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15 Reasons to Take Your Kid to the Course - #4 is important!

15 Reasons to Take Your Kid to the Course – #4 is important!

15 Reasons to Take Your Kid to the Course – #4 is important!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

I have always believed that to grow and sustain the golf game, we have to concentrate on the kids.  

In today’s world, parents attend their child’s activities.  If the child plays basketball, football, baseball, etc. The parents (who used to be golfers) are now forfeiting their own pleasures to support their child on the field.  

However, if we can encourage the kids to come to clinics, play golf on the course and let them see that this is a game of a lifetime.  Maybe, just maybe, children will say to their parents, “Hey, Dad/Mom, can we go to the course to practice and play today?”  Although supports “Take your Kid to the Course Week,”  I don’t think it should be a week.  But an ongoing effort to find the next Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, or Jordan Spieth out there.  This is how we’ll grow the game!

The National Golf Course Owners Association.

It is Take A Kid To The Course week where is trying to grow the game by encouraging people to bring their kids.

Golf is an expensive, tempermental sport. Usually people bringing kids to the golf course would be frowned upon, it’s slow enough as it is on the weekends already. But, during this week, we encourage kids to come with their parents to learn about the game and have the seeds planted that could turn them into the next Rory McIlroy or Michelle Wie.

Last week we took a vacation at a resort that doesn’t just let kids golf for free one week of the year, they encourage them to come all the time. Kids always golf free at Copper Point, and so I took advantage by bringing my 6 yr old to play a round with me. Now that’s a little young to be hitting the ball down a 400 yd par 4, and I was a little nervous about bringing him with me. He’d only been to the driving range with me twice and, while he likes the game, he is still only 6 and I was worried about his attention span.

To Bring kids to the course is something that is usually met with displeasure. 

But with the encouragement of the course, I brought him along and we had a blast. Whether it’s Take A Kid To The Course Week, or any week, here’s what you should know when you bring your kids to play golf with you, and why you should make it a habit.Screen-Shot-2013-07-06-at-6.45.59-PM

15 Reasons to Take Your Kid to the Course - #4 is important!

Bring your kid to the course!

  • It’s also just a great chance to spend some Parent/Child time. At the end of our round, I removed my hat and shook my son’s hand and said “nice round.”

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  • 15 Reasons to Take Your Kid to the Course - #4 is important!

    Whether it’s free or not, driving range or a full round, here are some things you should know about bringing your kid to the course and how to make it the best day ever.


Pictures:   Scottish Government

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