A recent study was done at the University of Arizona about the positive effects that sports can have on youth groups. The study found that incorporating various sports into youth programs has an extremely positive impact on the overall wellbeing of the youth involved.
The main sport that was covered in the study was golf. Apparently, golf is a fantastic sport for youth groups because it facilitates both large and small group settings. Also, it is a co-ed sport and doesn’t require high levels of physical fitness to be successful. Rather, good hand-eye coordination and strategy are what makes a player good.
Here at Learn to Golf, we love the idea of incorporating golf into youth groups ranging from schools to churches, to daycares and YMCAs- golf is an excellent way to build camaraderie, a love of the outdoors, and general physical fitness for young people.
If you want to teach a young person to play golf, why not start with putting? Putt-putt golf can be a great way to introduce kids to the sport. Check out our putting article.