discounted along with certain Memberships.03
Marketing materials and services are available to help you succeed. Please contact us to see how we can help. Marketing your program is an important step to it's success.04
Select Club and Course memberships include stickers, certificates, etc. with the new friendly logo to show your support and openess to youth players and families. Check them out!
Golf Fun Facts
ENJOY THESE FUN GOLF FACTS .
Golf was invented in Scotland over 500 years ago, however the Chinese claim to have developed a similar game as far back as 943 A.D.
The chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million.
The longest drive ever is 515 yards.
The longest putt ever was 375 feet.
The term birdie comes from an American named Ab Smith. While playing in 1899, he played what he described as a "bird of a shot", which became "birdie" over time.
Golf balls travel significantly further on hot days.
There are 336 dimples on a common regulation golf ball.
Not all golf balls have the same number of dimples. Golf balls have anywhere from 330 to 500 dimples depending on which company designs the ball. The ideal ball will usually have between 380 and 432 dimples.
Americans spend $600 million on golf balls every year.
The first golf balls were made of thin leather stuffed with feathers. Tightly-packed feathers made balls that flew the farthest. Feather balls were used until 1848. The first golf balls used in the 16th century are believed to have been made of wood.
Golf was banned in Scotland from 1457 to 1502 to ensure citizens wouldn't waste time when preparing for an English invasion.
Golf was banned by the Scots Parliament of James II. Golf was prohibited on Sundays because it interfered with military training for the wars against the English.
Golf People Facts
Golf is the only sport known to be played on the moon. On February 6, 1971, Alan Shepard hit two golf balls while on the lunar surface with a 6 Iron. He could only use one hand because his suit was too restrictive to use both hands.read more
More Golf Facts.
The longest golf course in the world is the par 77 International Golf Club in Massachusetts which measures 8,325 yards.
The highest golf course in the world is the Tactu Golf Club in Morococha, Peru, which sits 14,335 feet above sea level.
The longest golf hole in the world is the 7th hole (par 7) of the Sano Course at the Satsuki Golf Club in Japan. It measures 909 yards.
The largest bunker in the world is Hell's Half Acre on the 585-yard 7th hole of the Pine Valley Course in New Jersey.
The largest golfing green is that of the 695-yard, 5th hole, a par 6 at the International Golf Club in Massachusetts, with an area of about 28,000 square feet.
The driver swing speed of an average lady golfer is 62mph; 96mph for an average LPGA professional; 84mph for an average male golfer; 108mph for an average PGA Tour player; 130mph for Tiger Woods; 148-152mph for a national long drive champion.
About 23% of golfers are women.
It is said that 125,000 golf balls a year are hit into the water at the famous 17th hole of the Stadium Course at Sawgrass.
About 80% of all golfers will never achieve a handicap of less than 18.
Some Japanese golfers carry "hole-in-one" insurance. In Japan if you hit a hole-in-one it is customary to share your good luck by throwing a party complete with gifts for all your friends.
The word caddy comes from the French word for student, cadet, which is pronounced cad-DAY.
The longest golf cart measures 6.68 m (21 ft 11 in) from bumper to bumper and was created by HSBC Champions. It was measured in Hong Kong, China, on 8 October 2008.
We are dedicated to providing the tools and information to both players and clubs that can help facilitate the growth of the game for boys and girls in elementary through high school grade level.read more
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A youth friendly course can bring in significant additional revenue without sacrificing current atmosphere, character, etc.
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Drivers, Irons, Hybrids, Putters. Maximum of 14 clubs allowed in a bag. Golf club set began to emerge over 400 years ago.
Originally made of wood, leather balls stuffed with feathers were introduced about 400 years ago and used for the next two centuries. Molded rubber balls began to be used about 150 Years ago.
The standard measurement of a golf hole is 4.25 inches. The first known hole cutter was made from an old pipe of that diameter in the early 1800's and it just became the standard.
Typically 6 or 7 feet tall with the shaft usually 3 quarters of an inch thick, are used to locate the hole from a distance.
The Golf Course
But most consist of 18 holes. While there are some 9 hole golf courses and others that may have 27 or 36 holes, the game is primarily based on play 18 holes. A golf course hole, will consist of a Teeing Ground, a Fairway, the Rough area along with some Obstacles or Hazards such as Water, Bunkers or Sandtraps. All leading to the Putting Green, which hosts the Hole marked by a Flagstick.read more
Why Promote Youth Golf
Of the more popular sports, golf is one of the sports you can play for a lifetime. Tiger Woods was introduced to golf by his father at the age of 6 months. Richie McKay, a World War II Veteran was still playing golf at 100. The youngest golfer to shoot a hole-in-one was Coby Orr, who was five years old at the time. Otto Bucher from Switzerland was the oldest man to get a hole-in-one at the age of 99.
