Igniting Passion For The Game
Helping young athletes learn to love learning golf
At first glance, the program conducted by My First Par may look different from what is normally seen in other junior golf programs. Children will be running around chasing soccer balls and tennis balls being hit, kicked or thrown by them. Or even playing games around the bunker, hopping, skipping and jumping across the tee box and giving each other high fives to celebrate a great shot. All of these are by design, as the goal of My First Par is to turn the kids into athletes first, and then golfers.
In junior golf programmes adopting a one-dimensional approach to teaching the golf swing in isolation from the game, children are told what they’re doing wrong and then told how to fix it. This approach overlooks many facts about learning golf, not least of which is the realization that this simply isn’t fun for the young learners. Kids are not physically and mentally equipped