The Genesis Invitational is promoting a Kids Club for this year’s tournament at the Riviera Country Club February 10-16.
Tiger Woods, the tournament host, understands the importance of introducing kids to golf.
Woods, certainly one of the greatest golfers and one of the most famous athletes in history, was introduced to golf as a toddler. At the age of eight, he won the 9-10 age group for the Junior World Golf Championship and went onto win the Jr. Championships six times.
People magazine recently reported that “Tiger Woods was spotted over the weekend caddying for his son Charlie Axel, who turns 11 next month, during a junior golf event in South Florida, according to the Golf Channel.
“Video captured by an onlooker shows the professional golfer, 44, standing by Charlie as the child showed off his best swing, while other photos showed Woods carrying his son’s golf bag.”
The complimentary Kids’ Club includes access to the 2020 Genesis Invitational; a welcome email from Tiger Woods; a personalized membership card; monthly newsletters featuring tips from golf pros; year-round giveaways and front row viewing zones. (To register your child or grandchild, visit: genesisinvitational.com/youth.)
This year’s tournament will have three youth-designated viewing zones at the 8th, 10th and 14th holes, directly next to the green.
There will also be a youth exhibition on the Riviera driving range on Saturday, February 15, that will be free to all kids 15 and younger.
Last year, hundreds of students gathered on the Riviera chipping green and were introduced to Peter Malnati, a 31-year-old pro who was paired with Tiger Woods during the Genesis Open. (He completed the tournament T44 at one under par).
Malnati patiently answered every question, including one about the Stanley Cup: he admitted he didn’t know much hockey.