The Clubgolf programme, the national initiative aimed at giving every nine-year-old in the country the opportunity to experience the game and develop their skills through structured coaching, continues to go from strength to strength. It also continues to attract envious glances from afar.
Ted Bishop, the president of the PGA of America, has experienced the work that is being done in the Gleneagles area during his stop off in Perthshire as part of the Year to Go celebrations and he has been given plenty of food for thought for his journey back across the Atlantic.
"I'm very envious of it to tell you the truth," said Bishop, one the global game's most powerful figures. "It's great that the Scottish Government give the game of golf that kind of support. For a nine year-old to get free golf lessons and exposure to the game at that age is unbelievable. I wish we had something like this in America."
There are a number of junior initiatives available in the USA, with the PGA themselves running a Junior League which Bishop's own six-and-half-year-old grandson is part of.
The Clubgolf model, which has introduced almost 300,000 primary five school children to the game since its inception a decade ago, remains Bishop's ideal structure, though.
"This is the way to go about it," he added. "I take my hat off to Scotland. What I have seen is innovation but I've also seen reality. It's one thing to talk about it. It's another to do it. It's happening. Ideally we could take what we have seen here and figure out a way to replicate it in the USA."
What the future holds for Clubgolf and Scottish golf in general is anyone's guess but Bishop is confident that the nation will reap a reward.
"In 10, 15, 20 years from now, Scotland will have a Ryder Cup player that was part of this," he said. "You don't need to cross your fingers. It will happen."