WEE GOLF PRESS RELEASE:
Annika Sorenstam – World Golf Hall of Famer and founder of the ANNIKA Foundation – has joined the Board of Directors of Wee Golf, a digital platform dedicated to giving parents, guardians and golf facilities an easy and effective program to introduce children to the game.
Created by a team of golf experts and enthusiasts, Wee Golf is an engaging and experiential system that introduces golf-swing fundamentals and the sport’s core values to kids ages 3-8. Its Apple-compatible mobile technology “gamifies” lessons, with participants earning badges, points and rewards as they advance through the program. This approach is similar to the one used by the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA.
Wee Golf will be unveiled at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show and exhibit at Booth #978.
“Our goal is to spread the gift of golf through parents who have a passion for the game and want to share it with their kids but, until now, didn’t have a convenient way to do it,” says Jason Black, Wee Golf CEO. “Wee Golf provides a roadmap for the parents, fun for the kids, and, we hope, a lifetime of enjoyment.”
Juniors wishing to take their on-screen training to the next level can do so by joining a Wee Golf team at participating local facilities. These teams are coached by PGA professionals and designed to further encourage a life-long affinity for golf.
“As a parent with two young children, one of my greatest pleasures in golf has been enjoying and experiencing the game with them,” says Annika, whose ANNIKA Foundation is committed to offering junior golfers opportunities to pursue their dreams. “For the industry to grow, we need to embrace new companies like Wee Golf that will revolutionize how the sport is introduced to children.”
The ANNIKA Foundation is honored to welcome 3M as a sponsor of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate, ANNIKA Award and our global series of Invitational tournaments. The new partnership with 3M reflects both organizations’ dedication to empowering the next generation, especially women and girls.