Telkom Business and the PGA of SA joined forces to give schoolchildren the opportunity to experience golf in a fun and exciting way.
At the Telkom PGA Championships , Johannesburg Country Club from the 23rd to the 26th of February Telkom Business and the PGA created a Grow Golf Zone which included a Long Term Athlete Development Cyclone, Instruction nets and mini golfcourse.
The Cyclone encapsulates the LTAD philosophy where children have fun, improve their “physical literacy” and learn the basics of golf. Children in small groups traverse a circuit of golf specific and non golf exercises(even a jumping castle) that teaches the various skills needed for the game.
A PGA pro and trainee from the Golf School of Excellence supervised each group on the Cyclone, and kids enjoyed a free giveaway pack in a safe area. There was a jumping castle and live broadcasts from Radio Jacaranda added to the vibe.
Children also went down to the course and saw the big boys in action.
Many teachers attended with their parents and there was in information centre promoting the Level 1 course and the Grow Golf Coaches Association.