Callaway Golf in Schools is a program developed by the Golf Association of Ontario as a true grassroots initiative brought to schools through the support of Callaway Golf Canada.
Designed with fun and safety in mind by the original Mr. Knickers, Mike Kelly, it gives children an opportunity to experience and learn a game that helps build character and promotes life-long activity.
The Callaway Golf in Schools program consists of four steps with a specific curriculum for each grade division.
Mr. Knickers & Friends
Stick to Golf
School Cruiser Clinic
Green Grass Field Trips
“In 2003 I founded and developed the Golf 4Kidz program,” commented Kelly. “The program used Snag Golf Equipment and Ontario PGA Professionals to introduce young elementary school students to the fun game of golf in a way not seen before. Fun characters, such as Mr. Knickers, Sticky Dave and Bunker the Bear were introduced to students to help further emphasize the importance of life-long activity and the values and life-skills associated with game of golf. In 2006, I joined the Golf Association of Ontario and with the support of Callaway Golf, the current golf in schools program was developed, the only comprehensive golf in schools program in the country.”
The goal of Callaway Golf in Schools is to ensure that all elementary school students in Ontario have a positive golf course experience before they reach high school.
Callaway Golf and the Golf Association of Ontario want to help foster strong communities through the inherent values and life-skills which form the core of golf and this program. We want kids to lead a life well lived!
Character + Safety + Health + Fun = A Life Well Lived