Meeting an instructor for the first time and the process of getting a lesson can be confusing for parent and child. Whether you are a parent that knows nothing about the game or have a child that is very shy, getting a lesson can be intimidating. However, once you get acquainted it is very rewarding.
Here are 3 tips for getting the most out your child’s lesson:
Don’t be afraid to ask questions! — the game of golf can be very confusing and so much of it is based on communication. If the instructor is trying to communicate something and you or your child just don’t get it, ask them to elaborate or if there is another way to explain it. Many coaches are great at figuring out how their student relates best. Make sure your kid is interacting and not just you, the parent.
After the lesson, practice what they taught you. — If you can stay at the facility and keep working on what they were explaining, the information will still be fresh to your child. Even if it’s 20 minutes. This time could also be where you practice together, have a contest or fun interaction with them.
Write down what they learned. — It is best if your child can remember they key points from the lesson. If they can write it themselves, even better. Just use it as reference and reminder of what to keep working on. Use that information for a week or two until the next lesson. Lessons can be one of the best ways for kids to constantly learn about the game. The lessons should be fun and interactive! A half-hour lesson is a good place to start when they are young as well.
By: World Junior Golf