If you’ve never been to a golf event, the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf is a great place to start with kids under 16 free. There’s a range of different activities to cater for the whole family. What other sport is there where you can get up close and personal to the best athletes in the world, from 28 countries throughout the globe?
Knowing those little legs may get tired from walking there is ample grandstand seating and big screens around the course so you can rest and not miss a minute of the action. Carry a tournament map with you to make sure you see everything.
If the kids want to give golf a go, try putting in the tournament village and embrace the international spirit by supporting your favourite team with face-painting and waving a flag.
SHOW YOU NATIONAL PRIDE WITH FACE PAINTING AND WAVE A FLAG
The World Cup of Golf wants you to celebrate your national pride. Each day, mini flags will be distributed ‘free’ for the 28 nations of the World Cup field. Arrive early so the kids can collect a flag, and there are bonus points for those who show up dressed for the occasion, in their countries colours and themes.
You can also get behind your country with a face painting of your country’s flag, available every day in the tournament village.
Give the kids the inside edge and take them to behind the 18th green. Be ready armed with pen, favourite t-shirt, ticket, golf ball…whatever it may be. The best place to get an autograph at the World Cup is behind the 18th green as the players finish their round Thursday-Sunday. Most players will walk the fence-line signing autographs on their way back to the clubhouse.
WIN THE LONGEST PUTT AND SUPPORT A WORTHY CAUSE
Kids want to give golf a go, well donate a gold coin and be a part of the World Cup action as you challenge fellow fans to the ‘Longest Putt Competition.’ This fun activity allows the whole family to try to sink a putt into the hole on site and best of all, you can go into the draw to win prizes whilst supporting the Starlight Foundation and Monash Children’s Hospital.
MY GOLF PUTTING COMPETITION
The putting doesn’t stop with the charities, learn more about the MyGolf junior golf program and enter the daily putting competition to win great prizes.
TOURNAMENT VILLAGE FLAVOURS OF THE WORLD
If the tummies are rumbling the international flavour extends to the Tournament Village where some of Melbourne’s favourite food trucks will be serving up mouth-watering cuisine from across the globe. Take the kids on a culinary journey and try Vietnamese, Greek or classic American burgers whilst mum and dad relax with a glass of Scotchman’s Hill.