Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Juniors…Our Golfing Future


Juniors…Our Golfing Future

“For years golf has failed to attract the top athletes into the sport. With only 5% of the public playing golf more creative ways will be needed to introduce juniors to golf whose parents do not play. Presently 70% of junior golfers come from households who have at least one parent who plays golf. With 30% then coming from non-playing households, if golf can penetrate deeper into that market then the “drag them in” process will begin because what better way to stay connected to a child than time spent on a golf course?

Junior golf offers many opportunities for an industry that is beginning to see some numbers that should be sounding off bells and whistles for change. Of the 51 million juniors in the U.S. between the ages of 5 to 17, less than 10% play golf and surveys show that the 15% plus who do play would like to play more. Even more encouraging is the fact that 90% would like to continue to play in the future. This stat, with the fact that those juniors who were surveyed truly love the sport, is encouraging for the industry but means nothing if action is not taken.”

Information provided by the Medicus Golf Institute

To find out more about how to be involved in the Medicus Junior Development Program, become a Medicus Golf Instructor, attend a golf school, or how to use Medicus Products, Contact Randy Sparks at: rsparks@medicusgolfinstitute.com or contact Randy Sparks at 1-850-685-1032.

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