Golf News for Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | Growth Of The Game

SNAG Golf announces partnering with American Camp Association

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- SNAG Golf ('Starting New At Golf'), a proven first touch player development program designed for new learners of all ages has signed an agreement to partner with the American Camp Association (ACA).

"We are very pleased to be able to partner with SNAG. This partnership offers many benefits to ACA's membership, including support of ACA programs that reinforce positive camp experiences," said Peg Smith, ACA's chief executive officer.

SNAG equipment will be offered at all ACA facilities across the U.S., and 5% of all sales of SNAG equipment on the ACA website will support "Send a Child to Camp" - a program designed to raise money to send underprivileged children to camp and "Explore 30" - a camp reading program promoting 30 minutes of reading each day."

"We admire the ACA's commitment to bringing the game of golf to thousands of young people who attend camps every summer and we look forward to a long term partnership with the ACA and tapping an audience of future golfers," said Terry Anton, Owner & CEO of SNAG® Golf.

SNAG will reach more than 5 million children and adults who benefit from a camp experience at approximately 2,700 ACA camps throughout the United States each year.

About SNAG® Golf:
SNAG® Golf ('Starting New at Golf') is a proven first touch development program designed for new learners of all ages. It is an easy and fun way to learn and play golf. SNAG® contains all the elements of golf but in a modified form. It builds on strong fundamentals of putting, chipping, pitching and full swing to develop playing ability quickly and effectively. SNAG® Golf incorporates developmentally appropriate equipment that will allow golf to be learned and played in non-traditional venues, such as on a soccer field, in a gym, or on the beach.

It can be taught and played almost anywhere in the world with immediate, positive results. This instant success keeps new learners wanting to be further involved with golf.

SNAG® is the skills-acquisition program used in the national school golf program headed by the World Golf Foundation's First Tee Program. There are more than 5,000 schools that are successfully introducing children to golf in the U.S. and over 8,000 worldwide. Professionals, please visit our SNAG® Pros website www.snagpros.com for more information on our Coaching System used to instruct new learners. For individuals and groups that want to have fun learning golf visit www.snaggolf.com.

About ACA:
Founded in 1910, The American Camp Association (formerly known as the American Camping Association) is a community of camp professionals who, for 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. Because of our diverse 9,000 plus membership and our exceptional programs, children and adults have the opportunity to learn powerful lessons in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy living — lessons that can be learned nowhere else.
As a leading authority in youth development, ACA works to preserve, promote, and improve the camp experience. ACA accredits over 2,400 camps.

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