Garner, NC–Golf player development program, Operation 36, welcomes 165 new facilities in 2020.
As many sports around the world paused due to COVID-19, golf has experienced a surge in interest and participation this year. Golf has an advantage during COVID because of the ease of social distancing and fresh air. Therefore, many golf courses and facilities are experiencing an increased demand from those who want to learn how to play golf.
Operation 36 is providing golf professionals with a complete developmental program to serve this growing market of beginners. With an on-course development model, curriculum and gamified progress tracking, golfers are able to enjoy becoming a skilled golfer.
Many golf professionals realize the limitations of traditional coaching, with clinics, camps and private coaching. Golf Professionals are choosing Operation 36 to provide participants with a complete developmental program.
Operation 36 Co-founder, Matt Reagan said, “When COVID struck, we were not quite sure how it would impact our industry. Fortunately, golf was not only able to survive, but to thrive in this environment. Golf facilities are providing a highly valued service for families that want safe recreation. We are so happy to welcome the newest program locations this year and appreciate their support of the one million golfers mission. Most of all, we are proud to see the tide turning in golf instruction. Juniors and Adults deserve a better introduction and long-term plan to become a golfer. With Operation 36, Pros can offer a comprehensive developmental program that works. It excites us that facilities are beginning to see that camps and clinics are not the solution if the goal is to create golfers for the long-term. This transition from traditional instruction to Developmental Programming is what will allow golf to thrive as a sport for years to come.”
About Operation 36
Operation 36 is the most effective developmental program to teach beginners how to play golf. All new players begin on the course, and instead of starting at the tee box, they play from 25 yards away from the hole. Once the player shoots par (36) from 25 yards, they back up to 50 yards, and so on, until they are shooting even par (36) from the full tee box. Participants engage in weekly classes taught by golf professionals and all progress of the golfers is tracked in the Operation 36 Platform.
The Operation 36 mission is to create 1 million new golfers over the next five years, and they want to help coaches with introducing new golfers and retaining them for the long term. .
DOO, Operation 36