To coincide with this week's Memorial Tournament, the new Jack Nicklaus Learning Leagues (JNLL), in conjunction with SNAG (Starting New at Golf), will be introduced at select park and recreation facilities in the Golden Bear’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio, as well as in New York, Miami, Chicago, and Los Angeles. JNLL marks the first time golf will be made available to youngsters as a team sport through local parks and recreation centers, providing a golf learning experience for children ages 5 through 12 in a safe, affordable, accessible environment. Nicklaus believes that with SNAG’s modified equipment and support, plus the active participation of the National Recreation and Park Association, golf can have a competitive footing with soccer, basketball, football, and other team sports. “If golf is not part of the sports introduced and available to them at their local park and recreation facilities, (kids) will play other sports and not golf,” Nicklaus said. “We need to get golf in their local parks and have them play our sport, and I think the team concept is the way to do it."