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Junior Golf: Check Out Great Local Opportunities For Your Girl

In this Friday Flop Shot we will continue our focus on girls’ golf which is certainly getting a tremendous amount of positive attention during the Women’s U.S. Open week.

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Photocredit:Dubai Golf

 

Girl’s golf is booming! If you are not the parent of a junior golfer, you may not be aware that the fastest growing segment in golf in the United States is girls under the age of 18. A quick look at leaderboards or at the attendees during golf camps should provide a quick glimpse into what’s going on.

A lot of the credit goes to the LPGA/USGA Girls Golf program. With more than 400 chapters nationwide, there is likely a group convenient to you and your girl. It’s easy to search for Local Girls Golf and see what comes up. This is a multi-faceted regimen that keeps girls interested, having fun and making new friends. Fun is a big factor and the youngsters are staying on board while enjoying improving their golf skills.

Some good examples are all the younger players on the LPGA and Symetra Tours. Many of these ladies are former participants in this excellent girl’s golf program.

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Photocredit:Chris Keane/USGA

This boom in girl’s golf is exciting and is having an extremely positive effect on women’s athletics all over the country. Please take a minute and read the linked article. I think it may certainly be helpful for your girl’s junior golf career and rev up her level of interest! For some details and very interesting reading go here.

More golf today includes the Scottish Open coverage on The Golf Channel. The weather is brutal. Chilly, windy and rainy, the weather fans love and players hate. Oh, unless you grew up in it like the guys from the British Isles! But Rickie Fowler is leading right now. This makes for great tv! Look closely and see if you can discern any players exhibiting Tom Watson’s bad weather behavior. It has been said that the 5-time British Open-now The Open Championship winner always looked liked it was 75-degrees and sunny, no matter what the actual conditions were. He was enjoying playing golf! That’s surely one mark of a great champion!

See you on #1 tee with 75-degrees and sunny weather, I hope… Sam

Junior Golf: Who’s New At Parenting Junior Golfers?

In today’s Friday Flop Shot we will introduce the latest addition to our Parenting Junior Golfers team.

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photo credit:offcoursegolf.com

The First Tee of Greater San Antonio is a wonderful organization filled with talented staff and volunteers. We have gotten to know many of these nice folks over the last couple of years. Our parenting seminars are packed and there are always some FTGSA staff who make every effort to spend a few minutes with us to pick up a couple of tips on parenting or perhaps some new stretches from our Titleist Performance Institute Certified AIRROSTI doc, Nick Askey, DC, ACP.

Among our many new friends at the First Tee is PGA Professional Taylor Carruth. Linda and I and Taylor just kind of hit it off with instant rapport. As our conversations progressed we discussed ways we could work together and now Taylor is one of our Parenting Junior Golfers Partners.

Select the meet our partners tab at parentingjuniorgolfers.com and you will find Taylor’s complete resume. As is evident, Taylor is a busy guy and we are excited that he has come on board with us! He is also a popular guy. The kids and parents love the enthusiastic, patient teaching style of Taylor, the Coach. Oh, and they like Taylor the person too!

Please take a moment to peruse his resume. If you have a daughter who plays or is considering playing golf, pay particular attention to the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf. If you are not near San Antonio, check to see if there is a similar program in your area.

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Mom and Dad, please remember that many girl’s college golf scholarships are unused every year because there aren’t enough female junior golfers to fill them. Just sayin’. And parents of boys, fear not because with the proper help and advice your son can have a decent shot at a college scholarship. College costs are insane. Every dollar helps. Parents, please be optimistic about your junior golfer’s ability to get a college scholarship. Yes, it’s a process, but it’s doable. Get excited!

After you finish reading about Taylor and our other partners, check out our resource tab to read about the special offer from Junior Golf Magazine, available only to our Parenting Junior Golfer friends.

See you on #1 tee ready to use what Taylor taught you… Sam

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