The answer, quite simply, is that if there were a way to get a tiny set of golf clubs into the womb without your wife noticing, it wouldn’t be too soon.
Think back to the first time you picked up a golf club and gave it a swing. Think of the first time you made a perfect connection with the ball and felt nothing but the crisp, clean, cut of a beautiful shot. Remember the first time you heard the dull thud and roll as your long put disappeared into the hole. Can you imagine thinking “I wish I had waited a few more years to pick up this game”?
Golf is a game steeped in rich history and tradition. The gentleman’s sport of all gentlemen’s sports, brought over from Scotland by the great-grandfathers of the game. The passing of the tradition of golf from father to child is one that can never be started too soon, or with too much enthusiasm. The love of golf cannot be taught too young.
Your child will see you walking out the door on Saturday or Sunday morning, coffee cup in hand, Kids Golf Clubs swung over your shoulder from the time that he or she is born. Your inclusion of your child in your sport can happen whenever you feel the time is right.
With companies offering clubs for children as young as one, you are limited only by what you think is appropriate. Some of the greatest golfers in the world found their love of the game at a very young age, and developed their talent far ahead of their peers. By simply giving a set of golf clubs to your child and allowing them to become familiar with the look and feel of the club in their little hand, you are offering more of a benefit than most other children get in their very early years.
There is no set age that it is appropriate to give golf clubs to a child, but there is a tremendous benefit in introducing your child to a sport that you and he will enjoy together at as early age as you feel that he is ready.