How to Interest Children in Learning Golf

. July 25, 2018

There are many opportunities for children to learn about golf and how to play the game well. It is important that you make sure that the child is interested and finds playing golf to be an enjoyable experience. One of the very first things you should teach your child about golf is about the moral or honor code that underlies the game, and to really emphasize how important it is to follow the guidelines at all times. The children should also be taught the rules of the game before they start playing. To teach the game properly, it may be a good idea to find an expert, such as a PGA instructor. You can search the PGA.com website for an instructor in your area.

Find a Natural Interest

It is best not to force your kids to play golf if they are not interested. Should they show interest, it is important to get them to practice as often as is possible. The very best time to practice playing is when the golf course is not crowded, so the evening may be a good time. It is important to remember to not pressure children, especially young children. They should be allowed to have fun and should be praised often. You need to remember to talk to the child at their level so that they can understand what to do. Children may become frustrated, at which point you should be prepared and willing to help them and encourage them to hang in there.

You can even give a toddler a plastic club and ball and see if they enjoy it. If the child takes to it, then you can start teaching when they get older. However, do not try to teach the proper way to swing a club until the child is 6 or older. You also should not rush to teach the correct grip on the club. The important thing is to keep the child excited about playing gold and having fun. If they enjoy the game they are likely to want to continue to play it.

Start off Easy

Teach young children to make short putts first then as they grow older they can learn to make longer shots. Eventually they can learn how to make a consistently powerful long swing. If the child is interested, then lessons may be a good idea. You can sign them up for tutoring with a golf pro or instructor. They can either have lessons individually one-on-one, or in a camp setting. Some children learn best in groups, so a golf camp may be a better choice for them to be in. There may be summer camps and weekend camps. The camps are probably going to be cheaper than individual golf lessons. When you do play, choose a short course and play late in the day when the course is not as likely to be busy. Finally, have fun; recognize that this is a great opportunity to bond with your child while playing a fun game.

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