Teaching Kids Golf
Being Fitted for Your Golf Clubs
Choosing Golf Clothing
Teaching Kids Golf
Developing Your Own Style
Improving Your Balance
Improving Your Golf Putting
Improving Your Golf Swing
Keep Your Head Still
The Feel of Good Golf
How to Pack
How to Save Money
Public Golf Courses
Four Magic Moves
Golf Beginner Guide
Guide to Golf Options
High Power Golf
Instant Golf Lesson
Instant Slice Cure
Simple Golf Swing
Bags & Carts
Push & Pull Carts
Travel Bags & Cases
Club Parts & Accessories
Grip Repair Kits
Golf Beginner Guide
Golf Swing Eureka
How to Break 80
Instant Slice Cure
Lady Golfers Guide
The Simple Golf Swing
Underground Golf Psychology
Teaching Kids Golf
If you have a passion for golf, it's natural to want to introduce your children to the game. You need to remember however that children don't generally have the attenton span or physical strength of adults, and take that into account.
The most important rule when introducing kids to golf, is that you need to keep it a fun activity. You certainly don't want to make it feel like a chore or homework! As a result, you probably don't want to spend too much time getting bogged down in complicated rules or boring golf jargon. Instead, let your kids having fun playing the game, introduce the details gradually, and your children can grow to love the game as much as you do.
You also don't want to make your children practice for hours on end. They will get bored and fed-up. Instead short practice sessions, perhaps of around 30 minutes, are much better, and more enjoyable for both you and your kid.
Likewise, you don't want to put too many obstacles in terms of requiring perfect technique in front of your child. It doesn't matter if their technique is not perfect - as long as they have fun playing the game. If they want to hit the ball hard, let them! All you need to do is show them a basic grip, right hand under left hand, and to keep their feet on the floor during their follow-through.
The best way to start playing is games involving chipping and putting. This allows your child to get the feel of golf club and ball. Then, as your child progresses, you can start trying contests and games. All the time as you do this, it's important to encourage your child. Praise your child's shots and swings, and when they use correct methods and techniques - and don't critize, don't dwell on their mistakes, nor put too much emphasis on competition and winning. That way, you will avoid your child getting frustrated, and make golf into an enjoyable activity for them.
One area that you should however teach your child from the start is golf etiquette. Just as you teach your child good table manners, you should teach them good golf manners. Teach them not to talk and to stand still when someone else is swinging. Teach them not to walk in front of somebody who is swinging. And teach them not to walk in front or through someone else's line.
Your child will progress in golf at his or her own pace. There is no need to force it, and certainly no need to force your child to play golf. Instead let their interest in the game develop naturally, and respond to your child when they want to learn more.
At some stage you may wish to think about purchasing a set of golf clubs for your child. You can purchase golf clubs specially made for children, but if you're on a tight budget, a used women's set of clubs may work just as well. Remember also, you don't need to start with a full set: a 3 wood, 6 iron, 9 iron, and a putter, are all you need to start.
Some children may become very interested in golf. At this point, you might want to consider golf lessons or golf camp for children. If you do decide to get your child a golf instructor, make sure they are focused on teaching children, and that you have seen them working with children, before you commit to them.
In summary, using these techniques, and by using encouragement rather than pressue, you can involve your child in golf. Keeping it fun, not only helps make golf into a more enjoyable family activity, but also may help nuture a lifelong interest in golf in your child.
Please share your comments:
Disclaimer: This website and its content, is intended for general information only. Information on this site is the personal opinions of the authors only, and has NOT been reviewed or vetted by a doctor or other medical professional or nutritionist or fitness instructor, etc. Please be sure to consult with your doctor before changing your exercise regimen or diet, if you need health or medical advice, or if you seek prevention, diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition, illness or disease, or advice on any such matter.
Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.
Our company is NOT associated with any specific golf resorts, golf courses, destinations, attractions or places of interest that may be described on this website. In such cases, we have often provided links to the official sites where possible, or other third party sites containing useful information, purely as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.
All information about golf courses and resorts, attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may be change at any time. Readers are advised to check with the golf course/resort operator, their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.
Copyright © 2007-2019, Answers 2000 Limited
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S.à r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures
Click privacy for information about our company's privacy, data collection and data retention policies, and your rights.
In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
As an Amazon Associate, our company earns from qualifying purchases. Amazon, the Amazon logo, Endless, and the Endless logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.
Some graphics on our web sites are Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Hemera Technologies Inc., and used under license. All such pictures are provided for viewing purposes only and are not to be saved or downloaded. All such pictures of recognizable individuals are models and used for illustrative purposes only, and not meant to imply any association or endorsement of said individual with any product or service.