10 Reasons to Get Your Kids Involved in Golf

Play a sport with your children - Golf - Silver Tee Golf CentreAre you considering involving your children in golf, or perhaps recommitting you and child’s interest in the sport?

The below is excerpt taken from an excellent editorial written by Andrew Wood. Please take the time to read the full article here where he discusses the lifelong friendships and tremendous advantages the sport of golf has provided him.

Please feel free to share this article with anyone interested you may know.

  1. Anyone Can Play: Golfers come in all shapes and sizes. You don’t have to be particularly strong, tall, lean or fast to succeed. Golf champions come in every shape and size imaginable. It’s never too early to start, and unlike most other sports, you can enjoy golf your entire life!
  1. Minimal Risk: Unlike many other popular sports like baseball, soccer and football, the chances of injury, especially serious injury, are almost nonexistent; golf is a noncontact sport.
  1. Safe and Positive Environment: The golf course is a safe place and facilitates mentoring relationships.
  1. Lifelong Friendships: You never know who you will meet on a golf course, but it’s one of the easiest places in the world to make friends. Success breeds success, and people who play golf are by in large more successful than the average bear. Those are the people you want your kids hanging out with! Best of all, golf creates a unique bond so those friendships can be developed all over the world and last a lifetime!
  1. Prepare for Business: It’s hard to think about it now, but kids grow up and the people they meet as children can play a huge part in their success later in life. Golf is a sport that helps prepare kids and teens for careers in business and other professional arenas. Even at 12 I was learning about real-life business every day from all the adults I played with.
  1. Time Spent Outdoors: In today’s world of video games, smart phones and child obesity, it can be hard to drag your son or daughter off the couch. Golf is the perfect excuse to spend an entire day enjoying nature and presents the opportunity to develop healthy, lifelong exercise habits!
  1. Important Life Lessons: Golf closely parallels real life as one experiences the highs and lows of the game. The range of experience, from birdies to bogeys, rewards a young person’s ability to keep each shot in perspective, manage one’s emotions, maintain a positive outlook and focus on the shot at hand. Golf is a sport that will teach your child integrity, discipline and respect. As they learn to conduct themselves on the golf course, these lessons will translate directly into everyday life. (See http://traitsofchampions.com)
  1. College Scholarships: Avid golfers have a lot of opportunities when it comes to college funding. The earlier your child starts, the greater his or her chance is of gaining access to scholarship money.
  1. Spend Time with Family: Golf is a game that encourages family participation. When children are young, they enjoy doing just about anything with you (but it doesn’t long last, so start now). Golf is an opportunity for quality bonding time, and it’s one that can last a lifetime.
  1. It’s FUN: This should probably be at the top of the list. One of the best reasons to get your son or daughter involved with golf is that they’ll have an absolute blast. They’ll have the chance to learn new skills, both physical and mental, make new friends and discover new opportunities.

If you’re ready to get your kids involved in golf, we have upcoming junior (and adult!) golf clinics starting soon. Please click here for more information.

June Learn to Golf Clinics

Junior golf Lessons Clinics Windsor Essex onThe first round of learn to golf clinics are underway, here are the details for the upcoming June clinics:

Junior Clinics

The 2018 Junior Clinics will be a 5-week program. The first four weeks will be on the range and putting green and the last week, golfers will be playing golf on the simulators. This way the juniors will be able to apply the skills they learn on the driving range and the putting green. The cost for the entire 5-week program this year will be $80. This will cover the instruction, golf balls and simulator time. The age limit for our clinics is 6 – 15 years old. We will also be running the CN Future Links Puma Hat program.

Starting Thursday, June 7th @ 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Starting Saturday, June 9th @ 10:30am – 11:30am

Adult Learn to Play Clinics

Our Adult Learn to Play Golf clinics will run throughout the summer. Like last year, the 2018 Clinics will be a 5-week program. The first four weeks will be on the driving range and putting green and the last week, you will be playing golf on the simulators. The cost for the 5-week program this year will be $110. This will cover the instruction, golf balls and simulator time.

Starting Wednesday, June 6th  @ 6:15pm – 7:15pm

The class will be limited to 12 golfers. If you are interested in registering for the clinics, please register as soon as possible.

To register:
Contact Joye
joye@joyemcavoygolf.com
519-563-7892

Junior and Adult Beginner Golf Clinics

The golf season will soon be here and our resident CPGA Pro, Joye McAvoy has just released the first sessions of the Junior and Adult Beginner Golf Clinics.

Here are the details:

Junior Clinics

The 2018 Junior Clinics will be a 5-week program. The first four weeks will be on the range and putting green and the last week, golfers will be playing golf on the simulators. This way the juniors will be able to apply the skills they learn on the driving range and the putting green. The cost for the entire 5-week program this year will be $80. This will cover the instruction, golf balls and simulator time. The age limit for our clinics is 6 – 15 years old. We will also be running the CN Future Links Puma Hat program.

Junior golf Lessons Clinics Windsor Essex onThe following are the clinic and start times for the first sessions:
Starting Thursday, May 3rd @ 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Starting  Saturday, May 5th @ 10:00am – 11:00am
Starting  Saturday, May 5th @ 11:15am – 12:15pm

Adult Learn to Play Clinics

Our Adult Learn to Play Golf clinics will start in May and run throughout the summer. Like last year, the 2018 Clinics will be a 5-week program. The first four weeks will be on the driving range and putting green and the last week, you will be playing golf on the simulators. The cost for the 5-week program this year will be $110. This will cover the instruction, golf balls and simulator time.

May Clinic date:
Starting Wednesday, May 2nd @ 6:15pm – 7:15pm

The class will be limited to 12 golfers. If you are interested in registering for the clinics, please register as soon as possible.

To register:
Contact Joye
joye@joyemcavoygolf.com
519-563-7892

Junior Golf Clinic of 2017

Wow – the golf season is really going by fast. These junior golfers are the second to last group of clinics for the 2017 golf season.

Time flies!

Our next and final clinic dates of 2017 are:

Thursday, August 24th @ 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Saturday, August 26th @ 10:00am – 11:00am

5 One hour lessons for $75 – Prices include HST

Please register by calling Joye: 519-563-7892, or our Pro Shop: 519-966-4911

We have really enjoyed seeing these children’s’ golf games mature over the season… and of course we’ll welcome them during the off-season… indoors! Did you know that juniors are able to play in our indoor golf leagues? Check out this page to learn more.

Last Learn to Golf Clinics of the Season

We’re now booking our final Learn to Golf Clinics.

If your child wants to learn the game of golf in a pressure free, fun and supportive environment, we encourage you to register.

Thursday, August 24th @ 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Saturday, August 26th @ 10:00am – 11:00am

5 One hour lessons for $75 – Prices include HST

Please register by calling Joye: 519-563-7892, or our Pro Shop: 519-966-4911

June Golf Clinics

We’re now booking our June Learn to Golf Clinics. If you or your child wants to learn the game of golf in a pressure free, fun and supportive environment, we encourage you to register now, as these clinics always sell out.

Adults

Wednesday, June 7th @ 6:15pm – 7:15pm
5 One hour lessons for $100

Juniors

Thursday, June 15th @ 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Saturday, June 17th @ 10:00am – 11:00am
Saturday, June 17th @ 11:15am – 12:15am
5 One hour lessons for $75

Please register by calling Joye: 519-563-7892
Or our Pro Shop: 519-966-4911