SNAG GIVES NOVICES A CHANCE TO PUTT IN
The chance to play golf is a major attraction for many meeting attendees. But planners also need to consider how to entertain the golf virgins in their ranks.
One solution may be SNAG (Starting New at Golf), a new game from Lakeland, Fla.-based 3G Golf Ventures, LLC. Designed to make golf less intimidating to the uninitiated, SNAG uses oversized, color-coordinated equipment to help beginners pick up the basics of golf. It almost sounds like a greens version of Twister at times: Beginners looking for tips on how to grip the club are told “right on red, left on yellow.”
Former PGA golf professional Terry Anton, the president and CEO of 3G, notes that the portable game can be played indoors or outdoors, and that it brings golfers and nongolfers together.
“When planners organize golf outings, they can hold a nongolfer SNAGsimultaneously at the golf course's driving range, keeping meeting attendees together,” he says.
And, if learning the basics of golf isn't enough for attendees, they can also use SNAG (www.snaggolf.com) to take out some of their aggressions. Players can take turns hitting the Velcro-type balls at executives brave enough to wear hook-material-covered SNAG helmets and jackets.