Any person regardless of weight or size can play golf. It is a game that can be enjoyed throughout a persons whole life. Kids can enjoy playing golf if they want a to play a sport that is not physically draining.
Golf is still thought of as an elitist sport, but the reality is today there are a lot of golf courses to play and many of them are public courses. They are not to expensive, and many allow walking and is perfect for kid golfers looking to go out and have a good time hitting the golf ball around. They have fun which is what the game is all about.
So, what if your kid takes an interest in golf? What should you do? The first priority is to encourage your child to try the game to see if he or she likes it, without being pushy or forcing the game on them.
What if your kid does like playing the game and shows interest in playing the game more? Where do you go from there?
A big lessons that a child will have to learn on a golf course is dealing with the ups and downs of the game. He needs to have a good attitude and keep it that way. Golf is not a fair game, and you will get bad breaks as well as good ones. He should always be taught good golf etiquette on the course and to the other players he is with.
If kids ever get to the point where he wanted to take the game more serious and play in tournaments, they have to learn to control their emotions in competition.
It’s also important to learn the basics of the swing, to learn to hit the ball straight and work the ball right to left or left to right. It’s best to learn good swing habits from a competent instructor early on. You can also check web sites for kids golf such as http://www.uskidsgolfacademy.com/.
When first starting out you don’t want to spend a lot of money on golf equipment. Used clubs, golf shoes and a golf glove will do plus tees and balls to play and practice with.
If a kids golf progresses later then you can look at getting some more expensive equipment. Its important that the clubs even though they are used, fit him or her. Kids golf clubs are shorter and lighter than adult clubs and they need to have clubs that are not to heavy and are easy to swing with a grip that fits their hands.
Many adult golfers cannot hit the ball straight because they were not taught properly when they were younger or started out.
Whether a youngster ends up playing competitively or not, learning proper technique at a young age will help to enjoy playing the game recreationally all their life. Parents should be encouraging but not demanding.
Golf is not the be all and end all of life, but if he or she wants to play a tournament let them experience it. It’s the best way to find out if tournament golf is something they want to pursue. An education is the most important thing for a kid to be focused on.
Having said that, if a youngster does like playing tournament golf, having a good golf teacher can help through the ups and downs of competition. Or whenever they get lost with a part of their game or just a mentor to turn to.
There are usually local tournaments for youngsters if he is interested. That is a good place to start. He or she can try out for the high school golf team and play in a team environment, have a golf coach and go from there.