If you were a golfing enthusiast yourself and you played the game for many years, you probably have great memories of tournaments and friendships along the way. If you now have a family and your little one’s are getting to an age where you think they should try golf, there are many ways to get them involved in the game.
Getting Them Interested
When you have young kids, the first thing you need to do to get involved in golf is to spark an interest. This can be done in many ways; you just have to be creative and try to capture their imagination.
Before getting your kid golf lessons you can check to see if your little one’s will enjoy the game. Here are some ways to expose them to golf and hopefully create an interest.
- Online Games
There are many ways to get kids interested in golf and using technology is a good strategy. Why not let them play golf games on a tablet or smartphone and see if they enjoy it. You can then ask them if they would like to try it in real life.
- Kiddies Golfing Sets
You could buy them a kids golf set and see if they take to the game.
- YouTube Videos
Instead of showing them adults playing golf, try to get some videos of younger kids having fun on the green or hitting off the tee.
If your child shows an interest in golf and they really want to learn, you should consider enrolling them in a group course with other kids to see if they enjoy the experience. Professional coaches know how to make learning fun and create enjoyable training sessions for kids.
The Right Age to Start
Many parents ask this question and there is no right answer. If your child is mature enough to handle a club and listen to instructions, they are old enough to play golf. Children progress and develop at different ages, so you must assess their ability and not think about their age.
Famous players like Tiger Woods learned to play golf from the age of 2, but not all children are like this. We wish we had a child prodigy on our hands, but they are rare and players like Woods do not come around very often. First get them interested in the game and then see how they develop as they age.