Originally Posted by cipher
Question for @iacas or @mvmac. My boy Ethan really took to playing this weekend and wants to golf every Saturday now with me. He is just six at the moment. Should I try to change anything at the moment with his set-up or anything, or just let him, have fun? I am, leaning towards just the fun, but don't know if the way he holds his hands apart on the club or anything like that is bad in the long run. Basically the only thing I have told him at all is to try and swing a bit easier, not quite so all out...
I'd put his hands together and look to stop letting him use his stomach as leverage, but other than that, just let him play for now.
Keep it fun with at most one tip every few months (and gentle reminders of that tip throughout) and just focus on fun and hitting the ball each time (whiffs are no fun).
Take breaks to look for frogs, or fish, or to chase a goose, or to let him "steer" the cart, etc.