The benefits of golf both mentally and physically are enormous. Physically speaking, participating in golf while walking and carrying clubs may raise the heart rate and burn calories. Walking from hole to hole may include 1 to 5 miles of walking exercise. Mentally, golf can promote human interaction. No need for TV screens, monitors or hand held devices. Just the beautiful outdoors, fresh air and company. The game played with friends or family allows an opportunity of unique bonding. Being outside and enjoying the game is a great way to relax. Breathing in the fresh air allows one to clear the mind and reduce stress.
Promoting Youth Golf, Family Friendly Golf and having a Youth Golf League can all encourage and bring more players to the golf course. It is a trickle down effect going as deep as the facilities available at the particular course. The game of golf has been stagnet with Women and Kids participation declining sharply in recent years. Some of the main reasons for this is the cost to play the game, length of time it takes to play the game and the complexity of the game. Some golf courses and golf clubs may be hurting or at the least, are not at thier full potential capacity. Getting the youth and families more involved not only promotes golf, it directly helps the course financially and stabalizes it's future.
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• Long term benefits for the growth of the game.
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WHICH ONE OF THESE FACTS DO YOU WANT TO BEAT?
The youngest golfer to shoot a hole-in-one was Coby Orr, who was five years old at the time. It happened in Littleton, Colorado, in 1975.
Phil Mickelson, who plays left-handed, is actually right handed. He learned to play golf by mirroring his father's golf swing, and he has used left handed golf clubs ever since.
Tiger Woods had his first ace at the age of eight years old.
Golf-great Billy Casper turned pro in 1954 during the Korean War. While serving in the Navy, Casper was assigned to a special athletic unit in the San Diego area. This allowed him to keep his golf game sharp.
Five-time World Long Drive Champion Jason Zuback of Canada can drive a golf ball an incredible 468 yards. He also holds the record for the fastest ever golf drive at 204 miles per hour.
Nick Faldo pared every hole in the final round of the 1987 Open Championship at Muirfield.
The most golf balls held in one hand for 10 seconds is 24 by Guillaume Doyon (Canada) at Collège Saint-Alexandre in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, on 30 November 2009.
The most golf balls to be hit into a specified area in 12 hours was 7,721. Nigel Mangan achieved this record in Orlando, Florida on 29 January 2010.
John Hudson, a 25 year old professional, achieved a near miracle when he holed two consecutive holes-in-one at the 11th and 12th holes (195 yards and 311 yards respectively) in the 1971 Martini Tournament at Norwich, England.
In the Open Championship at Birkdale, Lionel Platts got a hole-in-one on the 212-yard 4th hole in the second round. This was the first instance of an Open Championship hole-in-one being recorded by television.
In the 1973 Open Championship at Troon, two holes-in-one were recorded, both at the "Postage Stamp" hole, the 8th hole, in the first round. They were achieved by Gene Sarazen and amateur David Russell, who were by coincidence respectively the oldest and youngest competitors.
In March, 1961, Lou Kretlow got the longest hole-in-one at the 427 yards 16th hole at Lake Hefner course, Oklahoma City, USA.
The longest-recorded hole-in-one by a woman was that accomplished in September, 1949 by Marie Robie - the 393-yard hole at Furnace Brook course, Wollaston, Mass, USA.
In January 1985 Otto Bucher from Switzerland was the oldest man to get a hole-in-one at the age of 99 on La Manga's 130-yard 12th hole.
.Introducing children to golf has many benefits.
First, getting kids outdoors has become a necessity compared to years ago. The quietness on an open fairway, the exercise of walking the course, the concentration level involved are among some of the main benefits gained.
Second, golf is a lifelong sport. How many of us wish we would have started to learn the game at an early age? The young players of today will be better players later in life. Golf is a great choice for athletics and sports.
Third, preservation and expansion of the game. Bringing younger players to the course or club has many benefits: Family sport- togetherness; revenue for the club; overall growth of the game.
Pulling resources and gathering information together are critical for a successful campaign. Providing clubs the tools to promote their own services to families and children is an important part of the process. From advertising to strategies, all encompassing a well balanced program that is sure to succeed.
In marketing to youth and families, view it as another line of business service. For example, Playing Times for youth can be set during slower times of the week and seasons. Yet the promotion method of this is critical. The correct medium, verbiage and design are equally as important as the plan.