With the sport of golf becoming more popular among kids, many parents often wonder what age should they start? Well, any age really. Golf is easier to play if you learn it at a young age, but that age can be anywhere from 3-16. Sure, some of the biggest stars in golf started very young, but many college athletes may have began playing at age 14. It all depends how much the child enjoys it and what the parent wants them to get out of it.
“Golf is easier to play if you learn it at a young age, but that age can be anywhere from
The opportunities golf gives in life is huge. From a young age it teaches kids about respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship, failure and success, and many other characteristics. As they get older and continue to play, they may begin playing on a team and in tournaments, which could lead to earning a college scholarship. Scholarships for golf range from the Division I schools to NAIA or Junior Colleges. Any path could be a great one.
“No need to force them into it, but letting them get familiar with the object of the game or how to hold a club is a great place to start”
Going back to first introducing a child to the game though, it is better to go at their pace. No need to force them into it, but letting them get familiar with the object of the game or how to hold a club is a great place to start. I’ve seen many cases where a kid will only play if thats what their friends are doing too. So taking them to a junior clinic in the summer at a local golf course so they can make friends could be an idea. Also, many universities will host junior clinics in the summer as well if you have your eye on them playing in college.
By: World Junior Golf