SNAG representatives for the Russia Kids Golf Federation implemented the Introduction to Golf’ project, ran by the Federal Children’s Health and Education Centre ‘Smena’ and Ministry of Education and Science.
Within five days, coaches of Kids Golf Federation carried out more than twenty demonstration lessons, using the SNAG methodology to teach the game of golf. This gave children the opportunity to not only learn about the history of the wonderful sport, but to also learn the basic fundamentals. 160 young players battled it out in the qualifying tournaments to secure a place in the final 40.
The final tournament took place with participants from 20 regions of Russia on the field. Despite the intense struggle for victory, the main idea of the event revolved around the motto – “Play golf with pleasure.” The awards ceremony took place the same evening, when trophies and medals were awarded to children by members of the Central Council of the “Dinamo” society, famous athletes and representatives of the Kids Golf Federation.
As part of the presidential competitions a new sports arena, “Smena” was opened on behalf of the federal children’s centre. The opening ceremony was attended by the Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Dmitry Livanov.
One of the leaders of Russian Kids Golf Federation, Daniil Gubarev, introduced the new project to the minister in an attempt to interest hundreds of thousands of Russians to join this kind of sport.
Daniil said: “Today we were privileged to have the minister take part in the presentation of one of golf’s new training systems, SNAG. It allowed individuals to quickly explore the basic skills of a technically demanding game, such as golf.”