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Junior Golfers: Does It Matter Where You Live?

Young athletes often dream of playing sport professionally. Some appear destined from early childhood to be a top class player, like Tiger Woods. Others overcome tremendous obstacles to achieve those

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Caddie Course for Parents plus Quiz

This caddie course for parents of junior golfers is helpful in that Dad or Mom on the Bag has basically the same function as a caddie looping for any professional golfer, but generally with much less

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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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Holiday Gifts for Caddies in Junior Golf

It’s the offseason – not necessarily the most wonderful time of the years for the intrepid junior golfer – but it’s a necessary break and time for consolidation. And if they're wondering what

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Golf Stats for Juniors – Strokes Gained

What is the Best Way to Track Golf StatsAt a minimum juniors should be tracking basic or traditional golf stats such as fairways hit, greens in regulation (GIR), number of putts, and number of feet of

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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 that

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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 the

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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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All About Junior Golf Rankings

There are a fairly small number of authoritative sources for National Junior Golf Rankings in the USA. These rankings are primarily for older juniors such as high school golfers, although some of the ranking

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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 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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Golf Handicaps for Kids

In this post we look at what a golf handicap is, how it is calculated and specifically what are golf handicaps for kids. We also provide a downloadable excel golf handicap calculator that we have developed

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Autism and Sports – Interview with a Junior Golfer with Autism plus Insights and Inspiration from his Coach

Autism and SportsYou don't hear too much about athletes on the spectrum, probably because parents do not associate autism and sports, and generally shy away from having their autistic kids participate

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Mental Focus Golf Advice and Quiz

If a player can quiet their mind on the golf course they open up the channels for instinct and muscle memory to kick in. It's easier said than done, but a junior golfer who can learn to merge with the

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