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Introducing Kids to Golf

As the weather cools off and the pool closes for the season, we often see more people on the greens. 

Golf is a great way to get some exercise (there is a lot of walking!), spend some time with friends and family, and take advantage of the sunshine before winter hits. At the Hanover Country Club, we highly recommend making golf a family activity. 

Interested in introducing your kids to golf? We have a few recommendations for you below. 

Be patient. 

Depending on your child’s age, golf might not keep their interest very long. Don’t give up on introducing the sport; just be aware your first few sessions may be short. Also, don’t be afraid to explain the game at their level. If your kids are young, they will need clear instruction, plenty of encouragement, and a mentor willing to have some fun. 

Practice at home. 

Maybe you’re at the point where your kids are actually interested in playing the sport more often. That’s great! We love seeing families on the golf course. Consider practicing at home, too. There are many practice drills and at-home exercises you and your kids can try on the days when you can’t make it to Hanover Country Club. Check out YouTube videos like this one: https://youtu.be/8rpqgTAmFAA 

Let your kids play. 

If you’re committed to teaching your kids golf, remember to let them play. For the first few sessions, accept you won’t be doing too much playing. Instead, let your kids hit the golf balls with no agenda and let them get a feel for the golf club, making contact with the ball, and the different clubs. 

Golf is a fun, active sport that can get the whole family together and having a good time. The Hanover Country Club offers a great PGA Junior league. However, if golf isn’t quite the game you were looking for, check out these additional activities available at the club.

As always, feel free to contact Hanover Country Club for any questions about golf, our greens, lessons, and more. See you out on the golf course!