Mygolf keeps the game fun for juniors
A new wave of junior golfers will hopefully start hitting the fairways after Golf Queensland recently began rolling out MyGolf across the state.
Developed by Golf Australia for children aged between eight and 16, MYGolf offers juniors a starting block to develop their interest in golf.
MyGolf: Developing an interest in golf
Golf Queensland’s participation development manager Adrian Hewat, who will be facilitating the Queensland program, said MYGolf is aimed at promoting golf to a wider audience.
“MyGolf will assist Golf Queensland to attract juniors to the game in a fun and competitive environment,” Mr Hewat said.
“The program is a great way of reaching juniors who are either currently involved in golf or new to the game. We are working with golf courses, schools and driving ranges to become a registered centre to deliver the Mygolf National Skills Challenge and Awards.”
Mr Hewat said the Skills Challenge framework included six key elements designed to develop the skills of the game:
Rip It – driving and long shots; Roll It – putting; Chip It – chipping; Fly It – pitching; Blast It – bunker shots; and Bend It – manoeuvring the ball.
“The Skills Challenge provides an entry point and pathway in to the game of golf. Juniors are encouraged to progress through the Skills Challenge at their own speed,” Mr Hewat said.
Golf Queensland aim to work with PGA members and trainees, community golf coaches, development officers, school teachers, club volunteers and parents to deliver the program.
Those interested in the program should go to www.golfaustralia.org.au/mygolf