Why Golf Lessons for Kids?
Like any sport, the earlier kids get involved the better; and nothing gets kids off to a better start in golf than professional instruction on the basics. A bad golf swing can easily become a habit, and bad habits are hard to break. If caught early enough (before it becomes a habit) a bad swing can be easily corrected resulting in improved drives, pitches, chips, and putts; better scores, and more enjoyable games.
Apart from technique, golfers are expected to play within the rules of golf and also according to what is called “Golfer’s Etiquette” which refers to an expected behaviour designed to make golf a safer and more enjoyable game while minimizing the possibility of damages or injury.
The R&A rule book states that “the overriding principle is that consideration should be shown to others on the course at all times.”
What Your Child Will Learn
- Golf Club Basics -- The different types of golf clubs and their purpose. Since Murdo Frazer is a Pitch and Putt (Par 3) golf course, we focus on wedges and putters. We also cover gripping the clubs for optimum control when swinging or putting.
- The Full Swing -- The most general of all golf swings depends on positioning of wrists, arms, upper torso, lower body, and feet as well as the twist of the body, path of the club head, speed of the swing, and follow through. Developing a good swing right from the start is the fastest road to success in golf.
- Pitches and Chips -- Here we cover the different types of pitches and chips, how to control the angle, distance, and roll of the ball. Depending on the class we may also cover more advanced techniques such as controlling backspin.
- Putting -- Here we cover how to aim (finding the line), the path of the club head, and how to gauge distance.
This is not class room training this is golf and includes all equipment and green fees with an emphasis on having fun golfing. Your child will be learning the fundamentals of the game while enjoying on course instruction. Other things they learn while at the tee or walking the course include:
- Golf Etiquette -- courtesy, good sportsmanship, and care of the course are all covered in these lessons.
- The Rules of Golf -- actually the rules of pitch and putt (Par 3) golf but these rules very closely follow the rules of regulation golf apart from distances.
- Scoring -- how to keep score and make fair play between golfers with different levels of experience (handicaps)
Murdo Frazer Golf Lessons for Kids
We are currently offering golf lessons for kids 5-14 years of age broken into two age groups:
- Kids Golf Lessons (5-7) -- Our lower age group is also our narrowest. Kids in this age group often have specific problems (ie lack of power and/or grip strength) so we try to keep our youngest students in separate groups.
- Junior Golf Lessons -- By the time children reach 8 years of age they usually have no problems gripping the club or providing enough power to go the distance. With these groups
we focus more on accuracy than power.
We limit the number of students in each class to six (6) so that each student gets the individual attention they need. All current courses are four (4) classes (lessons) in length. We have weekly classes (1 class for each of 4 consecutive weeks), and daily classes (1 class for each of 4 consecutive days) for those wishing to complete the course as quickly as possible.
What Results Can Be Expected
The intent of these golf lessons for kids is not to turn children into professional golfers, that takes years of practice and yes, more instruction. What we do produce are children that know how to conduct themselves on a golf course of this size, and what to practice for improving their game. Whether your child turns golf pro or never approaches golf as anything more than recreational fun, they’ll be off to a good start.
Can a 5 Year Old really play pitch and putt?
You be the judge. If this kid keeps practising the way he’s going he could be making millionaires out of mom and dad.
Golf Lessons for Kids / Youths
Are you ready to get your child started in the exiting sport of golf?
Get them started now. classes fill fast -- visit: Golf Lessons for Kids -- Course Planner