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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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Top Junior Golf Tournaments You Need To Know About

IntroductionFellow golfers are probably aware of the pressure of competing in golf tournaments whether its a Sunday afternoon club tournament or World Junior Golf Championship. Watching your junior golfer

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How To Play a Golf Scramble Format

Table of Contents What is a Golf ScrambleHow Do You Play A Golf ScrambleStrategies for Putting Together a TeamOrder of Play Additional NotesConclusion What

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Three Golf Rules Juniors Get Wrong (and a Few They Might Not Know Exist)

We consulted with GSGA Rules Official, David Burke, on common rules errors that occur in competition. He referenced three golf rules that he has to explain on a regular basis.Correctly identifying the

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Junior Golfers Need a Pre Shot Routine

A pre shot routine, performed consistently, is a key to performing well whether you are a professional golfer or aspiring junior player.What is a Pre Shot Routine? In his book Learn To Win: One Shot At

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Tips, Tricks, Thoughts and Things

Helping the junior golfer and their parents with golf tips comes in many forms covered extensively in The Junior Golfer website including long detailed, articles like Best Kids Golf Clubs, personal experience

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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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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 Apart from being somewhat outdated, current golf rules are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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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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Best Ball, Alternate Shot, Scramble and Match Play for Non-Golfer Parents

I attended a High School golf tournament recently. The teams were playing a Ryder Cup format which is a combination of Best Ball, Alternate Shot and straight up individual Match Play. On the walk to the

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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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“No Caddie” Tournaments: A Player’s Perspective on the Transition

Advanced junior tournament players transition out of US Kids tournaments around 12 years olf and enter the world of "no caddie" tournaments.In most cases, with a solid few years of junior golf experience

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Playing Your First AJGA tournament: Information, Advice and Observations

An interview with Connor Macmillan (@cbeargolf24) after playing his first AJGA Tournament: TaylorMade / adidas Golf Boys Junior All-Star at Chateau Elan Golf Course. How did you enjoy your first AJGA

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Pace of Play, Over-Coaching, Doubt and What to do About It All

Quick Navigation IntroductionUS Kids Golf Keys to Better Pace of PlayAs written on their banner:Ready GolfKnow Your Time ParWork as a Team with the other members of your groupPlay a Second BallPlay

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Transitioning to No-Caddy Tournaments : A Parent’s Perspective

As junior golfers get older and move away from the US Kids Tour they are no longer allowed to have caddies on the bag. You have 1 child playing in longer distance, 2 day no caddy tournaments and 1 child

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Being a Good Parent Caddy

The US Kids golf tour requires caddies for players below the age of 8 and, although not required for older players, parent caddies are prevalent in all US Kids tournaments.  This article

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Junior Golf Tournament Stroke Saving Tips

These simple tournament stroke saving tips will help the junior golfer from losing easy strokes due to unnecessary penalties or not taking advantage of some basic golf rules.Tournament players must know

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Junior Golf Tournament Nutrition

Junior golf tournament nutrition is critical to kids being able to stay mentally sharp during a golf round and physically able to execute quality shots. What a junior golfer eats during a round is very

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Golf Tournament Warm Up

A good warm up before a junior golf tournament is essential for a junior golfer.  In our experience, the best golf tournament warm up routine is focused almost entirely on loosening the muscles and

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