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Doc Sailes on The Role of Golf Parents

Know the role of golf parents with advice from Doc Sailes. Doc, as he is affectionately known in the sports psychology world, is an Associate Professor Emeritus at Indiana University and a sports performance

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The Junior Golf Podcast: Interview with Podcaster, Ro Thompson

As a father of a promising junior golfer, what sparked the jump from golf dad to junior golf podcaster 3 years ago. The Podcast was started so that I could learn more about all aspects of junior golf.What

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What Should I Do In The Junior Golf Offseason?

It’s suddenly cold in the Southeast. And while those who live in the Southern States might well be playing regularly throughout much of the winter in relative comfort, the rest of the country is

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Golf Stats for Juniors – Strokes Gained

The adage “You can’t improve what you don’t measure” is attributed to the top management consultant and author, Peter Drucker. All successful businesses measure Key Performance

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Say Yes to High School Golf

The high school golf season is coming to an end soon with Sectionals and State tournaments on the horizon.  Playing high school golf, for elite players who plan to go on and play collegiate golf,

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Golf Courses, Conservation, and Educating Everyone

Junior golfers grow up spending a great deal of their time in beautiful, green surroundings.  Golf courses generally (we’ve played a few goat tracks in our time) are established in beautiful

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Youth On Course Program

Some call it the most valuable membership in golf!  The Youth on Course program started in 2006 in Northern California, and is now in all 50 states and parts of Canada.  The mission is to get

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Can My 3-Year Old Start Golf?

What is the best age for kids to start golf lessons? Can my 3 year old start golf? We consulted with two experienced instructors in their fields who work with young athletes.Dr. Daniel Tari coaching through

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Golf Buys that Give Back

Golf is an expensive sport so it’s nice to know, every now and then, when you buy yet another golf shirt or hat or shoes, that on some level you are making a difference and supporting organizations

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Easier Said Than Done: Why Parents Should Give Golf A Go

It's easier said than done! I caddied US Kids golf tournaments for years for my younger son. It was, for the most part, a thankless and frustrating job with just enough sparks of magic to keep me in the

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Stoicism and Junior Golf

Stoicism comes from the Ancient Greeks and Romans. It is a philosophy that doesn’t attempt to explore the 'how' and 'why' we are here, but rather how to lead a fulfilling and happy life. One of

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Meditation and Sport: Why Junior Golfers Should Jump On Board

 As  society evolves, and with it sport and culture and the general zeitgeist - we feel life speeding up and at the same time the pressure to keep up, step up, and stand out. The pressure on

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Best Golf Resorts for Families

We believe that traveling with your kids is the ultimate education. One of the best ways to experience a new destination is to truly immerse yourself in it, and if you are a golfing family - play golf

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Kids Golf Lessons Near Me

This article provides resources to help you find the best kids golf lessons near you. It also provides guidance on the right age for kids to start golf lessons, if you should consider individual kids golf

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Golf Terminology for Kids and Take the Quiz!

Golf Terminology Kids Should KnowGolf terminology for kids keeps it simple. There are literally hundreds of golf terms that have specific meanings with the game - the majority of which are used only by

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Golf Rules Quiz & Rules Summary

The 2019 Golf Rule Changes...So why did the USGA and R&A (golf world golf governing bodies) decide that a change to the rules was needed? Apart from being somewhat outdated, current golf rules are

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The Golf Weather Article and Quiz

Golfing WeatherWhether we golf does not necessarily depend on the weather. In fact, junior golf tournaments are played daily in seering heat, soaking humidity, drenching rain and bone-numbing cold. But

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Best Motorized Ride-On Kids Golf Carts

There are many great ways of getting kids into a variety of sports from the time they are toddlers. Parents that want to get their kids involved and interested in golf at that age should consider getting

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Favorite Junior Golf Products

There is so much choice in the junior golf world with new products hitting the market daily. It can be very overwhelming for a parent to know what works, what doesn't, what's helpful and what's not. These

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Serenity Now: The Emotional Struggles of Parent Caddies

 I was Mom on the Bag for my younger son, Rob, for four years on a regular basis. Being a parent caddie was difficult, at least to begin with, for both of us -  two Taureans hooking horns and

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