Education

Beginners: 4 Steps to Taking Up The Game of Golf

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Build solid fundamentals.  Work with a Pro!  You can participate in clinics like the PGA's GET GOLF READY program or take private lessons from instructors all over the metro area.

GET GOLF READY. Available at various courses, the Get Golf Ready program is a series of 4 or 5 group lessons for $99. A great way to learn the fundamentals of the golf swing and the game. Contact GolfEducation@EWGAKC.ORG to find local courses offering these clinics.

 EWGA members work with teaching pros all over town, and we establish EWGA member discounts with many of them.  Contact GolfEducation@EWGAKC.ORG for  help finding an area teaching pro to help you.

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SEEK OUT A MENTOR.To help you transition from the lesson tee to the golf course, EWGA has a group of experienced golfers who are happy to play a round with you when you complete your lessons. Our mentors are happy to guide you through those early rounds from course check-in to 1st shot, helping with rules & course etiquette. Email GolfEducation@EWGAKC.ORG to get connected with a mentor.

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SIGN UP FOR A LEAGUE! Playing regularly is critical to improving your golfing skills. EWGA offers weekly league play at a variety of courses all around the KC Metro area. Reach out to Leagues@EWGAKC.ORG to find the best league for you.

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WATCH FOR GAME IMPROVEMENT CLINICS. EWGA works with KC Metro courses to offer a variety of game improvement clinics throughout the season.

Questions?  E-mail us at GolfEducation@EWGAKC.ORG

Skills Development Clinics & 9-Hole League Play

A unique offering of golf skills education with a pro followed by the opportunity to practice what you've learned during regular 9-hole league play.  30 minute skills clinics will be offered each week of our 8 week Spring session at 3 area courses.  The clinics are optional and cost $10 per person per clinic paid directly to the instructor or course.  We must have a minimum of 4 participants for each clinic.  Participation is arranged through the League Captain each week.

Clinics run from 5:30 - 6:00 PM with golf following at 6:00 PM

3 courses:

  • Tuesday night - Heart of America (River 9 Course), Kansas City MO
  • Tuesday night - St. Andrews Golf Course, Overland Park KS  (some tee-times start at 5:50 PM)
  • Wednesday night - Minor Park, Kansas City MO

Questions?  E-mail us at GolfEducation@EWGAKC.ORG

Breaking Series: Reach Your Next Milestone - Through Overland Park Golf

Maureen Olson at Overland Park/St. Andrews has rolled out a terrific new program for 2017 to help you break your personal glass ceiling on the course.  Whether you’re trying to break 110, 100, 90 or 80 – the main things that need to be addressed are your mental approach and expectations, which will be addressed in each class.  A 5% EWGA member discount is available.  Just tell Maureen you are with EWGA when you register!   Check out her Breaking classes, each a series of 4 classes – Breaking 110, Breaking 100, Breaking 90 and Breaking 80.  Classes are taught at St. Andrews Golf Club. See more detail.

Fit Fore Golf 2017 - Through Overland Park Golf & Elite Golf & Fitness

Maureen Olson, Director of Instruction Overland Park Golf & Janine Young, Owner of Elite Golf & Fitness help you work on golf performance such as mobility, strength, flexibility, power & core strength. Fit Fore Golf is for all skill levels.  Classes taught at St. Andrews Golf Club on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.  Current schedule goes through end of April 2017.

  • $25 per class (or purchase a 10-punch card for $200)
  • Class size: Minimum of 4 / Maximum of 12 per class

For more information & schedule updates, visit https://www.golfop.com/instruction/adult-instruction-spring-summer/fit-fore-golf

Mentor Program - Give Back to the Game We Love by Mentoring New Golfers

Mentorship is an important aid to beginning golfers.  Teaching Pros all over the metro look for ways to ease the transition of new golfers from the lesson tee to playing on the course.  We’ve all benefited from mentorship as we took up the game of golf.  Help grow the game and pay-it-forward by making yourself available to mentor new golfers.  This roster will help the Education Chair  know who might be available to help with a mentoring request. We’ll be talking to area pros to make them aware that we have mentors available and will contact members on the roster to identify mentors for specific opportunities.
 
Who can be a mentor? Mentorship is not about teaching golf swing techniques or knowing all the rules of golf.  Mentors help beginning golfers understand basic etiquette during the course of play and is informal.  This is about easing the beginning golfer’s anxiety as they start to play on the course. If you’ve been playing for a while, you can be a mentor.
 
Put your name on our Mentor Roster to participate in this program as a potential mentor today.  
For questions, contact GolfEducation@EWGAKC.ORG.

Post Your Golf Scores - Kansas City Handicap Season is Active!

It's that time of year again - GOLF SEASON IS HERE!  The active score posting season for Kansas City is March 1 through November 14.  So if you're playing, you should be posting scores.

If you have questions about your handicap or would like help establishing a handicap, contact your Handicap Chair, Pam Simpson.