Based on interest from some of my homeschool families, I decided to offer a Golf Summer Camp this year. In order for it to be successful, I would not only need my usual team of coaches but I also wanted my teenage golf students to join the team as volunteers. I believed their participation would add another layer of fun and relatability to the experience.
Additionally, I thought the experience would help them learn patience. As they helped a younger golfer, they would naturally notice the technique flaws that plague them in their own swing. The end result their own game could potentially improve.
Fortunately, when I started sharing the opportunity with my students, I received overwhelming support for their involvement. Several of my students, even signed up to volunteer for at least 3 of the 4 summer camp sessions that I was offering. I was very pleased because this shows that while golf may be an individual sport, it is also a community.
My volunteers did not disappoint. They arrived early for set up and often stayed after camp to practice their own skills. They were willing to do whatever was asked of them without complaint. Most importantly, they were not shy about working with the younger golfers offering tips and guidance when it was needed.
I could not be more proud. Sharing knowledge and paying it forward...this is how we grow the sport!!