FOOOOOOOORE!! Getting up to par with Golf Lessons

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Getting up to par with golf lessons 

 

Just in time for summer. We are hitting the range and driving home some lessons. The course being offered: GOLF! June 24-27th, the Jr. Explorer Club is hosting a golf week as part of our ongoing Summer Camp Specialty Week. 

Are golf lessons “fore” my kid?

Whether one is a golfer or not, the benefits of golf and golf lessons are innumerable, especially for kids. There are the obvious ones – unplugging, getting outside, away from screens.

 

Social skills 

Whether it’s playing with other kids on the course or with grandparents, even just a nine-hole round can give people time away from the hustle and bustle, to focus on the game and each other.

 

Or alone time

Golf is unique in that it can be played with others or alone, depending on one’s mood.

 

Patience 

Golf provides opportunities for constant learning and improving.

 

Timeless 

Unlike passing fads of Beyblades or slime, golf is a timeless recreation that kids will be able to enjoy forever.

 

Safe

Golf injuries are far less common than injuries from other sports like baseball, football or gymnastics. And it’s considered by some mom experts as one of the top sports for kids to play: https://www.momjunction.com/articles/sports-for-kids_00389989/

 

Discipline and emotional control

Golf has many rules that must be followed, as well as behavior expectations including trying to maintain composure after a bad shot.

 

But do kids learn any skills that they can use off the course?

Strategy, planning, decision-making, turn-taking, collaborating, accountability (can’t blame someone else for a bad shot!), responsibility (can’t miss a tee time!), when to be quiet, integrity (keeping score, not moving the ball), maturity… and fun!

 

But is golf considered exercise?

Walking the golf course is low-intensity exercise and builds endurance, and when you add in carrying a bag of clubs, golf for sure burns some calories and provides much-needed fresh air. And, with its unique pace and less in-your-face competitiveness, golf can be a great sport for kids who aren’t into other sports.

 

Is my kid the right age for golf?

Although Tiger Woods was a better golfer at two than some of us will ever be, not everyone is ready for learning about proper grip and golf etiquette that young. According to the Keiser University College of Golf, kids as young as five or six are typically ready for formal lessons.

 

But I really don’t have time to take my kid to lessons.

The Jr. Explorer Club can get them teed up!  Join us June 24-27th and sign up your littlest golfer for our Specialty Camp Golf Week. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Click here for additional details.