Sally Little has always made it plainly clear that she adores children. She credits the people who raised her, both her family and friends, both at home and on the course, with her success. With this family mindset firmly in play, Sally is often seen as the favourite aunt to all children that cross her path.
Capturing the Fire outlines one of Sally’s many initiatives regarding children and the importance Sally places on molding their talent. “The idea should be to start kids off as young as possible and that will only happen if the course is designed with them in mind and if they have good golf programme for youngsters. Statistics show that when kids reach the age of nine, they have already begun to make choices in their sport. So you need to introduce golf at the age of four already.
“In the States they have started to do this by having wonderful programmes for kids at age three and four. Starting New At Golf (SNAG) was developed with this in mind. I have endorsed this programme and they have endorsed me. The SNAG programme is a wonderful introduction to the game for anyone aged three and up. Adults who have never even held a golf club are welcome. SNAG was designed to accommodate any age.
“SNAG is truly a fun way of getting into golf and most clubs are missing this dimension. Many clubs don’t have the right introductory programme to start youngsters and adults in golf. I think every golf club should have a SNAG programme, particularly estate golf courses. Residents who live around the course can simply go there and get a lesson by using SNAG and thereafter go into a more advanced step by getting proper clubs with lessons to match.”
This effect for change that Sally references more often than not has golf as the fortunate pebble that starts a never-ending ripple. “For at the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even about what you’ve accomplished. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better, it’s about what you’ve given back.” – Denzel Washington