July 30, 2010 :: Posted by - Terry :: Category - Junior Golfers
I get asked so often by parents and grandparents, “When should I start my junior playing golf?” Well, that’s not a simple answer. For most kids, you can start them about four years old. That being said, I have a two and half year old “client” who hits the ball pretty darn well. But the key here is that this two year old enjoys it! Many kids don’t have the attention span or the desire to play dad/mom/grandparent’s favorite past time at the age of two.
Take your junior out to the driving range, follow my tips on equipment for juniors and how to get them started. If they have fun, great! Keep at it. If they don’t want to be there, as much as it may kill you, take them for ice cream and go home! If you force this game on juniors (and I’ve seen my share of over-passionate parents), they’ll hate it for life. Walk away, try again in a few months. When they are just starting, keep it fun and short. Let them be excited to golf another day!