The governing body have launched a video series for junior golfers to learn about the Rules of Golf and how to apply them on the course
Teaching youngsters the fundamentals of golf – whether it’s Rules or etiquette – is one of the most important parts of setting them off on the right path in the game.
The R&A have put together a series of videos for junior golfers that aims to increase their understanding of the Rules of Golf and how to apply them while out on the course.
Launched during the governing body’s recent Rules Week, The Rules Skool Open features ten episodes – with each instalment following the progress of George Harper Jnr as he’s faced with a number of different situations during a championship.
Claire Horgan, of The R&A’s Rules team, explains how the Rules are applied in each situation while her colleague, Conor Finlay, provides practical demonstrations for young golfers to build their knowledge and understanding when he becomes ‘Conor on Course’.
The videos are available on The R&A’s YouTube channel and are also available to watch at the governing body’s website and on the Rules of Golf App.
Grant Moir, The R&A’s director of Rules, said: “We have created an entertaining and light-hearted video series that introduces the Rules of Golf to a younger audience in a new and fun way which will help junior golfers learn the key Rules and how they are applied on the golf course.
“We know from research that most young people prefer to learn from watching videos and this series will support junior golfers in developing their understanding of the Rules, making them more confident out on the golf course and adding to their enjoyment of the sport.”
A support pack has been produced for club junior organisers to accompany the videos and The R&A will be looking to develop it as feedback is returned. You can access the pack, via the Resource Centre, by clicking here.
The series was developed in collaboration with junior golfers, who revealed how they learned about their hobbies and their preferred way of doing so. Video was the most popular response.
The R&A say that more than three quarters of those who took part in the research maintained it was “very or extremely important to know the basics of the Rules”.