Golf is a sport that’s been around for centuries, and it has evolved with the times. Here are four ways it’s changing:
1. Kids are starting younger.
We’ll probably never know how much of this is the Tiger Woods’ effect, but kids are starting younger these days, and it’s becoming apparent that there’s a lot these little tots can do! Youth programs, Little Swingers (ages 3-7) and Junior classes are getting kids out on the green, starting them on the fundamentals, and helping young students of the game build their confidence and refine their technique.
2. Generations of families are learning together.
Golf is an exceptional way to spend quality time with family. I’ve watched countless moms and dads, grandparents, siblings and beyond get closer as they bond over their love for their game, their taste for a challenge and time in the great outdoors.
3. The clothes and gear just keep getting better.
Golf gear and apparel are relatively specific, but the variety of styles and the quality just keep improving. Constantly evolving performance gear just means more ways golfers can be comfortable, stay on top of their game and express their individuality.
4. Toptracer has changed the name of the game.
Embracing the power of technology has really revolutionized learning, practicing, playing and enjoying golf. Just in the last several years, Toptracer has made the most advanced ball-tracking technology in the sport available to all! It’s the same technology that tracks and displays ball flight in real-time during golf’s biggest tournaments and it’s revolutionizing how golfers of all levels are honing their game.
Golf is evolving – and it’s becoming more accessible and fun than ever before! With all these new changes, golfers of all levels can enjoy the game and take it to the next level. So grab your clubs, hit the course and get ready for a whole new experience!
By Doug Weaver, Director of Instruction, Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy
Carolina’s PGA Teacher of the Year, Doug Weaver is the Director of Instruction at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy. He conducts “Where Does the Power Come From?” a free interactive clinic and demonstration every Monday from 4-5 p.m. at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Volunteer for a free lesson and some will win prizes! Call (866) 455-6890 or go to www.palmettodunes.com for more information.