Having fun is most important when introducing your children to the game of golf, says Ron Skubisz, Golf Course Manager & PGA Golf Pro at St. Charles Park District. Take a tip from the master of family entertainment – DisneyTM, which continually stresses the need to view the world through the eyes of a child. By playing from the same tees and using clubs that will travel the same distance as your child’s stroke, you will get to spend quality time during the round and create a realistic goal for your child of hitting shots further than you.

I highly recommend practicing on a putting green or short game practice area that provide a great opportunity to teach proper posture, grip and alignment. One of my favorite activities is to form teams among family members and create competitions. The ultimate benefit is improvement in putting and short game which account for nearly 70% of the shots taken in a normal round of golf. Remember the goal is to have fun, be creative, and let your child create games that are fun through their eyes while instructive in the fundamentals through your eyes.

10 Best Golf Tips for Beginners

  1. Play the Right Equipment.
  2. Focus on The Fundamentals.
  3. Double Check Your Alignment.
  4. Master Your Tempo.
  5. Don’t Let Anger Get In The Way.
  6. Make Your Driver Your Best Friend.
  7. Practice Your Short Game.
  8. Tee It Forward.
  9. Get Lessons Early.
  10. Create a Pre-shot Routine.

Pottawatomie Golf Course
Ron Skubisz, Manager & PGA Golf Pro
845 N. Second Avenue in Pottawatomie Park.

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