MILWAUKEE -- The sport of golf may be undergoing a bit of a revival among young people -- thanks to what you might call the little league for golf.
"What it is is getting the kids in the developmental and fundamental stages, and letting them go and enjoy golf on the golf course in a team atmosphere -- and a fun atmosphere at that," said Scott Walecki, head golf pro at Dretzka Golf Course in Milwaukee County.
"It started in 2013, we had 9,000 juniors throughout the country. And then now we're up to 30,000 in 2016," Walecki said. "These kids are the future of golf. You know -- and making them having fun, and make this a fun and enjoyable sport. They always like to play baseball or soccer. Now it's time to play little league for golf."
Here's the way it works. Six golfers go out in two groups of three. Only two on each team will play. They rotate every three holes. So each youngster plays a total of six holes.
The kids get practices and lessons in addition to their weekly matches.