Callaway Golf for Kids Launches in Seaforth
Seaforth Public School to be included in the Callaway Golf for Kids and National Golf in Schools program courtesy of Seaforth Golf Course and the Doig Family
Seaforth, ON – The Golf Association of Ontario (GAO) and Seaforth Golf Course are pleased to announce the official launch of the Callaway Golf for Kids junior golf program in Seaforth. This initiative is the first step in giving kids a positive experience with the sport of golf, while encouraging children to lead healthy and active lives.
Callaway Golf for Kids will become part of the physical education curriculum for children in grades 1-6 at Seaforth Public School, and the full cost of the program ($475) will be covered by Seaforth Golf Course and golf course owners the Doig family.
Developed by the Golf Association of Ontario following the success of the Callaway Golf in Schools program, Callaway Golf for Kids is the staple junior grassroots development platform of the GAO and is currently in 650 schools across Ontario. This multi-step program is designed with fun and safety in mind to give children an opportunity to experience and learn a game that helps build character and promotes life-long activity.
The Callaway Golf for Kids program works in tandem with the National Golf in Schools program, and provides additional interactive elements that will help give kids a well-rounded introduction to the sport. Local schools will receive a learning resource developed in partnership with Physical Health and Education Association of Canada (PHE Canada) along with a full set of kid-sized golf equipment.
The program kicks in with the “Mr. Knickers and Friends” component, an introduction to the fun side of golf with emphasis on safety and sportsmanship for the primary grades. The “Learn to Swing” element provides a real life feel for the game as teachers introduce the fundamentals of stance, posture, alignment and grip. This is then put into practice with the use of real golf clubs in a driving range-like school yard set up.
The final component that children will experience is the transition program, designed to ‘help kids get on course’. The GAO will provide teachers and parents with information on transitioning from the schoolyard to the golf course.