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How to Make Golf Fun for Your Junior Golfers

Posted by Alison Lillie on Jul 11, 2016 11:00:00 AM


Unlike team sports, golf can be pretty boring to a youngster. It is difficult, requires a lot more practice than soccer, football or baseball and can be lonely if you don’t have friends to do it with. If you want to get your kids started in golf, the most important thing to remember is to make it fun. With this theme, you and your entire family can enjoy all the game has to offer and make timeless memories together for years to come.

So what can you do as a parent to keep the game light and fun for your junior golfers? Here are my tips to help you keep your kids engaged and excited about golf.

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Topics: Junior Golf

Junior Golf Tournament Tips that Will Help You Earn A College Scholarship

Posted by Alison Lillie on Jul 5, 2016 9:32:34 AM

When you are a junior golfer or the parent of a junior golfer, college recruiting can seem like a confusing and murky process. How do you know what coaches are looking for, and more importantly, what kind of tournaments do they want you to play? Take it from a current Division I college player, it’s not easy navigating the process. Hopefully this article can give you some helpful tips on how to plan your summer golf tournament schedule strategically in order to attract college coaches and earn a college golf scholarship.

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Topics: Junior Golf, summer golf, Avid Golfers

The Essentials of Earning a College Golf Scholarship

Posted by John Hughes on Jun 29, 2016 11:20:14 AM



So you’re one of the top players on your high school golf team, maybe even the top player, and you’re wondering what it’s going to take to earn a college golf scholarship. Only about eight percent of high school boy golfers actually play college golf, and nine percent of girls, and a large percentage of those are not playing on a full scholarship. Because colleges can offer more dollars to girls teams, they have a better chance to get a golf scholarship than boys.  There are no guarantees, but here are some tips for how to increase your chances.

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Topics: Junior Golf

The Best Junior Golf Tournaments in Southern California

Posted by John Hughes on Jun 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

With its top-notch private clubs and vibrant golf culture, Southern California has earned a reputation as among the foremost golf destinations in the nation. From casual play to local competition to nationally recognized tournaments, Southern California offers an outstanding experience at every level of play.

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Topics: Junior Golf

College Golf Scholarships: 9 Recruiting Questions

Posted by John Hughes on Jun 17, 2016 10:00:00 AM

So you’ve got a pretty good  game, and you want to be a college golfer. Well, in order to get a scholarship to play golf, there’s more to it than just good scoring. The fact is, you may be competing for scholarship money with several other golfers with similar scores to yours. So when a college golf coach shows interest in you, be prepared. Here are just a few of the questions a college coach might ask a potential recruit.

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Topics: Junior Golf

3 Common Misconceptions About Junior Golf

Posted by John Hughes on Jun 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Junior golf has become an integral part of the sport in recent years. Golf clubs have stepped up, organizing junior leagues in order to help young people get into the game. Diverse local and national organizations have signed on, organizing formal instruction and active leagues in order to encourage junior golfers.

While the basic premise is clear—teach young people to play—there still are many misconceptions about the purpose and function of junior golf. Here are three myths and facts to consider.

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Topics: Junior Golf

5 Little-Known Facts About College Golf Scholarships

Posted by John Hughes on May 31, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When people think of college athletics, they typically go straight to the big-ticket items like football and basketball. Few recognize the possibilities for young golfers looking to take their game to the next level, but, in fact, a range of golf scholarships are available. For those unfamiliar with the possibilities, there are a few little-known things worth discovering.

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Topics: Junior Golf

Three Ways that Junior Golf is Good for the Game

Posted by John Hughes on May 13, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Participation in golf has declined in recent years. By some estimates roughly 5 million golfers have left the game in the last decade, out of about 30 million. The reasons for this are mainly economic conditions, and that older players leaving the game are not being replaced by younger golfers at the same rate. Golf needs younger players to backfill the vacancies, to ensure a robust pipeline of players well into the future.

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Topics: Junior Golf

How a Junior Golfer Should Prepare for Their First Golf Tournament

Posted by John Hughes on May 11, 2016 6:00:00 AM

How_a_Junior_Golfer_Should_Prepare_for_Their_First_Golf_Tournament.jpgFor a junior golfer that first tournament can be a real rite of passage. Tournament play gives an opportunity to test their mettle against their peers, to discover more profoundly their strengths and also those places that need improvement.  Much preparatory effort is needed to gear up for this  opportunity, in both physical and mental skills.

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Topics: Junior Golf

8 Tips to Help Ensure Your Junior Golfer Won't Burn Out

Posted by John Hughes on May 3, 2016 7:23:20 AM

8_Tips_to_Help_Ensure_Your_Junior_Golfer_Wont_Burn_Out.jpgAs parents, it's important that we nurture our children and motivate them to become the best they can be, but how much direction is too much direction? Are you struggling to keep your young golfer focused? Are there days when your child just doesn't want to put the work in?

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Topics: Junior Golf

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