Natalie Gulbis blends golf and baseball in game with kids

Natalie Gulbis
Natalie Gulbis via Instagram
Natalie Gulbis led a group of youngsters in a game of ''golf ball.''
By John Holmes

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014 | 3:53 p.m.
As we all know, the golf industry is always looking for new ways to introduce people to our great game. In some cases, that can mean incorporating aspects of golf into other sports.
LPGA Tour star Natalie Gulbis did her part to grow the game in just this manner the other day as she led a group of youngsters in a game of ''golf ball.'' As she explained it on social media, the game is essentially baseball – but, instead of hitting a pitched ball, batters hit an oversized golf ball with a golf club and then run the bases. 
Gulbis devotes a lot of her free time to working with kids – especially the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. She's in a great position to encourage youngsters unfamiliar with golf to give the game a try, and it's gratifying to see her exploring creative ways to do so.