Staff assisting a young girl to golf

Last Friday evening, SpoFit had its first Youth Golf Clinic.  The event was coordinated by one of SpoFit’s recreational therapists Sara Callagy, who attended Eastern Washington University (on a golf scholarship).

Seven kids from ages 6 – 13 teed up and learned all about the game of golf.  There were two different stations running at the same time, one instructed the young duffers about putting and the other teaching them chipping and pitching. When the kids were done learning the basics, their knowledge was put to the test during a mock golf hole which allowed them to practice their full swing, chipping and putting skills. Teaching the game of golf also worked on the children’s grip, range of motion, core work, patience, etiquette, and balance & coordination.

The clinic was designed to teach the children proper form, mechanics, and most of all, patience all while utilizing the SNAG Golf Equipment. SNAG stands for Starting New at Golf, this system allows for children of all ages and abilities to be a part of the game of golf and for them to become excited about it. The fun shapes, colors, & techniques allow for the game of golf to be taught and understood in a fun & effective way.

SpoFit’s first Youth Golf Clinic was a success. The children and their families enjoyed themselves. Follow us on Facebook to learn about more youth activities.  And special thanks to Sara for doing a great job.

A young boy plays golf as one staff member stands in the background.
Two girls and one boy playing golf