Golf skills are necessary for all new golfers in order for them to feel confident enough in their ability and knowledge to play. These skills are not only the hard skills, but soft skills as well. The sport can be intimidating for any new golfer as it is seen as a sort of "culture" — one that is commonly perceived as ostentatious. To ensure the retention of participants in the program, GAIN must aid in creating that level of confidence in each participant.Golf Lesson Components
The basic GAIN program consists of six sessions. The lesson components include: socialization (social/inclusive component), teaching (golf skills/techniques), and linking (community resourcefulness component), which help participants with the transition from the program to playing golf with others outside the program. The program components provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills for future inclusive experiences. Not only will they gain confidence in their golfing abilities, but they will also acquire the tools needed to create and maintain friendships. These friendships can maximize the probability that participants will continue with the game of golf due to having a social network to golf with. Community resourcefulness also aids in accomplishing this goal in that it teaches participants where to look for resources in their communities that would allow them to continue golfing.