Golf Lessons for Kids
What will my child learn at golf lessons?
lessons, your junior golfer will learn the basics of
golfing like how to have a good grip, the importance of
good alignment and posture, and most importantly the
rules and etiquette of golf.
should be taken seriously; your young golfer should
always arrive at the course at least 20 minutes early.
Spend time doing some simple stretches to warm up
his/her muscles. Practice hitting some balls at the
driving range. During the lesson you child must be
attentive to his/her instructor and stay focused on the
game. In addition, rules and etiquette should be
reviewed often. Most importantly your child should
enjoy the lessons, love the instructor and have fun
playing the game.
Golf is a
difficult sport to master and the later you begin the harder
it is so children are never too young to start. It is
suggested that children have the best golf “learning
ability” at 6 years old.
Where Do You Get Golf
One of the first things you may want to do is enroll them
into a golf class. Many of your local private and public
golf courses offer instruction just for children. In
addition, many organizations
or municipalities provide free
or low cost clinics for youngsters eager to learn the game.
For example, some colleges and public school districts offer
less expensive instruction through continuing education
courses. Also, many YMCAs offer PGA-sponsored instruction at
very reasonable prices.
Also, many driving ranges will have a professional on staff
that will do lessons for children. For older children golf is a
recognized sport in schools and almost all high schools have
It may be
tempting to try to teach your child yourself, but remember,
in golf it is much easier to learn the right way the first
time than unlearn or correct flaws. So with your child it
is worth doing it right the first time so have them learn
from an experienced professional.
How Much Do Golf Lessons Cost?
of Golf lessons vary depending on location and experience of
instructor. There are a variety of lessons that are available for
players of all skill levels. You can get either individual or group
lessons for your child, coaching lessons or playing lessons.
Private lessons are available by appointment for players of any age
and any skill level. Most lessons are for a ˝ hour, 45 minutes or
one hour. The price varies based on the number of players in the
group. Some locations will give discounted prices for lessons off
season. There is usually no cost break for children’s lessons. Rates
can be reduced, by as much as 15% depending on the organization, if
you bundle the lessons. Most organizations offer bundled lessons in
groups of six. See chart below for approximate costs.
$50 - $70- per ˝
hour to 45 minutes
$75 - $100 per hour
$45 - $65 per
player per hour
$35 - $55 per
player per hour
$30 - $50 per
player per hour
Coaching classes, are
regularly scheduled, weekly, group sessions that are paid for
monthly. You may attend as many or as few of the classes as you
wish each month. Each student receives some individual instruction
and supervision during each session, though the amount of personal
attention is very brief compared to private lessons. These lessons
will cost approximately $80 -$100 per month. This type of class is
not recommended for an absolute beginner.
On-course instruction is
also available for 9 hole and 18 hole sessions. This will cost
approximately $180 for 9 holes and $300 for 18 holes for one
player. Normally, these lessons can be done for up to three