If you have lived in Palm Beach County for a significant period of time, you have probably heard about The Honda Classic. The Honda Classic is an annual golf event held at PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens. Each year PGA Tour members participate in a golf tournament designed to raise money for nonprofit organizations who serve children in South Florida. Sergio Garcia, Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy have already committed to participate and many are wondering if Rickie Fowler will do what only Jack Nicklaus was able to do, win the tournament in back-to-back years.
The Honda Classic kicks off February 19, 2018 and will wrap up on February 25, 2018. Discount Honda Classic tickets are available at Okeeheelee and Park Ridge Golf Courses with 70% of the purchase price supporting the Junior Golf Foundation of America, Inc.
The Junior Golf Foundation of America, Inc. is also participating in the American Honda Birdies for Children program. In this program donors have a chance to win a new Honda automobile, and the organization will receive the proceeds plus a 10% matching contribution courtesy of The Honda Classic. Simply, make a donation of $20 or more and then guess the total number of birdies that will be made by the entire field in all four rounds of the 2018 Honda Classic. Click here to make your guess.
The Junior Golf Foundation of America is hosting a Family Glow Golf Putting Challenge on Saturday February 17, 2018 at Okeeheelee Golf Course from 6:15 - 7:15 pm. This event is an LPGA *USGA Girls Golf Event which will feature contests for juniors and adults. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Your golf game may benefit from a new driver or some irons. Technology continues to improve so you can enjoy the game more. New materials, new designs, better club-turf interaction or even sound at impact. It never hurts to check out the newest club innovations. Professional Golf Services, Inc. will be hosting a number of Demo Days in February at Okeeheelee and Park Ridge Golf Courses. Mark your calendars!
I am a Golf Teaching Professional for the Junior Golf Foundation of America (JGFA) and this month I have the pleasure of also teaching Little Linkers (boys and girls ages 5-6). I started playing golf at the age of 5 and I have loved the game ever since. As a result, I pay special attention to this group of students to ensure that they are having fun and not feeling frustrated as they learn how to swing a golf club.
Oftentimes, I find that the source of their frustration is not their technique but rather it is their equipment. The golf clubs that were purchased for them are often much too heavy for their frame. When I give them a golf club that is lighter and more appropriate, the results are significantly different. At the conclusion of the class, I request a brief meeting with the parent to explain what I observed and then I advise them that the JGFA will provide the appropriate equipment during the lesson.
Most golf club companies focus solely on the child's height when they are marketing junior golf clubs. This of course makes the purchasing experience much easier. While the child's height is important the child's strength must also be considered. As a result some companies are using materials that are up to 25% lighter. I provide these clubs during classes and private lessons when appropriate.
If you would like to know if your child is using the right equipment, please contact me.