Cartoons + Golf Pro = Kids Learning Golf
From the Arizona Golf Authority AZGA Golf News Desk
This idea falls into the “why didn’t we think of that” category, but PGA and LPGA Golf Professional Racquel Huslig beat us to the punch and created an animated cartoon family to help children discover the game of golf at an early age.
The first installment of the “ClubHeads” golf instruction video line was released in late September and it’s quite fun to watch.
Using multi-dimensional, high-definition animation, Huslig brings golf instruction to children using a family of animated, golf-themed characters called the ClubHeads.
The ClubHead family includes:
• Ace – born April 1, 2010 in Fairhaven MA. He’s a ball, gets smacked around a lot and he can’t swim.
• Ben – born April 10, 2010 in Pebble Beach CA. He’s a driver, he likes to go big or go home.
• Whiff – born April 2, 2008 in Phoenix AZ. He’s a pitching wedge and has a mind of his own, sometimes landing a ball near the cup and other times, buried in the sand.
• Frankie – born March 10, 1985 in St. Andrews Scotland. He’s seen and done it all and offers wisdom and guidance for everyone.
• Poanna – born June 7, 2007 in Greenville NC. She’s a putter, often the star of the show and requires you to use your very best manners.
The first episode of the video series is called “ClubHeads – Let’s Learn the Golf Swing.” It features an introduction to the rules of the game, course manners, etiquette, proper grip and stance, ball position, pre-shot routine and the swing. In addition to the complete accuracy of the lessons, the lively animation and friendly banter between Huslig and the ClubHeads Gang foster continued engagement throughout the 25-minute video.
Rachel Huslig definitely has the credentials when it comes to teaching golf. She is a 20-year Class “A” PGA and LPGA Golf Professional. In 2009, she received the President’s Plaque for Growth of the Game Achievements with PGA of America. She has been a 4-year member of the PGA Section Board of Directors and has also been honored with such awards as Teacher of the Year, Junior Golf Leader and Golf Professional of the Year. Rachel also serves on a national committee for the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional’s Association.
We don’t know about you, but we think the AZGA team has just checked the “done” list for all our little nieces and nephews this holiday. You can make it easy on yourself by doing the same.
For more information about the ClubHeads golf instruction video series, visit: www.clubheadsgolf.com.
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