Teaching kids manners and good character takes lessons and practice, lessons and practice, lessons and practice…. A fun way to reinforce the necessary lessons and practice is through the sport of golf.
My son-in-law, Tom Parkin, is a golf coach (as well as a DJ and music composer). Tom is the one who taught me about the benefits of golf for kids. I’ve been doing a month-long golf unit with my 4½-year-old granddaughter, Zoey, as shown on my Living Montessori Now blog. It’s been such a fun unit with the history and geography of golf, fine-motor activities, and hands-on activities in each curriculum area. Of course, actually playing golf is a perfect activity for a golf unit, whether you want to play on a free putting green or play a game of golf.
Teaching Manners and Good Character through Golf
An essential part of golf for any age is learning about golf etiquette. I don’t know of another sport that encourages manners and integrity as well as golf. Honesty and good sportsmanship are actively encouraged in golf. I believe that good character is the most important benefit a child can get from sports. But it has to be encouraged much more than winning.
That’s why I have so many posts about character here at Bits of Positivity. And for you to encourage good character, you must be committed to being a good sports parent … one who promotes character more than winning. That’s true whether your child is a recreational athlete or an elite athlete.
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Here are some resources that will help you know how to teach etiquette and good values through golf.
Helpful Videos about Teaching Manners and Good Character through Golf
You might want to watch these with your child.
ABC’s of Golf Etiquette – By Caleb C. / @iLoveGolfVideo
Golf Manners for Kids – MonkeySee
Golf Safety for Kids – MonkeySee
Golf Rules for Kids – MonkeySee
Teaching Kids Golf: Etiquette and Scorecard – JGA Golf
Golf Etiquette 101: A Game of Integrity – NTPGAJuniorGolf
Golf Etiquette Animation – England Golf
Helpful Articles about Teaching Kids Manners and Good Character through Golf
- Top 5 Reasons Why Golf Is a Great Sport for Kids by Tom Parkin
- How to Teach Kids to Golf from How Stuff Works
- Golf Etiquette for Kids from GolfWeek
- Golf Etiquette for Kids from GolfLink
- Golf Etiquette for Juniors from The Junior Golfer
Have fun helping your kids develop good character! 🙂
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