TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- A fun, family-focused cyber golf tournament designed for players of all ages is now being contested with teams across the globe thanks to SNAG® Golf (Starting New At Golf). The Third Annual International SNAG Cup tournament invited U.S. golf professionals using SNAG in their teaching to form teams and compete virtually against other teams from around the world. Invitations to participate also were sent to all of SNAG's international distributors in some 60 countries.
Teams from the U.S., India, Malaysia, Europe and the United Kingdom were instructed to set up SNAG courses with equal hole distances and everyone is keeping score. Scores will be turned in to SNAG headquarters on November 20. The international team with the lowest overall score will be named the 2012 winner.
"SNAG is being used every day to teach children around the world that otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity to learn this sport," stated Kelly McCammon, Vice President of SNAG Golf. "The goal of the International SNAG tournament is to show that golf can be a more inclusive sport by allowing anyone of any skill level to play, have fun and have success."
The first International SNAG Golf challenge took place between Tower Hamlets, London and Cape Town, South Africa in 2010. This inspirational event was the result of a whole community joining forces to promote healthy living amongst children. They saw a total of 125 children and 15 parents and helpers take part. The tournament was a showcase for an initiative that aimed to increase community participation in the parks of Tower Hamlets and to bring golf to the inner cities.
The second virtual International SNAG Golf tournament was held in 2011 between the United States, the United Kingdom, and Malaysia with Malaysia dominating the event.
"Both kids and adults enjoy the team spirit of taking on challengers from different countries," says McCammon. "Perhaps SNAG is doing its part in bringing the world together and forming friendships that could last a lifetime."
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.
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