Let’s face it, getting kids interested in golf is very difficult. It is a game that requires high intelligence and class, which children often don’t have. Some parents try to force it on them by taking them on golf courses and giving them different clubs to play with, but most kids just never show interest. On the other hand, i know a family of golfers, man and wife, who didn’t even try, but hit the jackpot. Soon after turning 5, their son came up to his parents and asked for golf clubs and declared that he wanted to play golf just like his parents. That has to be ultimate fantasy of all parents who are so deeply passionate about golf. So if you are one of the lucky ones, don’t take it for granted, and make sure you do a good job of introducing your kid to golfing world.
First things first, you need to know that even if kids show interest at first, their moods often change very quickly, so you shouldn’t invest too much in their gear and accessories. Just start low key, with affordable children’s golf set, or even better, borrow it from someone you might know that has kids. Another issue with buying expensive golf clubs is that during ages of 5-10, children grow up very quickly, and as you may know, proper length of golf clubs depends on the height (and length of arms) of a user, so you’ll have to replace your kid’s golf set pretty quickly, and when you’ve paid 500$ for a set, it is quite hard to let it go and buy new one. Especially considering that prices of all the golf accessories are also very high. Golf is already becoming a sport that people give up because of it being expensive, and you don’t want that to happen. Renting a golf club on your local golf course is another great way to save money, but not all courses offer club rentals, and when they do, they rarely have good children’s golf clubs to rent out.
A good time to give your children a golf club is on their birthdays or during christmas eve. If both of these events are too far in the future, you can do it whenever you want, but in my experience, gifts received on holidays has special meanings to kids – it represents something more than just a gift. But i don’t honestly know, some kids might be different than mine.
Good places for buying golf clubs for your kids are your local Walmart or Target. They might have a sweet deal on whole club sets, and that way, you can save up to 50% on these sets compared to how much you’d have to pay if you collected clubs individually.
Even if your kid doesn’t show interest in golf, don’t worry, they might get hang of it eventually and start playing in their late teens. I, myself, haven’t picked up golf clubs until i was 20, so everything’s possible.