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Monday, April 21, 2008

Young People in Golf

Youth playing Golf

Tiger Woods arguably the best golfer ever to have graced this wonderful sport. The greatest noticeable advantages Tiger Woods had over others was the fact that he started playing and training at a very young age. Today many children are becoming interested in the sport because of Tiger, and they to are starting to learn the game of golf at a very young age. Children are starting to play courses with their parents and there is a big rise in children’s golf lessons being offered at courses throughout the world. Even schools are adding both boys’ and girls’ golf to the roster of available extracurricular sporting events that are available.

So for children who are interested in golf, their first step is to get a set of clubs. Yes children are smaller than adults, and so to are their golf clubs.

The same set of clubs will be used in their golf bags, mainly being a driver, fairway woods, irons, wedges and the putter. Most golf supply stores carry smaller sized golf clubs designed specifically for young people. The golf clubs can also be made, creating the shaft at a length that is ideal for the child’s heath. As they grow, they will be able to use standard sized clubs.

As with any sport, the only way to get better at the game is to practice. So young people should first have a fundamental understanding of how the game is played and the rules. If they are playing at a golf course, they should also be educated in the etiquette of the game including any particular rules found at the course in which they are playing including dress codes and acceptable behaviour.

The basics of the game should be practiced with the use of drills. While this may not be as exciting as a full round of golf, it will help the young people to hone their skills so that when they are able to play full course , it will be more enjoyable for them and less frustrating. Practicing swings at a driving range can be just as much fun as playing a full round of golf if done with the right spirit.

The most important emphasis for young people should be on fun, especially if they are younger just getting interested in the game. Parents can look for day camps and private coaching opportunities at their local courses. This is a great way to spend some time in the summer teaching skills and having fun. As they progress in the sport, more practice and detailed lessons may be advisable to get them ready for more competitive play and to join the pleasurable game of GOLF.

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