Originally Posted by Yachtzee
Here's a question for you regular golfers with kids. There's a local sports program for kids called JumpStart Sports that runs programs for little ones (starting at 3 for soccer and t-ball). They've added a golf program for 4 year olds. I like the programs they run because it gets the kids out playing and getting exercise, but I'm wondering if 4 is a little too young for golf. Any thoughts?
Good question. I taught a couple of after school golf programs for 6-10 year olds. Some 6 year olds were more mature than some 10 year olds. It all depends on the child. 4 years old is pretty young, but it is possible. I would suggest introducing the game to him/her first, if you haven't already, and see if they can grasp it or not. Heck, Tiger, started at the age of 1 so 4 is definitely possible.
Most importantly, look into the safety of the class before joining it. It can be very, very dangerous with kids swinging clubs around. They don't understand what's going on and their attention spans go away so quickly that they can't stay in the designated areas very long. Be careful!
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