In a time of Facebook, Snapchat, PlayStation and World of Warcraft, it can often be difficult to get kids off the couch and head outside to be active, especially not together with “uncool” parents in tow.
For this reason, the Qatar Golf Academy has come up with their United Through Golf outreach programme.
With the aim of promoting the physical and social benefits of golf, at both major and smaller events in Qatar, this initiative is the Academy’s way of getting into the community and inspiring families to choose the recreational sport as a healthy past-time they can enjoy together.
“The sport of golf teaches children patience and good manners while also focusing on improving their concentration and discipline,” says director of Qatar Golf Academy Andy McCormick. “It also empowers children with invaluable life skills such as teamwork and problem-solving.”
This month, families can test it out for themselves, for free, at the 2016 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters from Wednesday January 27 to Saturday 30 in the Doha Golf Club.
Among numerous other activities for children of all ages in the Family Zone, internationally certified coaches and PGA professionals will be on hand to offer tips and show techniques in order to encourage more kids, aged five and above, to take up the game.
“Golf is a great sport for children of all ages, both socially and physically,” says McCormick. “It focuses on individual skills yet is played in a very social platform that teaches children to respect one another.”
Free entry to children under 14. Visit www.unitedthroughgolf.com and www.qatar-masters.com.