Young Masters Golf (YMG), a programme designed to introduce boys and girls between the ages of five and 16 to golf, has become a Golf Development Partner of The PGAs of Europe.
The YMG Junior Golf Programme, staged at hundreds of clubs throughout the UK and increasingly internationally, provides all its members, of both genders, with appropriate, expert coaching by PGA professionals.
YMG’s extensive programme enables juniors to start off in the sport with the necessary knowledge of basic technique and sound etiquette. It offers young people the opportunity to progress ‘level by level’ with internationally recognised certification at each stage.
“During 2008 we have added category partners to our portfolio of corporate relationships and we are delighted that YMG are the first in the category of Golf Development following on from the Education and Recruitment Partners that we have announced in recent months” said Ian Randell, chief executive of the PGAs of Europe.
“Assisting the development of the game is of utmost importance to us and we are delighted to be aligning with YMG who offer first-class programming that can be incorporated into any national junior development programme and where the PGA Professional is an integral part of its delivery. We look forward to supporting YMG in their aim to introduce more and more people to golf at an age when they can be helped to start off with the right foundation” he added.
By means of their, (or their parents), visiting the website www.ymg-golf.com, would-be members in the 5-16 age group can join the YMG scheme at the most convenient golf club, with an academy, that has joined the scheme. The full list is easily accessible on the web site.
YMG’s ‘Get Into Golf Message’ explains that membership can begin at school, or at ‘Cadets’ level and progresses from there. “Then you can look forward to starting your great new golfing adventure.”
“Having successfully run our programmes in Dubai with the UAE Golf Association, and more recently launched in South Africa, we are excited to have this recognition from the PGAs of Europe” said Chris Smith, director of YMG.
“We are uniquely placed to support national golf associations and PGAs with our integrated programming which introduces youngsters to the game in a fun and safe environment right from their “first touch” and then develops their skills and knowledge of golf to a very high standard” he added”
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