The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association have welcomed the Boys and Girls Club of America in a five year mission to introduce youth to the great game of golf. Through this partnership, PGA Professionals are teaching golf to kids at 50 Boys and Girls Clubs nationwide, including the B&G Club of Greater Scottsdale.
On Oct 10, a clinic was hosted by the PGA Sports Academy and Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club. Over 35 boys and girls in the 5th & 6th grade from the Club attended the clinic that included chipping, putting, driving irons, bunker play and an informative and all important presentation on rules and etiquette. This event was the culmination of five weeks of instruction conducted at the Virginia G. Piper Branch of the B & G Clubs using special training equipment. The on course clinic at Silverado gave participants, many for the first time, the opportunity to experience green grass play and translate their skills onto a real golf course.
Growing the game with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale
The instruction is all part of the PGA Sports Academy powered by UnitedHealthcare curriculum and includes elements of health and wellness with golf related activities as well as promoting character and developing healthy lifestyles through the game of golf. Chris Fry, PGA Professional and Director of the PGA Sports Academy is committed to more events in the future. Growing the Game is an important initiative to the PGA and this is a fine example of efforts being done to accomplish that goal.