When a child takes up a sport, there is rarely an ulterior motive besides simply wanting to play. How many kids take up golf because they have calculated potential earnings or want to use golf as a networking tool for business relations? It sounds absurd to even consider. Kids just want to have fun.
When 11year old Jr golfer Gabriela Ling was asked to give two reasons why she decided to play golf, her first response was easy, “It’s a lot of fun!” Gabriela then struggled to come up with a second reason. After some thought, however, she added, “I also love the feeling when you get a good shot.”
Joe Pagdin, one of FCWT’s top ranked Jr. Golfers in the world, also exhibited a youthful simplicity when asked about some of his favorite golf experiences. Not even his world ranking could hide his pure, uncensored enjoyment of just being a kid playing golf. Joe was as excited to talk about a time when a bird swooped in to try to steal his friend’s golf ball during competition as he was talking about winning multiple championships.
Kids possess a level of in-the-moment focus, excitement, and competitive spirit that are an enviable past time to most adults. In the eyes of a child, golf is undoubtably a sport. There is no other agenda than to play one’s heart out in the hopes of winning. Let’s let kids be kids for as long as possible.
Nike is one of the most popular golf apparel brands for kids because Nike showcases junior golfers as the athletes they naturally are. Nike is providing some of the most attractive. athletic apparel available for kids who golf. The famous “Just Do It” slogan goes beyond Nike’s marketing and into the actual designing of apparel. The golf styles are as colorful, breathable, and flexible as those for tennis or any other sport. Nike golf apparel for kids allows a child to swing a golf club that is at least half his or her size with unrestricted ease. Kids must rely on every ounce of strength, flexibility, and athleticism they have in order to smash the golf ball as far as possible. After all, course length is inherently one of golf’s toughest obstacles for any growing child. So go ahead and ask the next kid you see at the range if golf is a sport. Nike apparently already answered that question, and Jr Golfers are wearing it.
Shop Nike for Kids at your local golf outlet store or online at nike.com.