Have you ever wondered how to introduce a child or new golfer to the game of golf? Let's face it, we need to find ways to make golf fun and friendly. We need to evolve! I have developed a simple system that can be used on any course. I've used The Golf Achievement Marker Evolution (The G.A.M.E.) with my kids and my golf schools to introduce golf in a fun and manageable way since 2013.
I highly recommend the first time out, letting your new golfer play until they lose interest, which may be one hole, three holes, five holes or nine holes. If you want your childFor to hate the game, take them out for 18-holes! If they can play nine holes, I recommend using my G.A.M.E. system to progress your new golfer.
Here is how it works.
Start a golfer from 100-yards for nine holes. If they can break 44, move them back to 150-yards.
If they can break 43 from the 150-yard markers, move back to the 200-yard marker.
If they can break 42 from the 200-yard marker, move back to the front tees.
If they can break 41 from the front tees, move back to the middle tees.
If they can break 40 from the middle tees, move back to the back tees.
For Juniors, provide certificates of completion at each level and give them a colored tape to put on their bag stand and progress them from red, white, blue, yellow, green and finally black.
I've introduced my daughter and son, who qualified for the US Kids World Championships shooting 43 in a tournament as a 7 year old. The GAME system works and is fun!
To take this to another level, post a course record leaderboard on your golf course for each distance.
If the golf course is not busy, play a second ball from 100-yards and see what score you can make.
As your child progresses and has manageable goals, they get in the game!
If you would like a guide or coach, call Brad Pluth
Bonus: Bluff Creek offers adults a "Dollar Per Hole and Kids Play Free" after the last tee time.