Marc Haddad, founder of the PGA Junior Golf Camps, will be presenting at the PGA of America’s Youth & Family Summit, scheduled to take place on January 23 – 24, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The 2-day event, which is being chaired by PGA of America National Board of Directors Member Rick Murphy, is designed to provide a platform for the discussion and exploration of initiatives which will engage young golfers. “Growing Junior Golf through Innovation” is the title of Haddad’s presentation and will provide key insight into strategies, approaches, and techniques which have been proven effective in his 15+ years working in the youth sports space. Other summit presenters include John Goodwin of US Kids, Rodney Farrell of Top Golf, and Mike Wade of the Metropolitan PGA Section.
“I am really looking forward to participating in this event. The PGA of America has been making huge strides in its efforts to engage and retain young golfers, who of course, are the future of our game. At the PGA Junior Golf Camps, each summer we witness more and more kids who are enthusiastic about golf and who want to become a part of the game. And that, to us, is pretty exciting stuff,” said Haddad.
PGA Junior Golf Camps are open to boys and girls between the ages of 6-17 and of all ability levels The total number of 2016 summer season slated to be 75+ nationwide locations, with half-day, full-day, and elite player overnight program available. All programs are led by PGA Members.
The camps’ curriculum is based upon its “PGA Progression Development Tract” which guarantees skill development in the game’s fundamental areas including full swing, putting and chipping. Additionally, the tract also places emphasis on the development of “life skills” such as good sportsmanship and embodying personal integrity both on and off the course.