Golf News for Friday, February 28, 2014 | Growth Of The Game

SNAG Golf at new Alico Family Golf Center in Fort Myers, Florida

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- SNAG Golf, a global leader in player development and grow-the-game initiatives with unique equipment and training tools, will be introduced to thousands of golfers in southwest Florida as part of the new Alico Family Golf Center in Fort Myers.

The impressive new 30 acre family golf facility celebrated its grand opening on January 11 and the SNAG® practice area opened on February 7. The short holes range in length from 45 yards to 60 yards, and the fairways and greens have been planted with Bermuda grass. SNAG is fun for the entire family.

SNAG® may be new to some but the equipment and curriculum is currently used in 42 countries and 15,000 schools around the world. SNAG® incorporates developmentally appropriate equipment and programming that allows golf to be learned and played in non-traditional venues, such as on a soccer field, in a gym, on the beach or any open space. It can be taught and played almost anywhere with immediate, positive results. This instant success keeps new learners wanting to be further involved with golf.

"I'm excited about the SNAG® program at our new facility as there has already been a lot of interest from families, seniors, students and the School District of Lee County to come out and learn the game of golf using SNAG," said Jack Feighery, co-owner of the Alico Family Golf Center. "We are working with the local Florida Gulf Coast University in establishing a SNAG® league, and we have PGA instructors with SNAG® experience on staff. In addition, a First Touch Program has already begun with some clinics for youngsters scheduled on the weekends."

Terry Anton, founder and CEO of SNAG® Golf, has been hailed as one of the industry leaders in growing the game of golf. "It is important for the future of the sport to capture interest in golf early so that youngsters will transition with confidence to play with actual golf equipment on a traditional golf course," said Anton. "The more fun we make golf for children, the more chance they have to play the game for a lifetime."

It is the SNAG® philosophy that children should be given time to develop at their own pace and not be rushed to an on course experience where they will be met by failure. If children and adults are given time to develop properly and learn the fundamentals of the game in a non-threatening environment, they will want to enjoy the game for years to come.

About The Alico Family Golf Center

Located at 16300 Lee Rd. (West of I-75) in Fort Myers, The Alico Family Golf Center is a lighted 30-acre, state-of-the-art practice center open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. In addition to the SNAG course, Alico Family Golf offers 18 holes of miniature golf, a driving range, PGA golf instruction, youth camps and clinics for all ages.

Alico Family Golf's 5,600-square-foot clubhouse includes a snack bar with food and beverages, two rooms for parties and corporate events, an inside lounge area with televisions, and a full-service pro shop featuring merchandise and apparel from The Golf Guys.

For more information about The Alico Family Golf Center, please visit the website, www.alicofamilygolf.com.

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.

SNAG® Golf 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 8,000 schools that are successfully introducing children to golf in the U.S. and over 15,000 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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