Kristen and I are a few weeks into Golftastic now and it has been a great experience so far. Each day of the week we go to a different primary school to teach young children about the basics of golf. This program covers everything from knowledge about the sport to fundamental movements. Each week builds upon each other as the kids have to progress in their skills and knowledge to work towards their bands which work in a similar system to the karate belts. This is a great motivational tool for them, as they each want to try and out do each other to get that next band. It has been great getting to build a relationship with the kids and watch them progress as the weeks go on. Many of them were beginners at the start of Golftastic and have already made it up to their blue bands.
We are also working them towards getting up to a level that they can join Holywood and get into the junior program there. This would allow them to make a bunch of new friends and spend a lot of time with other juniors who also enjoy practicing and playing golf. They would also be able to get more in depth training and skill development to work towards playing in junior golf tournaments. This plan would create a great outline and program for junior golf in the Ulster area and hopefully give kids a fun experience as well. I am excited to see how the kids progress in the coming weeks and to be apart of a great program that is getting juniors excited about playing golf.