Can You Start Your Child Too Young at Golf?

Golf is hard, but it’s easier to learn at a young age.  Although there are different views about the ideal age to introduce a child to the game, there are many benefits to starting a child young at golf. 

The simple answer is that there is no “absolute” best age for your child to begin learning golf, children of almost any age can be exposed to the game in some way and start having fun right away.  When kids have fun around golf they will develop the desire to learn more and become better at it. 

Below are some of the benefits to starting your child young at golf, which aren’t just limited to golf:

Ingrained Swing Mechanics

Children who learn to golf at a young age should have instruction from a qualified and passionate instructor.  If they do, they will likely develop a fundamentally solid swing that will benefit them for the rest of their golfing life.  Learning the correct fundamentals young will help them avoid struggling with swing mechanics in the future.

Learning Confidence and Patience

One of the hardest things for a child to learn is patience, and as we all know there are few things in life that test it more than golf.  And as your child matures, gets better and begins to compete against peers, they will be able to draw from what they’ve learned from their early start in the game.  They will develop confidence in themselves through this process. 

Below are some great lessons to be learnt through the game of golf:

  • Self Belief

  • Self Worth

  • Perseverance

  • Personal responsibility

  • Focus and concentration

  • Realistic expectations

  • Emotional control

In the Beginning as a Parent, You Should Always:

Keep the game fun and interesting.  Don’t get overly concerned about the results yet.

Provide the instruction at the right levels.  Don’t get too wrapped up in the complicated techniques too soon.

Give kids the proper equipment.  The SNAG clubs that we use for teaching and the US Kids Golf clubs for playing are perfect not only for the length but also the weight.

What Other Benefits Can You Think Of Starting Young At Golf?

If you are interested in introducing your child to the game of golf, we at My First Par Preschool Golf Academy can help.  Our concept of teaching the game is simple; we turn a child into a great athlete first by developing sound motor skill and then developing the golf skills will be easier.  Blending in challenging physical activities with golf is the best way to keep the learning fun and motivating as oppose to learning to just hit balls for 60 minutes. 

To learn more about My First Par’s program, you may visit our website at or contact us at or call us at +65 9151 8852.

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