Getting your kids into Golf

Golf used to have an image of a stuffy old man’s sport that was boring and dull and none of them stereotypes hold any truth… any more.

Golf is awesome but the biggest problem is that it’s not a forgiving sport. Getting in to golf can be brutal for some players but with good guidance you can become a good golfer.

One big question is, do I need lessons? At first, the simple answer is no, you don’t need golf lessons before you go on a course. Getting lessons straight away can take the fun out of things, also what you want to do is let your child develop a natural golf swing.

There’s no one fixed way to swing a golf club, every one has a different swing and for each individual, if they were put under the microscope, every single swing is unique and has different characteristics.

For some golf courses you need a handicap, so you’ll want to play where anyone can play, but what’s the best way to get your kids in to golf?

1. Get a plastic children's golf set

One of the best, cheapest and simplest options to see if your child likes golf. From under £20 you can get them a set and set them free in the garden to see how they take to it.

2. Crazy golf

Crazy golf is a great introduction to playing golf. It’s simple, cheap & fast and gives your child a taste of what it’s actually like to get on a course and get the ball in the hole

3. Pitch & Putt

The next step is pitch and putt. Pitch and putt is a fantastic way to get kids in to golf and even for adults wanting to start the game.

The holes are fairly short in length ranging from 20 yards to 90 yards for some longer pitch and putt courses but it allows you to develop a swing, without trying to wack the ball down the fair way.

For young kids very new to golf, they might benefit from using a 7 iron to get around. For older kids and stronger kids they could be using a pitching wedge or sandwedge.

To determine what’s right for you, just ask at the pitch and putt place and they’ll be able to advise you on the best club to take out.

4. Get down to the driving range

One of the best, cheapest and simplest options to see if your child likes golf. From under £20 you can get them a set and set them free in the garden to see how they take to it.

4. Par 3 course's

One of the best, cheapest and simplest options to see if your child likes golf. From under £20 you can get them a set and set them free in the garden to see how they take to it.

9 holes on a small course

One of the best, cheapest and simplest options to see if your child likes golf. From under £20 you can get them a set and set them free in the garden to see how they take to it.

What are the benefits of golf?

Your child will be healthier

One of the best, cheapest and simplest options to see if your child likes golf. From under £20 you can get them a set and set them free in the garden to see how they take to it.

They can become better decision makers

Everyone can make decision’s, but there’s those who decide and are confident and there’s those who decide and aren’t so confident about their decisions.


Golf helps people get their thinking caps on. It isn’t just about hitting the ball as hard as you can, it’s about calculating distances and using the clubs in the bag to best come up with a way to navigate that hole.

More physicality

One of the best, cheapest and simplest options to see if your child likes golf. From under £20 you can get them a set and set them free in the garden to see how they take to it.

It’s a game that can be played alone or with others.

The best thing about golf is that it can be played alone. Perhaps not ideal for the youngsters, but going in to your teens, if you want to play and there’s no one around you can just get yourself out on the course.

Playing alone has several benefits, there’s less waiting around, all the focus is on your game and do you know what? You’ll probably be a better golfer for it. But nothing beats playing a four ball with a cracking atmosphere, even if you do have to wait for 10 minutes on the tee.

Golf is also great for meeting new people and creating life long friendships.

Increased motor skills

Motor skills are small movements of the wrist which includes precise movement of muscles.

In this case, the movement of muscles is aimed at hitting the golf ball the distance you require. Kids can often have poor motor skills which can affect handwriting, posture

Get Kids more active in 2020

The world is getting fatter, more kids than ever before are getting obese and it’s time to do something about it.

Being healthy is something everyone wants to achieve but the mind is a curious thing. On one side of your mind you know what’s right, what should be done and the other side you’ve got the part of you that just wants to do what you want.

But what do you do? Here we’ve got 25 ways to get your child fit without it making their life a misery.

Of course, you need to be gentle with kids, putting on weight can happen to most people and it’s not about fat shaming your child, it’s just about explaining to them the benefits of having a healthy body weight.

Now a healthy body weight isn’t the pinnacle of live. It’s not going to create happiness just by maintaining a healthy body weight but it will put you in a better position to rock at life.

  • Being obese can make you feel more lethargic
  • Simple activities like walking up stairs can leave you out of breath
  • There’s more pressure on your joints
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Higher blood pressure

Get a doctor's advice

This is always the best thing to do, but not many people will do it. Your doctor will be the best advisor on how to progress without harming the child by over doing it.

Explain to them about healthy eating

Kid’s love bad food, that’s just a fact. A McDonalds is more appealing than home cooked food for so many kid’s so you need to change what you’re doing at home.

It’s not that you can’t eat bad foods, it’s just the amount of bad food that’s continually being eaten.

Quit regular sugar drinks

Sugary drink’s aren’t so bad for you. But continually drinking sugary drinks is bad for your teeth, your waistline and your overall health which is absolutely terrible for you. And especially for young kids, ditch the sugar and just use it for treats.

Be aware of food groups

Sugary drink’s aren’t so bad for you. But continually drinking sugary drinks is bad for your teeth, your waistline and your overall health which is absolutely terrible for you. And especially for young kids, ditch the sugar and just use it for treats.

Get them in to a routine

A routine is the key to a healthy mind which can also help you to develop a healthy body.

Portion control

Have you ever seen the suggested serving size on a big packet of chocolate and thought really? Well, we have too and while some may seem tiny, it can make a huge difference when it comes to the weight of a child.

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