East Elementary students recently finished a unit on golf in physical education using the Starting New At Golf (SNAG) program. SNAG makes learning golf easy, fun, and safe for beginners. East Elementary third grade teacher and Minden High School girls golf co-head coach Katie Jorgensen played a big part in securing the program for MPS.
“I come from a golfing family and I know a lot of professional golfers in Omaha. I chatted with them about what programs there are for kids and SNAG golf came up,” Jorgensen said.
She got a better feel for the program after seeing it in action at Yanney Park during Heritage Days a few years ago. Her kids tried it at the time and enjoyed it which peaked her curiosity about the program. Matt Shaner, a Kearney golf pro and Minden resident who gives lessons to Jorgensen’s kids, gave her more information about SNAG and how to get the program for the school.
see April 24 Courier for full story