How to Teach Kids to Play Golf: A Guide for Parents

Golf for Kids in 2023

Welcome to another blog post from Golfing Eagles, your go-to authority for all things golf.

Today, we're diving into a fun and rewarding journey that many parents embark on - teaching your kids how to play golf.

Children learning golf have the opportunity to develop not only physical coordination and concentration but also life skills such as patience, discipline, and integrity.

Here are our tips for making the experience enjoyable and effective.

Start with the Basics

The game of golf, while exciting, can be complex for kids. So start with the fundamentals. Explain the basic rules, the aim of the game, the different types of golf clubs, and when to use them.

The USGA (United States Golf Association) has an easy-to-understand guide that could be a good starting point.

Make It Fun

Turn lessons into games. For instance, who can hit the ball the furthest? Who can get the ball into the hole with the fewest strokes? Awards or small prizes can be a good motivator.

Take Advantage of Kid-Friendly Resources

Sites like The First Tee and U.S. Kids Golf offer excellent resources for teaching kids golf, with structured programs, fun activities, and games designed to help kids learn the game while promoting core values like respect and sportsmanship.

Patience Is Key

Learning golf takes time, so be patient. The focus should be on progress, not perfection. Celebrate every little victory, whether it's a good swing, a well-aimed shot, or simply maintaining focus throughout practice.

Equip Them Right

Invest in a kids golf club set that is designed for their age and height. This will help them get comfortable with the equipment and enhance their learning experience.

Check out our range of kids' golf club sets at Golfing Eagles for high-quality, age-appropriate options.

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Consider Professional Lessons

Although it's great fun to teach your kids, professional instructors can often provide a structured learning path and correct any poor techniques early.

The PGA Jr. League is an excellent program where kids can receive professional coaching and even participate in team matches.

Encourage Practice

Regular practice helps kids improve and love the game more. But remember, the practice should be as much about fun as it is about improvement.

Golf Jokes to Share with Your Kids

Now, what's golf without a little humor? Here are some golf-themed jokes to share with your kids.

  1. Why don’t golfers ever get sunburned? Because they always have plenty of shade (sh-aids)!
  2. Why did the golfer bring two pairs of pants? In case he got a hole in one.
  3. What’s a golfer’s favorite type of bag? A 'Tee' bag!

We hope this guide helps you kick start your kid's journey in golf. Remember, every pro golfer started as a beginner. So who knows? Your child could be the next Tiger Woods.

Stay tuned to the Golfing Eagles blog for more tips, advice, and golf-related fun. Happy golfing!


  1. United States Golf Association -
  2. The First Tee -
  3. U.S. Kids Golf -
  4. PGA Jr. League - [https://www.pgajrleague

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