Kids nowadays are more attracted to staying at one corner and nail their eyes onto their gadgets rather than going outside and sweat out. Because of this, it is important for parents to teach their children that there is a bigger playing field than what they see on their screens. One good sport to learn is golf. Here are ways how to get them into it:
Bring your kids to the golf course
It is best to bring kids late in the evening or whenever the golf course is not crowded. In this way, they can hit and chase the ball freely without necessarily thinking about other group’s convenience. They will also be prevented from being exposed to too much heat.
Give them the right equipment
Don’t give kids clubs that are too long, stiff, and heavy. That will only make things difficult for them to learn the game. Provide them equipment appropriate to their capacity.
Demonstrate the basics
There’s a famous adage that says, “What I hear, I forget. What I see, I remember. What I do, I understand.” This stands true for kids and even adults. Kids learn best when they see how things are done and are given the chance to do them on their own. Don’t get too excited teaching them with the technical. Mind you, they easily get bored with long speeches about golf. Communicate with them using their level of language. Guide them on the proper club grip, posture, and swing.
Let them enjoy
Don’t spoil the game by getting mad when they don’t make it. Instead, encourage them to try once more. Praise them when they accomplish something remarkable. Allow them to have fun and enjoy the game. Let them see how worthwhile playing golf is. Don’t be too religious with the rules. That will come at the right time when the kids are ready for it.
After the game, buy them something they crave for. Reward them for doing great in playing. Make them feel special and admirable. This will surely motivate them even more to level up in the game as they get older.