10 year old- not showing much interest
Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:10 PM
Was talking to a parent today at our winter PGA JL match , same issue with her son...despite golfing parents and family time at golf course, wasn't interested. She said that getting him involved with his peers has given him the bug. This is an unofficial PGAJL(basically the team captains organized a few matches over the winter with similar format). I've come to terms with the fact that hanging out with dear old dad at the course can get old - they need that social aspect of the game as well. Maybe try some camps over spring break or summer or weekly programs like The First Tee.
Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:16 PM
Also, ditch the video games. Great blog post I just happened to read on the subject a couple of days ago: Video Game Addiction. Please understand that I am no way insinuating your son is addicted but the points made about the addictive qualities are pertinent.
Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:25 PM
Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:51 PM
Edited by tatertot, 10 February 2018 - 09:54 PM.
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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:33 PM
All you can do is create opportunities and support his interests, he may not decide he is into golf until he is 20 which is better for both of you than him deciding he will hate it forever by 12.
Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:30 PM
As far as basketball he is playing in an organized league. I love him playing multiple sports. Video games are ok with me within reason. It is the first thing I ban him from if we have any issues and his playing time is restricted.
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Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:33 PM
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:37 AM
Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:44 AM
My son now plays golf and basketball. Gave up baseball at 9 and football at 10. Gave up baseball because his interest wasn’t there. He was very good at it, just was bored with the game. One of the best days of my life because baseball really is boring. Gave up football because of the head/injury factor and to pursue more golf in the fall months. Football is one sport he may gravitate back to within the next year or so because he loves it.
Long story short, golf isn’t for everyone especially at the junior level. The kids that I have watched over the years that are successful at the sport and love playing it are different. They have a different mindset than other kids. Not saying it is good or bad, but the better players just have a different mentality than those who enjoy team sports.
My suggestion is not to push him. It is like eating a banana. You either like it or you don’t. If one doesn’t like it you aren’t going to force them to eat it every day.
Edited by heavy_hitter, 12 February 2018 - 09:14 AM.
Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:14 AM
told this story a few times...
golf course for my kids was pool 1st, pizza, maybe the range, pro's candy drawer, ride on the cart and maybe a few on course putts
junior clinics w/ other kids
13-15 it can start to jell w/ friends and become social
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 01:08 PM
Turned out out she instantly took a liking to the sport and it all she wanted to do from 6 o. And was a real naturally. The first lesson the golf pro thought she was playing for years.
My younger daughter likes it too now but my older one is an golf but. She lives and breaths it. I also grown to like golf a lot because it time I spend with my kids.
You canít make them like it they either do like it they donít.
Posted 22 February 2018 - 01:29 AM
Maybe your son will grow to like the game later in his life. 10 is still pretty young.
Posted 22 February 2018 - 01:55 AM
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