A couple of weekends ago as a family we were invited to attend a fun golfing event held by Online Golf. The aim of their event was to get more kids into golf – something as a mother I had never thought about myself. They have created the hashtag: #OGGetKidsIntoGolf and the event itself was wonderful.
Personally I have had very little experience with golf. I have maybe played crazy golf a handful of times and I know very little about the rules or concept really. My husband Ollie is far more interested than me and has a good general knowledge behind the sport. He occasionally plays the odd game with friends and visits the driving range every now and again. When it comes to Henry I would never have put the two together but after the event I was left wondering why not?
Online Golf set up a number of different stations for the kids (and adults!) to try different golf. It was really fun with different games and a chance for everyone to try holding different clubs and putters.
- A 6 Hole Indoor Golf Course
- Golf ten-pin bowling
- Chipping Nets with Pro Instructors!!!!
We also had the opportunity to chat with the Pro Instructors and hear their thoughts on the #OGGetKidsIntoGolf campaign and why they felt it was important. It was great to hear how golfing can be a great bonding exercise for children and their parents, great exercise, it’s a non aggressive and low accident risk sport and it gets kids outside in the fresh air!! I think as a parent we all can relate to why #OGGetKidsIntoGolf would benefit our children!!
What did the Kids Think?
Henry really enjoyed himself and has since asked a number of times about playing golf which really surprised me. Speaking with the people from Online Golf it was interesting to know that most golf courses will offer a childs package or lessons – again something I would never have known! On the back of the Online Golf event as a family I definitely feel we will be incorporating golf more. It was obvious how much Henry really enjoyed himself and exploring this further is an exciting prospect.
What did the Parents Think?
After the event I do think that #OGGetKidsIntoGolf is a really important campaign. Sport for kids can be whatever they are interested in and golf in my eyes had always been an ‘adults’ game. I realise after speaking to the wonderful people at Online Golf that it;s simply not the case! Any child can play golf! It isn’t restricted by height or gender which is refreshing.
#OGGetKidsIntoGolf & Schools
Speaking to the people behind Online Golf and the #OGGetKidsIntoGolf campaign it was lovely to hear that they are trying to get more pro instructors into school to expose children to the world of golf. It makes a lot of sense and as a parent I would completely welcome this. At present Henry’s school have a pro football coach teach them football skills once a week but it would be fantastic to extend this to other sports particularly those that are less common like golf. It’s evident from the #OGGetKidsIntoGolf event that kids can benefit hugely from taking part in golf!
More From Online Golf & the #OGGetKidsIntoGolf Campaign
For more information about Online Golf please visit their website here.
You can also follow them on Twitter here: @Online_golf and it would be great to hear your thoughts about the #OGGetKidsIntoGolf campaign by using the hashtag on Twitter.
Do your kids have any experience with golf? If it something you would consider getting them into?
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*This post was written in collaboration with Online Golf and is based on my experience at the #OGGetKidsIntoGolf family event. As always all views, opinions and words are my own. For full information please visit this page.