There is no denying that in order to become better or more proficient at something, you have to work hard. Many times the mere notion of having to “work hard” immediately becomes an obstacle … especially for young people. While the concepts of “hard work” and “fun” don’t usually go hand in hand for the most part, inevitably this combination tends to become a kind of secret sauce, to help young golfers take it to the next level.
Having fun and enjoying the experience is essential for young golfers to become better. It’s understandable that some don’t understand the concept, especially if they want to excel at a high level and be successful in competition. Society as a whole often portrays the fact that hard work is exhausting and exhausting and that in order to get results by working hard you have to feel it; emptied and exhausted after a workout or workout. The point is, that doesn’t have to be the case at all, and especially not in golf.
Your son or daughter falls on the golf course and really starts to enjoy it. They choose to make it their favorite sport. You and your child know that to get better it will be necessary to train and maybe even working with a PGA coach will be something to consider. You are both excited to learn more about the game, improve yourself, and eventually start to look to compete.
In this scenario, why would you ever want to make this improvement process unpleasant by adding unnecessary pressure as skills start to improve and promises emerge? Most would say that would be silly, yet I see him playing all the time. The initial joy and love of the game is lost as the achievements are completed. For some, the introduction of “Hard Work” sucks all the fun… and in reality, this is when the fun factor is needed most.
Making the practice fun is pretty easy for your young golfer. Getting them to turn parts of their workouts into games, where they challenge themselves is one way. Getting them to do the same with golfing friends takes this to a whole new level. Playing the course as much as possible, especially with their friends, is one of the best ways to keep things fun but also to allow them to improve and sharpen their skills.
The combination of the above suggestions, along with a good PGA Coach at the helm, to guide you and your child, will keep things on track and keep the love of the game at the forefront.