College Bound Tip #1 for Parents of Junior Golfers

Sam Goldfarb III

Sam Goldfarb III

These college bound tips #1 and #2 are must haves for families where your Junior Golfer is considering playing college golf!  We call them the Two P’s and without them the odds of your child playing college golf are slim to none.

The first P is where it all starts-passion-as in your child’s passion for the game of golf.  

Passion, as defined by the Urban Dictionary, is: when you put more energy into something than is required to do it. It is more than just enthusiasm or excitement, passion is ambition that is materialized into action to put as much heart, mind body and soul into something as is possible.

Does the above definition sound like your Junior Golfer?

Does your child have passion for the sport of golf?  Is he or she asking to go hit balls or play a few holes before it gets dark?  Are they practicing putting on the carpet or hitting whiffle balls in the back yard?  Is golf their default setting when it comes to exercise and outdoor activities?  Are they willing to commit to the hours of physical and mental work that are required to get their game good enough to be considered for college golf? If the answer is “yes” to these questions, then your kiddo may very well have a passion for this great game.

Please understand that every youngster who enjoys golf does not have a passion for it.  Some kiddos are content with hitting balls every now and then and playing a round of golf with Mom or Dad maybe once a month or so.  This is still a great thing!  You have a child who enjoys a “sport for life” and who likes going out and spending 4 or 5 hours with you on a beautiful golf course!  Quality time on a golf course with family members is one of the great joys of life!

And some kiddos may begin with a casual interest in golf that can end up being a passion for golf.  Please be excited if your child enjoys any aspect of golf.  Be an encourager and see what happens.  We have seen countless examples of junior golfers who have grown in their passion for the game!

So, does your child have a passion for golf?  If you believe so, then the next P is on you.  Yes Dad and Mom, Grandpa and Grandma, it is all on you and all about you.  What is it?  You’ll find out in the next installment, tip #2.

3 responses to this post.

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  2. Posted by riccue on June 16, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    I hear you. However, a well-rounded golf training program specifically designed for juniors is usually the best idea:



    • I agree. Customized programs are the best. Some parents and kids aren’t quite there yet, so we are just trying to keep things a bit more simple, while watching the budget. Thanks for your input! Happy New Year… Sam



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