Information for Parents
Run at golf clubs and facilities across Australia and delivered by accredited PGA of Australia Members and Golf Australia Community Instructors, the MyGolf program is a structured introductory program to the sport of golf for children endorsed by both Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia.
There are three levels of the MyGolf Program:
- Rookie: Try Golf (5-7 years old)
- Star: Learn the Skill (8-10 years old)
- Master: Prepare to Play (11-12 years old)
There are a few simple program philosophies that the MyGolf program has been based around:
Above all, it’s imperative that any activity is fun and engaging for juniors to keep them involved and excited about golf. Juniors, particularly at the introductory level, are looking for fun with their friends and therefore that is the platform for which MyGolf has been based.
Children are introduced to valuable life skills throughout the program that will not only assist them on the course but also in everyday life. Each level of the program focuses on developing two specific skills such as respect, sportsmanship and perseverance.
Using games is the best way for juniors to learn and develop skills while still having fun. The MyGolf program encourages learning through fun, team-based, inclusive games and activities which allow for skill repetition and progression.
The essence of the program is for juniors to enjoy golf and learn and develop new motor and life skills along the way. It’s important from the outset, regardless of age or ability, that we enforce the idea that golf is simple and easy to understand. In essence, there is one swing in golf that can be shortened or lengthened to make the ball travel different distances.
MyGolf participants will have the opportunity to receive a fantastic participant pack containing:
- PVC Golf Ball
- Drawstring Backpack
- MyGolf Cap