Princess Nahienaena Elementary students having fun while learning the game of golf
LAHAINA – “Edutainment” is the catchy theme of a new keiki golf program at Princess Nahienaena Elementary School here in Lahaina directed by Kapalua Golf Academy Professional Scott Reinhart.
“Golf In Schools” and “Starting New At Golf” (SNAG) – nationwide programs that have reached some 10,000 schools – aim to use the “edutainment” idea to “inspire fun again for kids in the game of golf,” said Reinhart.
“We’re offering free learning and instruction sessions that are open to kids of all ages at the school.”
Reinhart, who is currently enrolled in the PGA Master Professional Program for Teaching and Coaching, added that the SNAG method uses fun and colorful equipment and targets to help the children learn and enjoy the game.
He recently purchased $2,999 worth of equipment for the local SNAG effort that is also supported by the legendary Jack Nicklaus.
“Along with putting, chipping and full swing instruction, we do things like baseball golf, and then go out and actually play a hole. We want to get more kids involved in the game, and this is a great opportunity to do that,” Reinhart added.
He also teaches golf to Special Olympics every Wednesday at Kapalua, and to Wounded Warrior Project veterans one Saturday per month.
Like all such programs, SNAG needs more volunteers; no experience is necessary. If you can help, contact Reinhart at (561)-900-5517 or firstname.lastname@example.org.