The National Parks and Recreation Association is joining forces with Jack Nicklaus in a new initiative designed to introduce children to the game of golf. The Jack Nicklaus Learning Leagues will offer golf as a team sport to children ages 5 to 12. “There are so many sports -- team sports -- played in the park system today,” Nicklaus says. “If golf is not part of the sports introduced and available to them at their local park and recreation facilities, they will play other sports and not golf. So 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."