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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Junior Golf Camps and Their Benefits.

Well it's coming to that time of year when the kids will be out of school for the summer. What plans do you have for your child? Will he/she have activities to do while you are at work? This is where a Golf Junior Camp comes in handy. Besides giving your child a place to be while you work a Junior Golf Camp is much more than that. 

Most Junior Golf Camps all teach the same things no matter what type of Camp it is or what golf course it is at. Golf, we know is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear Junior Golf Camp. But other than learning golf what are the benefits of a Junior golf Camp?
  • The Teachings of the Game -  We all want our kids to develop into responsible adults.  The game of golf has at its core a standard of behavior that lends itself to positive development.  Personal skills such as honesty, integrity, courtesy and respect are all present in golf, regardless of the level of competition.  Golf teaches kids to use good judgment and be responsible for their actions.  It also encourages the highest level of sportsmanship.  What other sport allows you to call a penalty on yourself with examples of this very thing being demonstrated on the biggest stages of the game.
  • Exercise and Fitness -  It is estimated that 20 to 30 percent of children and adolescents in the U.S. are overweight. The physical and emotional issues that can result from childhood obesity are as staggering as the number itself.  Twenty years ago, golf and fitness were rarely uttered in the same sentence, but thanks to a new generation of golf professionals, strength, conditioning and nutrition are a significant part of golf instructional programs.  Would you rather have your son or daughter immersed in the latest video game or walking nine holes with the high school golf team?  As schools are reducing the time spent on physical fitness, it is crucial that kids avoid becoming couch potatoes when they are not in school.  Golf is a great low-impact way to develop the cardio activity, core stability, balance and focus that is necessary to function effectively from day-to-day and reduce the risk of health concerns.
  • Life and Social Skills - Through golf kids learn how to socialize with others as they make friends. Good communication is a very important life skill and one that is needed in golf. They are also taught respect, for themselves by following the proper dress code, having a positive attitude, and learning proper etiquette, as well as respect for others with safety, and being friendly, courteous, and helpful. All of theses skills will follow them throughout their lives. 

As added bonuses to what kids learn at a Junior Golf Camp they also make new friends and learn a game that through life can help with a college scholarship, make business contacts, and spend more time with family.


If you would like information about Junior Golf Camps in your area just look for golf courses in  you area and call and ask for information. If you live in or around the Tampa Florida area visit IMG Academy's Website - www.imgacademy.com For year round national programs in your area visit the First Tee Website - www.thefirsttee.org.


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