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Artwork of Kid from Mario Golf: Advance Tour
Species Human
First appearance Mario Golf (Game Boy Color) (1999)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Spirit cameo) (2018)
Latest portrayal Penn Badgley (1999)[1]
“The reason you all have been swinging so well is because you've practiced diligently! Am I right? Even if you lack experience on a course, there's nothing to fear if you're hitting the ball well!”
Kid, Mario Golf: Advance Tour

Kid is a young golfer from the Mario Golf titles. He debuted in Mario Golf for the Game Boy Color, as one of the four characters players could choose from the beginning. He could be uploaded to the Nintendo 64 Mario Golf for training, and he also went on to appear in Mario Golf: Advance Tour. In Mobile Golf, he was an unlockable character. Kid appears as a Support Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

He apparently started playing golf ever since the age of three and had already become a golfing prodigy at age ten. In Mario Golf: Advance Tour, it is established that Kid had become the Grand Champion in the last game. However, he was injured badly due to excessive training caused by strain of the muscles and joints to the point where he could not even grasp a golf club. It was said he could no longer golf and lost his title to the former champion, Gene. After a five year recovery, Kid became an avid golf trainer to Neil, Ella, Buzz and Helen, until Bud influenced him to pick up the club again when he signed them up in Marion. He ascended the ranks quickly and took back the championship.

Kid lead the title over the Links Tourney. He also ended up forming a doubles team with Gene to advance up the doubles (more likely for the benefit of Gene gaining another title).

Kid never seems to lose his cool, and always tries to be fair to his friends and his foes. He encourages his students to keep going strong, no matter what. He is a very respected golfer and is considered to be just as good, maybe even better, than Mario.


Mario Golf character artwork of Kid

In Mario Golf, Kid is a young boy with kinky brown hair, prominent lips, and blue eyes. He wears a white-collared black polo shirt, blue shorts, and a white glove on his left hand. His socks are white and his shoes are copper orange with white stripes. Over his hair, he wears a red baseball cap flipped backwards.

In Mario Golf: Advance Tour, Kid has grown older, taller, and his features have matured. He wears an indigo-collared maroon polo shirt, a black belt, and white pants. His golfing shoes are black and indigo, and he still wears a white golfing glove. He now wears an indigo baseball cap forward, with a red square in the center.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Golf[edit]

  • Level: 1
  • Drive: 202 yards
  • Height: Very low
  • Shot: Draws slightly
  • Control: Good
  • Meet Area: Large
  • Nice Shot Effect: Yellow Thunderbolt
  • Level: 99
  • Drive: 268 yards
  • Height: Very High
  • Shot: Draws slightly
  • Control: Good
  • Meet Area: Large

Mario Golf: Advance Tour[edit]

  • Drive: 270 Yards
  • Height: Balanced
  • Shot: A slight draw
  • Impact: Narrow
  • Control: Slightly poor
  • Spin: Strong

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Game Type Class Effect How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponents Battle conditions Stage Song
Kid Kid Mario Golf Series Support (1) Novice Stamina ↑ World of Light (Light Realm); Spirit Board Mario ×4 Rule: Item: Beastball
Hazard: Heavy Wind
  • Dangerously high winds are in effect
  • The enemy is easily distracted by items
Golden Plains (Battlefield) World Tour

Official Bio[edit]

Translated from Japanese:[2]

I started playing golf at three years old. I did not know what I was doing at the beginning, but now I am proud of this skill! I have become famous recently and my TV appearances have also increased. All my pictures are taken by my mother. My dream is to become a professional golfer, to become one of the best! It's amazing! Boys, be ambitious. It could happen!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キッド[2]
Italian Kid -
Russian Кид



  • It was implied on the Japanese website of Mario Golf that he gives thanks to his mother for encouragement.
  • His character seems to be somewhat based on the childhood of real life golfer Eldrick "Tiger" Woods. This is most visible in his Nintendo 64 appearance, though later games masked this by lightening his skin tone.