15/9/2011 The weeks rest has been a good thing enjoyed sharpening up with the putter and getting the method a little better. Wrist is still a little tender and changing back to the 400cc driver with the ultra lite shaft will be a smart move Sunday.
Tomorrow on the volunteer trail with 20 Juniors from the primary school coming to the course for a coaching clinic. A bit of serendipity this unplanned (from the local club) junior golf event. The region golf body is running it sending the coach and in the first week of October holiday there is another Junior clinic with PGA golfers at the club. Having discussed doing this a couple of months ago with the club captain, the lack of time to organise it has been covered by these two bodies.
This and membership drives were my stated aims when going on committee this season, which was circumvented by taking on the secretary role when the last one stood down. This coming season I am standing down from secretary, staying on committee puerley to fulfill the membership drive aim and junor golf development. Already in this my different approach is bearing fruit.
Yes selling and marketing is a strength of mine, together with promotion. The 20 students at the clinic tomorrow will be leaving with a “showbag” of info inviting them to the 4th of October clinic, 1/2 price Junior membership offer.Plus the details of a junior program throughout summer holidays. Local press coverage done and more to follow. Also some relevant reading on golf as Excerise, a Family activity and Employment career."Benefits of Golf Exercise and Fitness In 2009, Australian Bureau of Statistics released the figures that 600,000 (approx. 25 percent) of children and adolescents in Australia 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 instruction programs. Would you rather have your son or daughter immersed in the latest video game or walking nine holes of golf? 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. Importantly injuries from playing golf are minimal and you do not need to be an athlete to be a champion golfer. Golfers can play at their best level world wide for years.
Family time When was the last time you played a game of football with your son or netball with your daughter? Golf is a game that families can learn and play together. And because of the handicap system that was created to determine a golfer’s playing ability and potential, mums and dads can actually compete with their children even if they play from different tee boxes or at significantly different skill levels. You have a game that everyone can enjoy together as a family for years and years.
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 behaviour 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? Golf is included in the Olympic games in 2016."
A start to getting the kids whose numbers over the past two years have been growing at the club come and try golf days. The golf club is not a creche though and with the kids will come the parents. Very happy to be ‘doing’ something hands on with the club using my particular special skills, away from the bar work or competition starting.
Thankyou for your time and attention “Hit ‘em straight all”