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Getting Your Kid to Play Golf

Engage your kids in golf

You’ve heard the line before – golf is a game for life. Yes, it’s a popular phrase tossed around by golfers, but it’s also true. It’s a game that you can play from 2-years old to 102-years old. The trick is getting your kid to play golf and encouraging them to continue on through the years. As a parent that plays golf, you understand that the golf swing is much more complex than it appears. Understanding the rules of the game can take a lifetime to learn and learning how to make consistent contact can be equal parts frustrating and elating. Our challenge as parents is to let our kids have fun and not inundate them with data, tips, rules and advice. Glenn Hagberg, Head PGA professional at Madden’s on Gull Lake has seen his share of juniors and he offers this advice to parents:

boy and girl carrying golf bags

“Always stay positive. It’s a game, so have fun. Resist the urge to provide instruction to your young golfer. Kids are smart. If they hit the ball right or left, they will figure out how to correct it on their own.”

This is not to say that Glenn believes kids don’t need instruction. Rather, he’s saying to give your kids room to learn. Too often parents will chase kids from a sport with too much instruction.

Here are a couple other ways to make golf fun and keep kids engaged:

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Games for Odd Numbers

Fun Golf Games

Sometimes it can be challenging to come up with a full foursome every week and games for odd numbers are often difficult to cobble together. Don’t let that get in the way of enjoying a little side action on the golf course! We’ve compiled a few of our favorite golf games for threesomes to keep things interesting.close up of golf ball on red tee in grass


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Great Golf Games

A few weeks ago, we blogged about fun games for your odd-numbered golf party. Whether you are in a big group or a small group, here are two more games that can make your golf game more fun…and possibly profitable.…

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