MyGolf at Corowa Golf Club

The Free Press (Corowa) - - CLASSIES (03) -

There has never been a bet­ter time for chil­dren to en­gage in ju­nior sport.

The ben­e­fits of sport for chil­dren are widely known and now the com­mu­nity of Corowa has an op­por­tu­nity to get in­volved in golf.

Corowa Golf Club’s Trainee Pro­fes­sional Levi Burns will be con­duct­ing a MyGolf pro­gram on Satur­day morn­ings from Fe­bru­ary 11.

This will com­ple­ment the cur­rent Golf for Teens course that Levi and Head Pro­fes­sional Rob Rowe have been con­duct­ing since 2016

MyGolf is Aus­tralia’s na­tional ju­nior in­tro­duc­tory pro­gram to de­velop and pro­mote par­tic­i­pa­tion in golf.

The MyGolf pro­gram is de­signed for 5 to 12 year olds and is the ma­jor driver of ju­nior golf par­tic­i­pa­tion in Aus­tralia en­dorsed by both Golf Aus­tralia and the PGA of Aus­tralia.

The MyGolf pro­gram aims to in­crease par­tic­i­pa­tion and en­gage­ment in golf by chil­dren and pro­vide a fun, ac­ces­si­ble and sat­is­fy­ing in­tro­duc­tion to the sport of golf by pro­mot­ing skills de­vel­op­ment, as well as the so­cial and fun as­pects of the sport, to the wider com­mu­nity.

There are a few sim­ple pro­gram philoso­phies that the MyGolf pro­gram has been based around. Above all, it’s im­per­a­tive that any ac­tiv­ity is fun and en­gag­ing for ju­niors to keep them in­volved and ex­cited about golf.

Ju­niors, par­tic­u­larly at the in­tro­duc­tory level, are look­ing for fun with their friends and there­fore that is the plat­form for which MyGolf has been based.

Chil­dren are in­tro­duced to valu­able skills through­out the pro­gram that will not only as­sist them on the course but also in ev­ery­day life. Each level of the pro­gram fo­cuses on de­vel­op­ing spe­cific skills such as re­spect, sports­man­ship and per­se­ver­ance.

The MyGolf pro­gram is full of game based ac­tiv­i­ties. Us­ing games is the best way for ju­niors to learn and de­velop skills while still hav­ing fun.

The MyGolf pro­gram en­cour­ages learn­ing through fun, team-based, in­clu­sive games and ac­tiv­i­ties which al­low for skill rep­e­ti­tion and pro­gres­sion.

The essence of the pro­gram is for ju­niors to en­joy golf and learn and de­velop new mo­tor and life skills along the way.

It’s im­por­tant from the out­set, re­gard­less of age or abil­ity, that the pro­gram shares the idea that golf is sim­ple and easy to un­der­stand.

In essence, there is one swing in golf that can be short­ened or length­ened to make the ball travel dif­fer­ent dis­tances.

The cost for the pro­gram is $60 and reg­is­tra­tions can only be made through www.mygolf.org. au and by search­ing for 2646 as Corowa’s post code.

MyGolf par­tic­i­pants will also have the op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase a Par­tic­i­pa­tion Pack at reg­is­tra­tion which in­cludes a 7-Iron, PVC Golf Ball, Draw­string Back­pack and a MyGolf Cap.

Corowa Golf Club will be con­duct­ing the ju­nior MyGolf pro­gram on Satur­day morn­ings from Fe­bru­ary 11.

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