Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA, is putting some energy behind SNAG Golf, a program deisgned to introduce golf to youngsters across the United States. Plans are in the works to  introduce 300 Jack Nicklaus Learning Leagues in spring 2013.

The “Wall Street Journal” recently profiled Nicklaus’ involvement and his hopes to use the program to create a new generation of golfers.

“SNAG has been selling its colorful, giant-headed clubs and oversize golf balls to schools, junior golf programs and golf clubs since 2001,” the article stated. “The equipment makes it easy for beginners, both kids and adults, to learn the fundamentals of the game and hopefully later transition into regular golf. Already more than 11,000 facilities in the U.S. and 4,000 abroad use SNAG, including many First Tee programs.”

“There are few people in the game more traditional than I am, but I recognized long ago that our game needs change. We have been a sport that, historically, has been slow to change and adapt,” Nicklaus said. “Creativity, innovation, and a willingness—if not passion—for trying new things are paramount for change.”

The complete article can be found here.