Summertime is a great time to learn something new. However, the fun of outdoor activities is sometimes diminished because of the scorching heat and humidity in Florida, thus making outdoor activities a little less attractive for kids who are learning.
Indoor activities have become extremely popular in every sport, especially in the youth sports arena. There are many indoor facilities all over Tampa Bay that offer leagues, clinics, camps or programs for kids as well as adults to help either introduce people to a sport or keep people playing the sport without passing out from a heat stroke.
My kids have both played golf in the area through various programs at different times of the year. My son loved the sport, but my daughter, who complained of it being “too hot” was not as smitten by the sport. She is typically used to air-conditioned gyms where she regularly participates on gymnastics teams. She loves the outdoors, but the heat was just a little too much, especially for her to play a sport she wasn’t in love with outside in the summer heat.
Enter Golfer’s Grail. I had heard of this indoor golf facility located in north Tampa, or Carrollwood, and we decided to try it out for both kids. Mia was hesitant and Jake was excited. I sold it to Mia and she said she would give it a shot.
The facility is amazing. If you don’t know anything about Golfer’s Grail, let me tell you that it defintiely lives up its name as the Holy “Grial” of golf, for kids or adults in Tampa Bay. They have brought advanced golf technology to a setting in which players, novice or experienced, can play the sport, learn the sport, or receive professional advice and instruction in an atmosphere that is comfortable, fun and much less intimidating for the beginner. Granted, there is nothing like the beauty and experience of a green golf course on a Sunday morning in the fall when the air is crisp, but let’s face it, not every day can be that perfect. Golfer’s Grail has come the closest I have seen to perfecting the golfer’s experience, albeit inside, on many levels.
Back to the Junior Golf Camp…Let’s just say that Mia is now begging to go golfing, Jake has perfected his drive thanks to the PGA apprentices that are running the club and I now have 2 kids who have truly found a new sport to love. Mission accomplished. This has been one of my kids’ favorite camps of all time and we will DEFINITELY be recommending this camp to others. I will be back to visit often, as they are also a family friendly activity for any rainy day too!
Sponsor Information: Golfer’s Grail is located at 10019 N. Dale Mabry Hwy Suite 100 in Tampa, Florida. They are open 7 days a week and times vary. They offer a a wide variety of activites for golfers on their simulators. Lessons, leagues, clinics, corporate events, private parties, fundraisers and more are available. Craft beer, wine and beverages are sold and food can be purchased from nearby plaza restaurants and brought in. Golfer’s Grail has sponsored this post and invited Fit Kids Playground to come try their facility. All opinions in this post are those of the author.