Golf is often mischaracterised as an old-fashioned boys’ club, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. There are plenty of opportunities for children and young people to break into the sport and reap its many benefits.
It’s most golfing parent’s dream for their kid to take up the sport – and it’s easy to see why. Golf will teach your children patience, perseverance, and discipline, while also giving them some exercise and fresh air away from TV screens and video games.
Golf has a problem. How exactly does a game that’s so intimidating for beginners attract young people to the sport and then keep them playing? According to a 2010 survey by the National Golf Foundation in the US, the number of golfers aged 6-17 dropped 24% to 2.9 million from 3.8 million between 2005-2008 and […]
Keep it fun When you take your young kids to the golf course, remember that they don’t need or want complicated instruction, lecturing or advice. What they need and yearn for is unadulterated praise. When your 7-year-old hits a good shot, say “Great shot!” When he hits a bad shot, exclaim, “Great swing!” I used […]