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Junior Golf: Highlights From Yesterday’s Anger Seminar

In this Monday Mulligan we’ll look at some feedback we received during and after yesterday’s anger seminar we held at The First Tee of Greater San Antonio.image

As we anticipated, the room was overflowing. As our Parenting Junior Golfers seminars have become a regular part of TFTGSA’s calendar more of the parents and their young golfers now put us on their schedule. (image jennleforge.con)

The topic was Anger: Manage It, followed Dr Nick Askey’s presentation of lacrosse ball exercises to gain mobility in the upper neck, back and shoulders. Great stuff!

Here are a few of the less obvious situations with anger:
1. Many junior golfers will have issues with anger, both boys and girls. If you and your junior golfer do not have to address anger issues, ever, count you both as extremely blessed.
2. How to handle it when a member of your son’s playing group loses it to anger. We were excited to have S3 with us and when I asked him how many times he encountered this in tournaments, he said, “A lot. It can suck the life out of the whole group so it can be really hard to stay on your game.” Then I asked what can you do? S3 said, “Get away from him. Walk to the other side of the fairway, put some space between the 2 of you. You might try saying something, but it probably won’t work and you must be careful not to offer coaching or advice. Say to yourself, now I must take a breath, try to remain calm and continue to hit good shots. It’s tough and a real test of your ability to focus.” (image Collins Golf Bar)

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3. Another question for S3, “What is a college coach’s reaction when he sees a junior golfer exhibit anger?” S3’s reply, “He’ll quit watching your son and start watching someone else. He may remove your son’s name from his list of recruits. That coach has hundreds of kids who want that same spot on his golf team and he doesn’t need to deal with anger issues with anyone on his team.” S3 still talking, “You will play in a lot of events where college coaches are present but you don’t even know they are there. Always be on your best behavior!”

Anger in junior golf is a genuine issue. And parents, plenty of you have anger issues as well, so please don’t think you are immune. Please remember that Linda and I are not sports psychologists or PGA professionals. We are parents sharing our experiences over 17 years of our youngest son’s junior golf and college golf careers.

See you on #1 tee looking happy to be playing golf… Sam

Junior Golf: Parenting Junior Golfers Seminar Tomorrow

In this Friday Flop Shot we want to invite you to our Parenting Junior Golfers Seminar tomorrow. (photo offcoursegolf.com)img_0106-1

As you may be aware the First Tee of Greater San Antonio has graciously partnered with PJG and we have been giving seminars to their junior golfers and their families for more than a year now.

Attendance has grown and now the First Tee families look forward to our upcoming seminars and topics. What we do is a bit different. Starting at 1:00pm, usually on a Saturday, Linda and I will speak for about 30 minutes on a parenting topic and then our Titleist Performance Institute certified medical partner, Nick Askey, DC, ACP, Sports Therapy and Rehab Director, Airrosti Rehab Centers presents his interactive material.

For instance tomorrow, Nick will instruct the kids on how to use a lacrosse ball to gain mobility in the upper back, neck and shoulders. He will provide enough balls so that every attendee can attempt the exercises during the presentation. It’s totally interactive and everyone loves it! Nick encourages videoing these routines so they can be perfect at home! It’s great!

I think initially the kids were just wanting Linda and me to hurry up and finish our talk so Nick could show them the fun stuff! However, youngsters are full of surprises and now they are paying close attention to our words and actually listening and asking great questions.

The room should be jam-packed tomorrow as Linda and I take on probably the most requested, by the parents at least, topic we get: anger. Our title for Saturday’s seminar is Anger: Manage It! (photo az quotes)image

Please understand that we could spend days on the subject of anger so 30 minutes is barely a decent introduction. Certainly we may need at least 1 more session to do this subject any justice. All of our PJG seminars have information that is immediately usable and helpful, both in the parenting topics that Linda and I cover and with Nick’s always great stretches and exercise tips.

Our seminar tomorrow runs from 1:00pm to 2:30pm at The First Tee of Greater San Antonio, 915 E. Mulberry Ave, San Antonio, Texas 78212 or visit www.thefirsteesanantonio.org or message me for more information.

See you on #1 tee looking not angry… Sam

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