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PostSubject: Golf for Kids   Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:58 pm

At what age should I sign my son up for Golfing? He is turning 5 this year.
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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:08 pm

Mine is 5 been golfing for a while..........

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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:17 pm

shorthitter wrote:
Mine is 5 been golfing for a while..........

Saw you teaching 2 kids (was one your daughter?) at the chipping green yesterday Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:21 pm

Did ya mate, I nvr spy you........ Yes mine the noisy one.... the youngest I have is 4... (student not mine)
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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:32 pm

thx, where would be a place to pick up golfing for a 5 year old?
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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:37 pm

What area are you in?
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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:40 pm

Am at Watten Estate, Off Dunearn Road.
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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:41 pm

Once he can understand the instruction from the coach you can admit him. Most of the kids start from 6-8yr old.
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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:51 pm

I am at Laguna, but if that is to far Tanglin has good junior program.
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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:52 pm

tiger started at 2.5yr old

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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:55 pm

Think it's very individual, it all depends on your kid's interest, I have seen kids as young as 2 yrs old in KinderGolf, they have trial class thats conducted together with the parents which may be good before you sign them up for the actual lessons.

Think it's about $40 for the trial.

Well, Tiger starts at 2 right?
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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:02 pm

when you want to start your child at such a young age, you have to set your expectation right.... sometimes you dun see any improvement until a year later... at such young age, some kids can understand but unable to perform coz mind and body still dun communicate well....
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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:02 pm

whybel wrote:
Am at Watten Estate, Off Dunearn Road.
Kindergolf has a outlet at Horse City... They recently moved there from Jelita
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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:13 pm

Discovering talent is one, but cultivate the interest is more important. For me, it's about sharing with my kid what I enjoy, the experience of spending time playing together is more important to me. So it all depends individual.

Just my 2 cents...
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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:35 pm

the other concern is the clubs they used, kids really outgrow their clubs very fast, you will need to lengthen the clubs within a year and subsequently change the clubs/shaft entirely after 2 years.

I spend quite a bit to customise the clubs for my son but I recently change the clubs again. The old customise clubs are too light and not long enough.....lucky can trade in.

My advise if you want to get the clubs for beginner kids, either get old ones or just customise (1wd, 1xiron, 1xwedge + 1 putter).... but of course, if you have the $$$ and can see the potential... then separate story.
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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:37 pm

I think the other key factor is interest. There's little point in getting your child (or anyone for that matter) to start playing golf if he/she has no interest in the sport. Yes, interest can be cultivated but there needs to be at least some attraction to the game. If not, the lessons for the child (regardless of age) would be more painful and may even push him/her away from the game altogether.

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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:01 pm

shorthitter wrote:
I am at Laguna, but if that is to far Tanglin has good junior program.

I should say they have a junior program, I dont no how good it is.
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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:13 pm

Interest on the kids part is very impt. If interest is there, then me thinks best to start early. That's according to my pro coach.
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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:49 pm

sorry, may be a bit OT.. dun gun me down.. White Flag

TKSoh, where you trade in your clubs? Me facing similar problem..
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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:59 pm

thx mate....appreciate it.
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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:02 pm

Duplicate threads have been merged.

Whybel, please do not start 2 threads on the same topic. Thanks Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:06 pm

thanks for all your advise......my kid is currently not keen on any sports, except spending the whole day on the trampolin or bouncing castle....Smile so am trying to see if he will be ready and keen on golf.....apart from the plastic golf set at home.
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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:08 pm

I'd like to have my child start golfing as early as possible but it's not something I'd demand. Some kids take to golf better than others. Some love it. Others hate it.

At the end of the day, I believe that the sooner the child can learn the basics of the sport, the better. While age is key, it's not a total loss if the child picks up the sport later (see YE Yang).

What is important is that the child enjoys the game Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:25 pm

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I will agree that it all depends on your kid's interest in picking up the game. I used to bring my kid (abt 3 yrs) to the range on weekend together with my sister's family and he would watch us practising whilst sitting in his pram.. soon, he got interested and wanted to play so I started him on his Kindergolf lesson (that's probably the one programme that a boy at the age can take up)..

He has been playing for close to a yr or has it been a yr (hmm.. ) and recently he has asked me to get him a driver, immediately after his teacher says he can progress to learn full swing and has been pestering me to bring him to the range to hit some balls after his lesson.. can see his pride and joy when he got his set and was happily showing off to every one at home his new golf set (previously he has only a 7 iron and a putter).

So, for my kid, its really all down to him seeing us adults and his elder cousins play that got him interested..

and you do need to watch your expectations on him.. as too much undue stress may turn him away if he feels that he has to leave up to certain expectations instead of having fun..

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PostSubject: Re: Kid's Golf Start Age   Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:40 pm

rangereye wrote:
sorry, may be a bit OT.. dun gun me down.. White Flag

TKSoh, where you trade in your clubs? Me facing similar problem..

I got the first set from HONSHIN (@NSRCC) and they are willing to trade the same clubs back. I hope I clarified myself here. I guess they won't take in other brands..
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