My 3 basics for getting them started
My late father, Ray, a good player who believed in the fundamentals, gave me my first golf lessons when I was 6. I’ve passed them on in our Kansas City junior programmes for years. Here are my three main lessons, keeping it simple:
Take your grip so that the creases between the thumbs and index fingers point to the right shoulder (for right-handed golfers). You can’t square the clubface and hit it straight without a good grip.
Keep your head still. My dad actually used to hold my head while I made swings to keep it steady. The goal here is making solid contact.
Finish the swing with your bellybutton facing the target and all of your weight on your front foot. A proper weight shift adds power to the shot.
Come to think of it, this isn’t just good advice for junior golfers. We should all be paying attention to fundamentals like these.