From first swings to a college scholarship to tips from top Golf Digest teaching professionals, our Junior Golf section is dedicated to getting youngsters excited about the game of golf
Want to get your kids into golf but not sure how to start? From first swings to a college scholarship with tips from top Golf Digest teaching professionals, our Basics section
is dedicated to junior golf.
John Elliott Jr., the director of golf instruction at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club in Ocala, Fla., demonstrates the difference
between "a cool finish" and "a super-cool finish" to one of his students, Heather Proctor.
The secret is to make it fun: Here are six keys for unlocking the golf potential
in your youngster. Keep it simple and give them plenty of positive feedback, and you might just hook your kid on golf.
Are your kids thinking of taking up the game? Use this collection of advice
from Golf Digest teaching professionals to help get them started the right way.
These workouts are focused on core stability, which will help junior golfers master the "fundamental movements" necessary to make an athletic golf swing.
Making golf fun for juniors: These drills will help young golfers develop a versatile wedge game.
Don't go too long: Two common problems juniors have are directly related to equipment. First, they're using clubs that are too long, too stiff and too heavy. The second problem is a result of the first one: With a club that is too long, a smaller player swings on an arc that is too flat relative to his height.
This new golf documentary chronicles eight precocious 7 and 8-year olds as they prepared for and played in the 2012 U.S. Kids Golf World Championships in Pinehurst.
• More about this documentary
• Q&A with the director
There are so many options out there -- we'll help narrow the search: Find out which clubs and pre-packaged sets best suit your junior golfer.
What age should my kid take up golf? When's the best time to take kids to the course? Sport psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella answers questions parents have
about getting their youngsters started playing golf.
Johnny Miller offers advice on how to get your kids
excited about golf and shares his secret for getting his own kids into the game.
Golf Digest honors five instructional programs that teach kids the skills needed to become proficient golfers.