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Junior Golf: It’s Getting Late

In today’s Wednesday Waggle we’re just reminding you that it’s getting late for taking advantage of special shipping offers to get your gifts delivered before Christmas.img_0102

There are so many good deals on so many neat items right now that it’s had to keep up. Take a look: The excellent Troon Golf Group is offering great packages at their clubs in the Mobile/Fairhope/Gulf Shores, Alabama, area. Buy a 6-pack of rounds and get some great pricing. They also have specials on logo balls, golf gloves and more. Items from very inexpensive to several hundred dollars. If you aren’t able to take advantage of the golf, buy a few logo balls. Your son will be the only kiddo in his area with them. (Dufner image golfdigest.com)

And http://www.tgw.com has free shipping on orders of $99 and higher plus standard shipping will still arrive by Christmas. There’s a Mystery Sale today. Visit their website and see what’s up.

Another company to look at is Frogger Golf. They are known for their innovative golf accessories and these items are most interesting. Go to www.froggergolf.com and check out the award-winning Brush Pro Original, Catch Latch Bag And Belt and TRAX Towel. Cool stuff!

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Please also remember your brick and mortar golf shops which includes golf clubs and local driving ranges as well as Edwin Watts, Golfsmith, Golf Galaxy and Dick’s Sporting Goods to name a few. FYI Golf Galaxy and Golfsmith are owned by Dick’s so there is some commonality within those 3. Just spur of the moment stopping at a local driving range may result in some wonderful bargains. They don’t have the budget to advertise so you’ll want to swing by. Our local ranges put their golf shoes on at ridiculously low prices several times a year, but you wouldn’t be aware of it if you didn’t go by in person.

We understand everyone is crazy busy this time of year. Take time today, sacrificial time to do some creative shopping and still get standard shipping delivery before Christmas.

See you on #1 tee with something new and different… Sam

Junior Golf: Save Money Now

In today’s Black Friday Flop Shot we will look at some of the ridiculous sales in the world of golf that are going on right now and save some money! (image offcoursegolf.com)fimg_0106-1

Let’s see what 1 of our favorites, The Golf Warehouse, http://www.tgw.com has to offer: Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x custom name and numbers for $39.95 per dozen. A personalized very unique gift! Also Ecco, top quality golf shoes, Biom Hybrid 5.0 style for $119.99. And 3 different Caddytek push carts from $99.99-119.99. Big savings on these and a lot more items.

How about Golfsmith, http://www.golfsmith.com, being bought by Dick’s Sporting Goods: this is a special situation since Golfsmith is closing about 80 stores from California to Massachusetts. See the list of stores being closed here. If you are near a store that is closing, get there ASAP. Big savings are at hand. And the stores remaining open have a ton of great prices too!

And another of our favorite online stores, 3 Balls Golf,
http://www.3balls.com, has some killer deals: 20% off used irons, Oakley Sunglasses $59.99 and up, 30% off Adidas apparel and 15% off Puma golf shoes and much much more! Another trusted vendor!

Additional stores to check out are Golf Galaxy, Edwin Watts Golf, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Academy Outdoors.

The point is Mom and Dad your active junior golfer is always in need of balls, gloves, tees, clubs, clothing and outerwear. It’s just part of the deal. So plan ahead and save some money now. (image gfore.com)image

Final thoughts. I think we’ll do something we’ve not previously done. Get S3 some customized Pro V1x balls and get us all 1 of the beautiful colored Golf gloves, made by Footjoy and also by GFORE, pricey but gorgeous!

See you on #1 tee looking well-equipped… Sam

Junior Golf: A Training Aid You Always Have

imageIn today’s Monday Mulligan, we will look at a training aid your daughter always has, or at least should always have in her golf bag. We could be referring to several things here as a creative mind can always find a way to use nearly anything as a gaining aid. (photo by jennleforge.com)

We are talking about the golf tee. Yes, the regular golf tees. Not the brush tees or segmented-type tees, plain old golf tees. For the purpose of a training aid, length does not matter and color only matters if you really want to go to an artsy place. Tees are on the essential inventory list for golf. In other words, don’t leave home without them.

Obviously you need them for their primary use on the tee box. But let’s go back to so many of the pros particularly when they are warming up before teeing off in a tournament. Look at the putting green. You will see tees used in any number of ways. Some players put them 3- feet from a cup at 3, 6, 9 & 12 o’clock. They practice putts of that length around the clock positions to get a feel for the different breaks and speeds. They may put more tees at 6-feet or 10-feet. Tiger Woods recently put 2 tees the width of his putter head apart and put a ball in between them and practiced putting. This was to help improve his stroke and keep the putter face square at impact. Hitting either tee meant Tiger would not get a good result. Repetition!

Using tees on the driving range has unlimited potential. You are invited to get creative. Things we do are: put a tee about 2-feet directly behind the ball. Then when you pick the club up you make certain the club is headed straight back toward that tee. Just like in Tiger’s putting drill, put a tee on each side of the ball leaving a little room for a slightly less than perfect swing. When you swing you want to strike the ball, not either tee. This is fun. Usually it is more intimidating for adults than for kids. Kids just tend to go for it!

Here’s a really creative way to use a tee. And you need to be careful and respectful of the putting green. Decide on 1 direction that you want to practice putting into 1 cup. Then take a short tee, preferably brightly colored and stick it into the turf between the top of the tin cup and the grass. The tee is parallel to the ground . All you should see is the top of the tee facing you just below ground level. The object with your putts is for the ball to hit the tee when it goes in the hole. Hitting the tee means you have hit the putt at a good speed. (photo i00.i.aliimg.com)image

Tees are cheap. We like the colorful ones. Buy more than you need and pick up the ones you find on the golf course and driving range. Be creative!

See you on #1 tee… Sam

Getting Into the Swing of Junior Golf

Parenting your Junior golfer starts young for some!

Our son, Sam III began his love of golf at the age of five following in the footsteps of his father Sam Jr, who began at 4 in San Antonio, TX. We are the first to say that having golfers already in the family is a bonus but not a requirement to raising successful Juniors.

Like father like son

You can tell by this photo, that getting into the swing of golf begins simply with the desire to hit a little white ball around the yard (as long as you have a clear line-of-sight in front of you that is). This shot of Sam Jr in his front yard is not unlike many taken everyday by parents who see the ‘desire’ in their child and want to nurture it.

Here are a few tips to make your transition into the Junior golf lifestyle as pleasant and profitable as possible:
  • Get them started young… Age five is a good. But know, there are great Junior golfers who started out in their teens.
  • Get equipment that fits… Yes even for beginners this is important! Clubs that are too long, too short, or too heavy, will severely impede any progress. Dick’s Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, and Edwin Watts are three national chains that are very helpful in fitting clubs to your Junior Golfer.
  •  Make the sessions short… Begin your Junior Golfer with short golf sessions, 10-15 minutes for ages five to six , due to the short attention span common at this age. Increase the time spent focusing on golf to match their desire and eagerness to learn.
  • Make it a habit… Three times a week on the driving range or in your front yard (with whiffle balls) helps your Junior Golfer to look forward to the next time.
  •  Make it FUN!!  Be very positive and encouraging.  As much as you want your Junior Golfer to succeed you can’t bully them into loving the game, it will only break their spirit… correction comes later.
  • Get involved in The First Tee This organization is nationwide and a great kick-start for Junior golfers.

We would love to get your feedback and other tips you’d like to pass along as well. Our goal is to provide an information packed site worthy of your return… you will make that happen by being active in the journey.

Keep your eyes on the ball… the fairway to empowering your Junior Golfer is clear ahead!

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