The Payne Stewart Golf Experiences (“PSGE”) has entered into a new partnership with Skyhawks Sports Academy (“Skyhawks”), powered by Stack Sports. Skyhawks is the country’s leader in providing a safe, fun and skill-based sports experience for kids between the ages of 4 and 14 with a wide variety of positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life, such as teamwork, respect, and sportsmanship. Skyhawks programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction into sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle.
Kelly McCammon, Founder and CEO of the Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation, is excited about the partnership with Skyhawks. “They have a well-established recreational sports footprint where we can add our Payne Stewart Kids Golf Experiences program and have an instant impact in getting more kids exposed to the fun side of golf,” said McCammon. “Younger kids, especially from the age of 4 and up, have to first get exposed to golf in recreational settings away from the golf course and in local neighborhoods. Our partnership will bring golf to the kids where they are.”
“Payne Stewart Kids Golf Experiences adds significant value to our Skyhawks Golf Camps through their programming and game-based curriculum developed specifically for younger kids,” said Jason Frazier, COO and President of Skyhawks. “The PSGE team has significant PGA experience and hopes to alleviate issues of accessibility, cost, and exclusivity by creating a new pathway for kids learning golf away from the golf course.” The new camps will be offered in hundreds of locations across the country for kids ages five to nine years old.
According to Marc Haddad, Founder of PGA Junior Golf Camps, “As more kids are exposed and interested in playing golf, it is important to give parents feedback and options to take the next step. We are ready for a new generation of younger kids finding love for the game, and look forward to the Payne Stewart Golf Experiences filling a gap that no other group has been willing to fill. Working with younger kids can be challenging but Skyhawks has figured out the formula to make golf fun by creating a safe, recreational-based instructional golf program. We are excited to have a natural progression from a Skyhawks program that incorporates PSGE to allow greater success for participants as they move into a PGA Junior Golf program.”
About the Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation
The Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation, established in 2020, is the fundraising entity behind the Payne Stewart Golf Camps & Clinics. These unique programs provide a complete golf learning experience for kids ages 4-9 years old. Using unconventional spaces to bring golf to the masses, the camps and clinics make any gymnasium or soccer field a golf learning center to teach children the fundamentals of both golf and life. For more information about the Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation please visit www.paynestewart.org.
About Skyhawks Sports Academy
For more than four decades, Skyhawks and SuperTots programs have welcomed over 2 million children in 27 states, teaching life lessons through sports and instilling a life-long passion for athletics and a healthy lifestyle. Kids 2 to 14 years of age can participate in 11 different sports across a variety of programs including traditional summer camps, leagues, after-school programs, STEM Sports®, and classes. Skyhawks also offers independent franchise ownership opportunities for both brands in North America and overseas. For more information please visit www.Skyhawks.com.
About Stack Sports
With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on four key pillars — Grassroots Engagement, Participation Growth, Recruiting Pathways, and Elite Player Development. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit www.stacksports.com.