Skills for life
What is 'Skills for life'?
'Skills for life' links directly to the Golf Foundation's mission and underpins the organisation's work. It is a concept based on the belief that children and young people are able to develop playing skills and personal skills through the Foundation's development initiatives, which will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
Encouraging children and young people to learn and practise the basic playing skills - putting, short game, long game, playing and the golfer's code - will lead to the psychological and physical benefits associated with improvement, personal achievement and life-long participation in sport.
Golf places strong emphasis on standards of behaviour and, therefore, is an ideal medium through which children and young people can develop personal skills such as honesty, respect, co-operation, perseverance, concentration and self motivation - which will help them through their youth and into adulthood.
Through the application of 'Skills for life' the Golf Foundation is helping to generate committed young golfers and mature young individuals.