Golf is one of the greatest, most rewarding sports there is. We might be biased, but it can set your children up for success in many aspects of life–from teaching life skills to making friends. Here are our top five reasons you should get your child involved in golf.
Gets kids outdoors
Have your child take a break from the video games and tablets and get outside for a few hours to exercise their mind and body. Being outside in nature is relaxing and walking the course while carrying a bag full of golf clubs is great for physical fitness.
Learn social and competitive skills
Having the same interests as other junior golfers will allow your child to make new, like-minded friends and have someone to compete with. Golf encourages healthy, supportive competition that will not only teach your child how to win, but it will also teach them how to lose. Both skills are equally important.
Golf encourages healthy, supportive competition that will not only teach your child how to win, but it will also teach them how to lose.
Safer than contact sports
Unlike football, basketball and other contact sports, golf is generally considered a no or low-contact sport with a low risk of injury. A golf professional will teach your junior golfer the proper warm up and swing techniques to help prevent injury.
Teaches life skills
Many aspects of golf mirror life; sometimes the ball doesn’t bounce (or roll) your way, there are highs and lows to the game. Your child will learn things like integrity, discipline, persistence and respect through these successes and challenges.
You can play golf well into your 90’s for all of the reasons above, making it a perfect sport for your child (or children). Golf improves your health (both mental and physical), you can build friendships on the golf course and, depending on your career path, it’s an excellent opportunity to network and improve relationships with coworkers or clients.
Get your kids started in golf at Ironworks Golf Academy. Our certified instructors and state-of-the-art technology will teach your child everything from the basic fundamentals to proper golf course etiquette and everything in between.