The role of a golfer’s parents is crucial in their preparation.
Being the parent of a junior golfer implies a great responsibility and lots of satisfaction. In most cases, a child starts in the world of golf because their parents already have some experience in this sport. As parents, we introduce our children to the sport, but the truth is that at the end of the day, it is your son or daughter who will decide if they want to play golf.
If you are lucky enough to have a junior golfer at home, you will have to get this idea clear: golf is a sport that, above all, should be fun.
From UGPM we have prepared a series of tips that will help you during the great challenge of being a golfer’s parent:
- Remember that the reason why your son or daughter plays golf is to have fun while learning and improving his technique level.
- Parents must support their child’s decisions and consult with them any decision related to their future.
- I golf, as in life there is ups and downs. Always support them, no matter their results.
- Take your time to train as a family sometimes. Recognizes his good scores and challenge him or her in a positive way.
- If you see your kid highly motivated with the training, enrol him/her into a Golf Program. Will learn about discipline and to play as part of a team.
- Remember to always follow the guidelines of the golf coach, otherwise, you can confuse your kid. If you have any doubts about the training, you can always check with the coach.
- Encourage him to play tournaments that are within his level. Your kid will learn, have fun and make new friends.
- Golf at competition level involves a great psychological pressure. It is never too early to sit down with your son or daughter and talk about their feelings in the course and if necessary, get him or her to talk with a coach or sports psychologist.
Golf will help your kid to grow up in a safe and positive environment: The golf course is a safe place and will facilitate mentoring relationships.