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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

10 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn Golf

As a golfer I love the game and have since I started playing. I believe it's the best game for life and can be enjoyed by everyone over a very long period.

Why golf? 

Here's ten reasons why Kids should learn golf.

1. It’s FUN: 

The most important!! Kids will have the chance to learn new skills both physical and mental, make new friends and discover new opportunities.

2. Enjoy the outdoors: 

Nothing like getting out in the fresh air and sunshine and breaking the indoor habits of TV, video games and the couch. A great chance to interact and learn about many different plants and wildlife (including baboons!)

3. Lifelong friendships: 

A golf course is one of the easiest places in the world to make friends. You'll never know who you'll meet and the friendships and bonds developed will last a lifetime and cross all borders.


4. Its safe!: 

Playing golf is a safe sport. The golf course is a safe place and a very safe environment. There's also minimal risk of injury compared to other sports such as rugby, soccer and hurling.

5. Develop personal responsibility: 

Golf is a sport where you have complete responsibility for the outcome. Sometimes the ball doesn’t go your way. Nevertheless you have to accept the outcome and there is no opportunity to blame your teammates for what happens.

6. Important Life Lessons: 

Golf closely parallels real life as one experiences the highs and lows of the game. The range of experience, from eagles to double bogeys, rewards a young person's ability to keep each shot in perspective, manage one's emotions, maintain a positive outlook and focus on the shot at hand. Golf is a sport that will teach your child things like integrity, discipline and respect. As they learn to conduct themselves on the golf course, these lessons will translate directly into everyday life. There's many role models in all walks of life at every golf club, role models who can have a great impact on a young person's life. 

7. Anyone Can Play: 

Golfers come in all shapes and sizes. You don’t have to be particularly strong, tall, lean or fast to succeed. Great golfers come in every shape and size imaginable. It’s never too early or too late to start, and unlike most other sports you can enjoy golf your entire life! 

8. Prepare for business: 

Many successful business people play golf. A golf club is one of the few environments where a child or teen can meet and interact easily with people of any age. The people they meet can play a huge part in their success later in life.

9. Spend time with family: 

Golf is a game that all the family can play together easily. What could be better then playing holes together as a family on long summer evenings?


10. Develop healthy habits for life: 

Kids get active on the golf course. Golf isn’t just hitting balls, fun exercises and healthy competitions are encouraged. A Swedish study has shown that golfers live an average of 5 years longer!!

At Drive Golf Performance we run weekly Junior Golf Lessons every Saturday. The lessons are run by Padraig Dooley, PGA Professional and Titleist Performance Institute Level 3 Certified Junior Coach. The lessons teach boys and girls the fundamentals of golf in a fun, safe environment at our base in Riverstown. Great way to make new friends and have a little fun all while learning the great game of golf. Contact for more information

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