Hull based International Golf Development has acquired the European distribution rights for the SNAG (Starting New at Golf) range of golf coaching tools and programmes, as it seeks to expand its core businesses and develop new products and services.
SNAG is the innovative, first touch golf coaching system which has dramatically improved access to golf in the USA, Korea and Japan and help increase retention rates. Fun and easy to use, SNAG equipment provides the perfect introduction to golf, helping to build up skills and confidence before playing the full game.
In addition to selling SNAG equipment, International Golf Development is also in the process of integrating SNAG equipment and teaching into a new range of golf coaching programmes designed to encourage schools and young people across the UK to take up the sport.
These courses have been developed by David Gosling FPGA, author of the acclaimed YMG (Young Master’s Golf) teaching programme, and new Head of Programming for the European Golf’s TennGolf division. Pilot schemes are currently being run at schools around the country, with a view to a national roll-out during summer 2010.
James Healey, Managing Director of International Golf Development said: “We are delighted to have secured the distribution rights to SNAG. Golf is often seen as too exclusive, expensive and inaccessible to young people. By bringing together Dave’s extensive experience in golf coaching with leading-edge, fun to use equipment, our training courses will help the golf industry attract more players by making golf both more accessible and more appealing to young people.”
David Gosling is delighted to be developing these new programmes with SNAG equipment: “SNAG is a product I am extremely excited about. SNAG coaching tools and programmes are widely regarded as the best tools and methods to introduce beginners to golf, and I am confident our training courses will prove a big success across the UK and Ireland.”
SNAG (Starting New at Golf) www.snageurope.com