Every child should have an active hobby that they enjoy because this can bring many physical and mental health benefits. Additionally, children often maintain activity levels into adulthood, so getting them started early is always worthwhile. If golf is a hobby that you enjoy then you may want to introduce the sport to them and this could be a special bonding experience. So, what can you do to get your kids into golf?
Kit Them Up
First, you want to kit them up and buying clubs for your kid should get them excited about the idea of playing golf. You just want the basics to start with, so an iron, wedge, putter and fairway woods will suffice. You will want to consider their age and height when choosing clubs and keep in mind that they will keep on growing (it is recommended to buy around 4cm longer than the optimal size so that they can move their hands up grip as they grow). As your child grows, becomes stronger and improves their technique, you can then start to add a few more clubs to their set.
Keep the Games Short & Fun
To get your kids into golf, you will want to make it as fun as possible. While the idea of hitting 100 balls in the driving range to work on your swing might sound ideal, it won’t be much fun for a kid! Spending time on an actual course will be beneficial and there are various games that you can play to make it fun for them. You also cannot beat crazy golf to make it fun while also developing their short game! Golf can be a sport that is hard to get to grips with and often frustrating (even as an adult), so you should try to keep it lighthearted and offer advice without being overbearing.
Encourage Them to Play With Other Kids
Following this, you should also encourage them to play with other kids. While you will certainly want to help them and play with them when you can, it is also important that this becomes a hobby that they can enjoy without being reliant on you. Playing with other kids will always make it fun, they can find others that are at the same level and it can become a great social activity (something that every kid will benefit from).
The advice in this article should help you to get your kids into the sport of golf. This is a great hobby for youngsters because it is fun, it encourages them to spend time in nature, it is active and it can also be a highly social hobby and one that they can continue into their adult life. It is not always the easiest sport to get them into and may take some patience, but the above info should help.