Ty Andersen serves as Director of Instruction at The Ty Andersen Golf Academy, and has been named one of the Top 50 Kids Teachers by the US Kids Golf Company. He has developed seven different teaching programs that are registered with the PGA.
Essential Items to Carry in Your Golf Bag
What Should I Carry in My Golf Bag?
One of my favorite things to do when I have the kids together, particularly when they need a break, as I said before I change gears on the kids about every seven to eight minutes because that what their attention span is, it is a good time to bring the kids over, sit them down and talk to them about a golf bag because when a kid sees a golf bag all they see is the bag and the clubs. But there are a lot of things inside that golf bag because it has an awful lot of pockets. So I will sit the kids down and I will ask them can anybody name one thing that I might be carrying in that golf bag. What am I trying to find out?
Don't Forget the Golf Rule Book
Someone is going to say balls, someone will say tees, someone will say something I can repair a ball mark with, something I can use as a ball marker, they will have things like that, and also it will be evident when I have the towel on my bag they will see the towel that I use to clean my clubs off with and also my hands when they are sweaty. But they will see a lot of pockets there. Other things that they don't think about is I carry a rule book in my bag. I also carry a role of white tape in my bag. Why would I want to do that? If I split a finger or get a blister I want to be able to wrap that thing up. If I am on the golf course and a rule situation comes up I definitely some source that I can go to. So I will have that in there as well. I can carry things in there such as a rain suit. I don't have one today but if I needed one I could have an umbrella on there. You just do not want to assume anything with the kids.
You need to teach them, you can not assume when you are working with kids. You do that, they are just like little sponges, anything you put out there they are going to soak up. So if you want your kids to become better golfers this is all part of it. Let them know what is in the bag.
About the Instructor
Highland Oaks Golf Course
904 Royal Parkway
Dothan, Alabama 36305