Golf Proâ€™s Look To â€˜SNAGâ€™ New Players
Friday, August 31st 2007, 4:31 pm
By: News On 6
Skiers have bunny slopes, biker riders have training wheels and baseball has T-ball, now golf has SNAG. The News On 6â€™s Rick Wells reports on how it works.
SNAG is an acronym for starting new at golf, it was developed by a couple of former PGA touring pros; one of them is Terry Anton.
"We've created a program which is golfâ€™s version of T-ball," SNAG creator Terry Anton said.
It uses modified equipment and training techniques to teach golf without the requirement of a golf course and expensive equipment. SNAG also eliminates some of the built in intimidation for beginners.
On Friday some PE teachers, many of them are not golfers, seem to be getting it.
"They can, even though they don't have a strong golf background, they can teach concepts to the kids in their own environment," Anton said.
The system uses oversized clubs and tennis balls to make hitting the ball easier, and that leads to more success.
"It builds their confidence. There gonna be able to try the real thing when they are ready," golf professional Holley Hair said.
She says anything that will get more people into the game and on the course is great.
The long term benefit, perhaps more interest in golf among kids, should lead to more golfers for high school and college golf teams, and more people learning a sport they can play for life.
To find out more about SNAG contact the Tee Town Golf Ranch. They are located at 7401 S. 209th E. Ave. in Broken Arrow. You can call them at (918) 355-4727, or visit their website, www.teetowngolfranch.com.
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