It is definitely a great idea to get your kid or kids started out in this great game early and correctly.
It teaches them so many wonderful things like self control, honor, respect, teamwork, problem solving and the list goes on, and on.
Your child does not have to be the next great thing in the game, just get them started and just watch what happens.
You do not have to go to the golf course to work on this game with kids. Keep it fun, I would suggest getting them to enjoy putting first. Any decent simulated putting green will be fine.
Once they learn some basic rules and etiquette start taking them to your nearest driving range or par-three golf course to learn the full swing and how to play the game. If you are not sure of the basics yourself, get the “summary of the rules of golf” for juniors from the USGA or PGA. Your local pro can help you. Good luck and keep it simple.
Steve Wozeniak has helped some of the games very best including Rocco Mediate, Jim Colbert, Emily Klein, Jim Dent, Leonard Thompson and Jim Mclean. www.stevewozeniak.com.