Tips and Information on Golf for Kids
What is Golf?
Golf is a
sport where players use several types of clubs to hit a ball
into each hole on the golf course in the lowest number of
strokes possible. Playing golf is a great way to stay
healthy, get exercise, and have fun all at the same time.
The best part of golfing is that you get to enjoy the
outdoors. It is a great way to spend a family outing.
Today, more children are learning to play golf than ever
before. This new craze is being attributed to Tiger Woods,
who has taken this sport and popularized it among children
of all ages.
Rules of Golf
out on the course, it is important to understand the
Rules of Golf. The United States Golf Association, in
conjunction with The R&A in St. Andrews, Scotland,
writes, interprets and maintains the Rules of Golf to
guard the tradition and integrity of the game. The
United States Golf Association Web site offers
interactive quizzes, instructional videos, and an
electronic version of the Rules of Golf booklet. To
learn more, visit "Rules
and Handicapping" at
How old do children have to be to play golf?
Golf is a
difficult sport to master and the later you begin the harder
it is so children are never too young to start. If a child
starts to play golf at a young age there is a better chance
that they won’t develop many bad habits, because they are
not handicapped by all the thoughts that adults have while
playing the game.
It is suggested
that children have the best golf “learning ability” at 6
years old. Prior to the age of 6 they have a difficult time
grasping the concepts of the game, let alone rules and
regulations. However, they can hit balls as early as you
like, but do not begin formal instruction until at least 6
Commitment Level and Cost to Play Golf?
The cost to play golf
varies, depending on the caliber of the course, time of year,
day of week and time of day. You will find that Municipal
courses typically will cost less to play than private or
semi-private courses. To play a traditional 18 holes of golf,
it generally takes four to five hours.
dedication and practice to continue to improve the game. It is
important to practice as often as possible. Be sure to make
your practice session worthwhile. Go with a task to complete
instead of just buying a bucket of balls to hit. It is very
important to take your time. Think about your targets; imagine
the ball flight you want to produce. Once you have accomplished
your goal for that practice session, leave.
The first game of
golf was played at Bruntsfield links, in Edinburgh, Scotland
in A.D. 1456.
Today golf has
become a worldwide sport.
carry many types of clubs during the game. In this game,
there are three types of club that is irons, woods and
Golf is played
with in the area of land that is designated by a golf
course. The course is between 5000 to 7000 yards in the
Each hole has a guideline for how many times it should take
a golfer to hit the ball (known as stroke) to get it in the
hole. This is called par. At the end of the course, golfers
compare their scores on each hole.
Each game of golf
is based on a number of holes and each hole is classified by
its par, which is the guideline for how many times it should
take a golfer to hit the ball to get it in the hole. Each
hit is called a stroke.
At the end of the game the golfer who has the least number
of strokes or is the closest to or under par overall wins.
round basically consists of 18 holes that are played
in the order which is determined by the course layout.
Each hole is divided into three primary areas like A putting
green area, Flat starting point and A fairway.