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Old 09-18-2014, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Hi,
I have a 8 yr old who I want to introduce to golf.
How do I go about lessons ? group or private or both ?
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Depends... are you a golfer? Are you teaching him anything yourself? I'd do as much as you can until you feel you can't help him improve and maybe a group thing with other kids his age would be good.

As he gets older if you or he chooses he can get lessons from a local golf pro if he wants.

My dad was the primary person who taught me... I never had one "professional" lesson in my life. He was a scratch golfer in his prime years and was very knowledgeable so I took advantage of that. I was a 4 handicap by the age of 15.
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Depends... are you a golfer? Are you teaching him anything yourself? I'd do as much as you can until you feel you can't help him improve and maybe a group thing with other kids his age would be good.

As he gets older if you or he chooses he can get lessons from a local golf pro if he wants.

My dad was the primary person who taught me... I never had one "professional" lesson in my life. He was a scratch golfer in his prime years and was very knowledgeable so I took advantage of that. I was a 4 handicap by the age of 15.
I golf occasionally, 20 handicap.
I just want her (my DD) to have a good shot at learning it right, and don't want to teach her what I'm doing wrong, if you know what I mean
I have enrolled her into some group lessons, I'll see if I can have her practice on the range for a few months and then hire a private tutor if she wants to go at it.

Thanks for your response.
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Take her out to the range yourself. It's a good bonding experience even if you teach her bad swing habits. lol But really, that's how I learned. I think learning from a family member helps build a love for the game. If she then enjoys the game go with group lessons. They are more interesting.
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Old 09-19-2014, 08:23 PM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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You'd get more out of private lessons. If shes just starting out or not sure if it's her thing, go to the assistant pro. You can probably get private lessons with the assistant for just a fraction more than a group with the head teaching pro. Some pros will even do a 15 min lesson for free. The key here though is if she wants to do it.

Another option is the first tee program. Dirt cheap, fun, group setting, good way to see if a kid is really interested.
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Old 09-22-2014, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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if you can find some sort of junior golf, first tee program with other children - that would be best......
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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thx, I got her enrolled in a group lesson.
I am going to take her to the range too.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:58 AM
 
Location: New Zealand and Australia
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Low index golfer here. Go for a top private coach. Thats all you need. Thats of course if she enjoys it and wants to get better and you can afford it.
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