Golf strengthens not only the body, but the mind as well.
Working with students in four schools in the Durham, North Carolina, Public School System, SwingPals inspires over 1,000 kids a year by teaching them the basics of golf and all the incredible lessons they can learn from the game.
“These kids face tremendous adversity, anxiety, fear and anger,” SwingPal’s Founder & Executive Director, Doug Hodges, PGA, stated. “Golf is such a wonderful game to be able to develop the mindfulness skills, the emotional regulation skills and self-awareness skills to be able to let go of those negative feelings.”
Kids can start working with SwingPals starting in 6th grade and through a mix of classroom, gym and course sessions they learn foundational skills to help them learn to create “safe spaces” in their practice, on the course and in their lives.
And as their confidence grows on and off the shortgrass, they are empowered to pursue their passion and fulfill their potential to create positive change in their lives and their community.