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Parents - Why golf is so great for your kids...

Golf is one of the world's most popular sports and with good reason.

No other sport can boast it attracts such a wide range of age groups as golf. Children as young as 3 have joined the YMG programme and it a sport they can truly enjoy for the rest of their lives.

Golf is a great sport for kids of all ages - healthy, sociable and great for helping to build confidence and self-esteem.

For all the family

What other sport can boast that a 6 year-old can compete along side an 86 year-old? In golf they can. How many other sports can honestly say that mum, dad, grandparents and kids can all play together too?

That's why golf is so appealing to families and especially to kids.

Active sport for all

In an age where we are constantly being told our kids aren't active enough, golf is an outside, sociable sport that can be enjoyed by every youngster.

What's more, they’ll make lots of new friends and will have a great time playing a great sport in wonderful surroundings. And the great thing about golf is that once you start playing it is a game that can be enjoyed for your entire life.

Golf encourages positive values such as courtesy, honesty, integrity, sportsmanship and respect..

Positive values...

Golf as a sport also encourages so many positive values as an essential part of the game and these are values that serve youngsters well in all their activities. Values such as sportsmanship, honesty, judgment, courtesy, integrity, responsibility and respect are all inherent in the game of golf and it is a sport that by its very nature, helps youngsters to build their self-confidence and self-esteem.

Golf is cool!

Golf these days is also 'cool'. Gone are the days when it was seen as a stuffy sport for old men. Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie have a worldwide profile and the game is now enjoyed by many of youngsters' favourite celebrities and sporting heroes, including the likes of Justin Timberlake, Michael Owen, David Beckham, Catherine Zeta Jones, Michael Jordan, Robbie Williams, Sir Steve Redgrave, Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly and many others all enjoy hitting the links.

Golf is fun

But best of all, with YMG golf is fun. YMG makes learning the game fun and keeps youngsters constantly engaged by always giving them something exciting and new to aim for.

So get your kids into golf and if you don't already play yourself, why don't you give it a try too?

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