The rolling fairways of golf courses help conserve open spaces, which can be used by future generations for nature walks or giant slip-n-slide tournaments. Let children discover the peace of the outdoors with today's Groupon: for $95, you get a five-day kids' golf camp (a $195 value) at Fore Kids Golf Academy, with classes at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena. Weekly classes start Monday June 6 and continue through September 12.
Fore Kids Golf Academy's weekly summer sessions instruct children ages 5–16 in the rules and skills necessary to master 18 holes. With 15 total hours of lessons, the skilled golf gurus in the summer camp teach 30–35 pintsize putters fairway fundamentals, including how to swing, chip, and politely hand out business cards on the green. Burgeoning ball tacticians showcase newly acquired skills in daily competitions, angling for the greatest accuracy, best putting, or the longest drive. Mini PGA pros end the week arrayed in an academy golf hat, shirt, and participation trophy, inaugurating a lifetime of tee parties.
Students should wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring their own clubs or use Fore Kids Golf Academy's arsenal. A 15-minute intermission divides up each lesson, allowing little legs the chance to rest while kids barter pockets full of applesauce for snacks brought from home or purchased at the course's coffee shop.
Nicholas Del Pozo at Eaton Canyon Golf Course
For over 15 years, Nick Del Pozo has been transforming golf novices into pros with his fun, thorough, and effective teaching techniques. His experience is just as astounding as his credentials, including a history as head golf coach at Westridge and at La Canada High School, where he was awarded the 2016 CIF golf coach of the year. After specializing in teaching kids through his Fore Kids Golf Academy for the past seven years, Nick is now turning his focus towards training adults from his practice facility at Eaton Canyon Golf Course. Most lessons involve both range practice and on-course play, as well as video swing analysis, which provides students with a visual aid to help them understand swing advice and identify their sand wedge’s bad side.