International SNAG Tournament July 23-24

SNAG Golf is coordinating multiple 'Starting New At Golf' (SNAG) tournaments to be held around the world July 23-24, 2011 to encourage children and adults to keep fit and healthy by learning golf. These family friendly events will also provide an educational component to promote cultural awareness for all the participating tournament sites including: Malaysia, the United States and the United Kingdom.

All tournament participants will be given training by a golf professional on the basics of golf using SNAG Golf programming and snag.jpgequipment. SNAG Golf is a proven training system for entry level golfers of all ages containing all the elements of golf but in a modified form. The equipment and training tools are specifically designed to simplify the learning process. The program builds on fundamentals of the different strokes and swings and develops playing ability very quickly. This immediate success keeps new learners wanting to be further involved with golf.

"SNAG is being used every day to teach children around the world that otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity to learn this sport," stated Kelly McCammon, Vice President of SNAG Golf, "The goal of the International SNAG tournament is to show that golf can be a more inclusive sport by allowing anyone of any skill level to play, have fun and have success."

The first International SNAG Golf challenge took place between Tower Hamlets, London and Cape Town, South Africa in 2010. This inspirational event was the result of a whole community joining forces to promote healthy living amongst children. They saw a total of 125 children and 15 parents and helpers take part. The tournament was a showcase for an initiative that aimed to increase community participation in the parks of Tower Hamlets, to bring golf to the inner cities.

Golf is set to become an Olympic sport in 2016 and SNAG Golf hopes to attract and retain a future generation of golfers by making the sport more accessible. "I was very impressed by the SNAG tournament," says Lakshmi from Tower Hamlets, "getting out of the house to try a new sport and meet other children was a very positive experience for my son and we'll definitely be back next year to compete."

"We hope these international events promote cultural awareness and understanding along with educating people of all ages on the basics of golf. We want to encourage families to play SNAG Golf together and to have fun!", stated Terry Anton, Co-Founder and CEO of SNAG Golf, " The mission of SNAG Golf is to get people physically active by introducing them to golf in a fun and easy way that encourages a lifetime of positive experiences and relationships. We strive everyday to address the demographic, geographic, economic and educational barriers that prevent the masses from participating in this lifetime sport."

 

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