In this new video Mr. Jack Nicklaus speaks on Jack Nicklaus Learning Leagues-Powered by SNAG®. Hear directly from the Golden Bear on why he supports this particular concept to grow the game.
In an effort to bring golf into the mainstream of youth sports, golf legend Jack Nicklaus has embarked on an initiative to grow the game with the assistance of SNAG® Golf (Starting New at Golf) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The new Jack Nicklaus Learning Leagues, powered by SNAG, will be introduced at select local park and recreation facilities in 2013, and for the first time golf will be made available to youngsters as a team sport. The innovative Jack Nicklaus Learning Leagues, combined with SNAG's well-established, first-touch development program, will provide a golf learning experience for children, ages 5 through 12, in a safe, affordable and accessible environment.
Nicklaus has been an important advocate for growing the game and he envisions that with SNAG's programming and modified equipment, and the active participation of local park and recreation agencies through the National Recreation and Park Association, golf at last will have a competitive footing with such team sports as soccer, basketball and football.
The Jack Nicklaus Learning Leagues will teach children as young as 5 years old the game of golf with equipment, lessons and games that are perfect for their developmental abilities. They will learn golf skills at our nation’s parks, not the golf course – this is a huge shift in the way we introduce golf and I am excited to invite you to become part of this unique and historic opportunity. . . Jack Nicklaus