By Adrian Flores
While golf is viewed mostly as an individual sport, it can also be a good family bonding activity.
In fact, during the pandemic, more people from parents to kids have shifted to the male-dominated sport as it is one of the few activities allowed by the Inter Agency Task Force.
For your next outing, take a leisure trip out-of-town with a calm and serene surrounding and with everyone enjoying the sun and hitting the dimpled ball.
And to sustain this “golf boom”, the National Golf Association of the Philippines (NGAP), the country’s body for golf, will conduct free clinics to introduce and teach the fundamentals to a particular segment: the mothers and their children.
“We know golf is intimidating even for the most experienced golfers. That’s why we want to put up these clinics especially for the non-golfers without experience but are interested,” said NGAP Secretary-General Bones Floro, grandson of former textile king Danny Floro.
Reputable coaches will hold clinics (consisting of 5 to 8 sessions) at different public or private driving range facilities.
NGAP will likewise provide for the equipment for them to use for free as well. The only requirement is that the participants must be absolute beginners.
Floro said NGAP would also seek assistance from the Women’s Golf Association of the Philippines and Junior Golf Foundation of the Philippines.
“The advocacy is to get every stakeholder involved and guide them through the whole process from being a rookie to a regular golfer and ultimately remove the intimidation I stated earlier. From thereon, they would have to continue to grow on their own,” he said.