Myself and Leo recently got invited to a golfing event for children with Online Golf. Before the event I would never have considered golf to be a sport that a child would play. When I think of golfing, I usually think of men having fun during retirement, you know what I mean? However, this event definitely changed my opinion; especially because Leo absolutely loved it. The event was at The Place Aparthotel Manchester and it was on 12-3pm.
The staff were amazing, every single member of staff was helpful and friendly. The coaching team that they had at the event were fantastic with the children; they really took their time with them and explained in ways that they could understand. Thumbs up for all the staff!
Online Golf even provided food for the event and it was a proper buffet with lots of food! With being dairy free I was a bit concerned about having dairy free options available. It wasn’t something I should have worried about, because Online Golf were amazing. The staff knew exactly what was in the food in the buffet (I did too but I always like to check if staff know what they are doing in the allergy department). The burgers had cheese on them and they were quick to order new burgers without the cheese for me which was fantastic. Leo wolfed down a burger, some pizza, chips and some chicken nuggets! Oh and let’s not forget about the slab of cake!
The event itself
The event itself was very well organised; there were designated areas for different types of golfing techniques and different ways to play golf. There was a crazy golf area, chipping, drive, target practice and bowling. A lot going on at the event but we managed to get through each activity and even had time to go back round to Leo’s favourites! Leo was a natural at the driving area..
Their was a golfer there who specialised in trick shots, he did a 15 minute routine and I have to admit that he was actually quite funny!
Online Golf had their own photographer and videographer at the event and here are some of the images that were taken:
If you would like to see the footage of the event then you can see it here.
Here are a few handy links for you should you be interested in getting your children into golf.
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Golfing and child development
- Physical development – gross motor skills, coordination, balance, hand eye coordination,
- Maths – distance awareness
- Personal Social & Emotional Development – self-esteem and accomplishment, self-awareness
- Communication & Language – learning new vocabulary,
So children learn a lot more than you think they do..
After going to this event I am giving it serious consideration into whether I should put Leo into it. I never thought that I would say that!
What do you think about children playing golf?