Future Stars Golf Program
Future Stars Golf is a youth development program for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Future Stars Golf Program is designed to be safe, fun and educational. The program is conducted inside on the gymnasium surface or outside on grass fields or concrete. The Future Stars Golf Program follows the Long Term Athlete Development Model. Therefore, participants will develop fundamental movement skills in addition to golf skills utilizing SNAG (Starting New at Golf) golf equipment.
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Future Stars Golf Program is intended to develop golf skills and general overall sport skills. Fundamental movements and skills are introduced through fun and games that include basic universal sports skills such as running, jumping and throwing. If fundamental movement skills are not developed between the ages of 6-12, a significant window of opportunity is lost, compromising the ability of the young player/athlete to reach full potential. Without basic movement skills, a child will have difficulty excelling in most sports.
Children are introduced to the following fundamental golf skills:
Grip – Holding the club correctly
Stance – Standing in athletic position with feet on correct side of the ball
Balance – Finishing the swing in a balanced position
Swing – Swinging the club in a circular motion around the body to a balanced finish
SNAG Golf – Make Golf Fun
SNAG Golf is a proven player development program designed for new learners of all ages. SNAG contains all the elements of golf but in a modified form, making it an easy and fun way to learn and play golf. The system builds on strong fundamentals of putting, chipping, pitching and full swing to develop playing ability quickly and effectively. The program builds on strong fundamentals and develops playing ability quickly with immediate, positive results. This immediate success keeps new learners wanting to be further involved with golf.
SNAG Golf is involved with over 8,000 international schools, the World Golf Foundation’s First Tee Program, golf academies, golf courses, country clubs, park and recreation programs, senior centers, retirement communities and rehabilitation programs for individuals with disabilities.
Snag is played with a Launcher and a Roller. The Launcher is similar to an iron and you hit off the Launch Pad (tee) for each shot. Rather than a hole, players hit to a Flagsticky. Similar to a putting green, players use the Roller when they are close to the Flagsticky. The Flagsticky is a Velcro flag. SNAG gets their name from the velcro balls that stick to the targets or Flagsticky.