More than a few of my Rock Heads have told me how awesome it was to see their kids swingin’ a golf club for the first time. And while this Caveman doesn’t have any rug rats of his own, I figured I could pass along a few of their tips and see what other advice YOU have for your fellow Rock Heads!
My “Main Rule For Any Age” would be to keep things fun! No matter how old or young, make sure they know that golf is supposed to be enjoyed! Let youngsters swing away without too much worry about their technique, and let older kids know that the scorecard is only a part of the golfin’ experience.
Keep the younger kids interested by letting them hit a few balls at the range, or by spending an hour or so at a mini golf course. Make sure they have a golf video game or two, and see if they’ll show you how to play it!
Let older kids accompany you to a public course on slower days – it’s a great way to spend time together! Just make sure you teach them proper ettiqute and let any faster groups play through.
If they express an interest, you should be able to find a junior clinic or league at a local course. Feel free to chat with the teacher or stay for the first lesson if you want – a reputable coach won’t mind at all.
If you get the chance to take them to a PGA or LPGA event, do it! You’ll both get to see some famous players in the flesh and will leave with a new respect for the talent the pros put on display every Sunday.
PS: What else should be on this list? Chime in with your tips & tricks in the comments below!