Since you've clicked on the New to Golf? link, we hope you are interested in getting to know more about the game - whether it is for you, a family member or a friend. The Golf House Tennessee Learning Center is located in the heart of Franklin and offers programs for adults, teens and kids and features the 9-hole family-friendly The Little Course at Conner Lane. Golf House Tennessee is the home of golf in The Volunteer State - housing the offices of the Tennessee Golf Association, Tennessee Section PGA of America, The Tennessee Golf Foundation and the Tennessee Golf Course Superintendents Association.
If you are thinking about getting your child into the game, here's a list called "Top 10 Reasons Kids Should Play Golf" as recommended by the Player Development Committee of the PGA of America - a group dedicated to introducing the game to people of all abilities and backgrounds.
- Develop Life Long Benefits: Benefits of golf include making life-long friends and learning a game that can be played.
- Spend Quality Time with Family: Golf can be an event around which all family members can gather for several hours. It is a great opportunity for parents to provide positive feedback and encouragement to children.
- Spending Time Outdoors: Walking and being active in the outdoors allows for breathing in fresh air and establishes healthy exercise habits, far beyond indoor video games or television.
- Business Skills: In addition to etiquette and the ability to play comfortably with new acquaintances, golf teaches self-confidence, improves the ability to work with numbers, and applies problem solving skills that are critical in business.
- Anyone Can Play: Men, women, children, people from all over the globe and all walks of life come together on a golf course. The diversity found on a golf course opens young golfers to a broader view of the world and all people.
- Self-Improvement: Golf challenges the player toward constant self-improvement. Players analyze what they did well and what has to change to improve. Players develop habits of self-improvement by self-analysis skills, seeking professional instruction, and accepting critiques from others.
- Etiquette and Values: Golf has a rich tradition of etiquette which lives on today. Playing golf teaches youth how to behave towards self and others, and imparts values such as truthfulness and strength during adversity.
- Health: Golf is an active game and is less injury prone than contact sports. Conditioning for golf improves strength of core muscles that support the spine, improves flexibility, and allows participants the opportunity to be active and fit.
- Controlling Emotions: In golf as in life, there are achievements and disappointments. Learning from mistakes and overcoming obstacles improves a player’s game, and teaches them to optimistically carry out the same pattern in day to day life.
- Fun: Young people grow up too quickly in today’s busy, technological world. Gathering with friends to play golf gives young golfers the opportunity to spend enjoyable times in friendly competition or collegial companionship.
In many cases, families with children start with our "Welcome to Golf" group class to gauge interest in the game and if golf appeals to the child, there is a formal curriculum that deals with specific aspects of the playing the game, like putting, chipping and full swing. Your instructor can help guide you through the steps.
There are also private lessons available from PGA Professionals at the Golf House Tennessee Learning Center as well as group classes for teens and adults.
The best way to get to know us is by scrolling through the site and checking out our PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PATH.