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3 Steps To Prepare For Spring Golf

In today’s Monday Mulligan we will look at 3 things to do to help your daughter be prepared from a golf equipment standpoint, for spring golf. Tournaments will be here before you know it and the last thing you want is for your daughter to be walking out the door without an essential piece of equipment and no one is aware of it! (image jennleforge.com)image

Here we go:
Gather all her golf equipment. This means clubs, bag, zip-on top for the golf bag, push cart, head covers, tees, balls, golf brush, ball marker, golf towels, golf gloves, divot repair item-tees work fine and the very important Sharpie for marking her balls and the scorecard.
Carefully inspect everything. Is the bag fully functional? Does it have any tears or holes? Do all the zippers work? Are the stand legs working? Are the non-slip bottoms still attached to the legs? Are all her clubs there? Do her grips have the kind of soft tacky feel of new ones? If not, replace them. Or at least gently scrub them with non-abrasive soap and warm water, dry them and see how they feel. Does she have everything listed above? Wash the towels. Replace worn gloves. Do the old gloves even still fit? Does the Sharpie have any ink in it or has it dried out?
Take action. Look at the calendar. When is the 1st golf event? Plan a time to take your daughter shopping to buy the items needed. Go to the biggest possible golf store in your area. They will likely have a better selection and may also have some new items that your girl might like to try. (photo Junior_Academy_3.jpg, Banners Golf)

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Dad and Mom we’ve all been there. That moment when you thought you had everything in order only to arrive at the course and an item, usually one not sold at the course pro shop, is missing. Set your daughter up for success and do this little bit of advance preparation. It will save a bunch of headaches!

See you on #1 tee with everything you need for success… Sam

Junior Golf:Tiger’s Return And More Gift Ideas

In this Friday Flop Shot we will look at the much anticipated return of Tiger Woods to the pro tour and since it is that time of year we’ll also offer up another gift idea.img_0106

It’s been talked about for months. It’s been on again and off again, but he has finally teed off in a PGA Tour event. Tiger finished his 1st round in competition in more than a year with a 1-over par 73 at his event, the Hero World Challenge. This is a field of 18 top players and no cut, so Tiger gets to play 4 rounds against tough world-class opponents. (photo offcoursegolf.com)

After 4 birdies in the 1st 8 holes, he was out in 33. The back 9 was less productive as he came in with a 40, totalling his 73. His swing looked good and he seemed to be healthy and pain-free. Glimpses of the old Tiger showed up, but so did a bit of short game rust and some errant tee shots. Tiger’s not back yet, but he is on his way. The Hero World Challenge continues through Sunday.

Hey Dad and Mom, another excellent gift idea for your daughter! Push carts! http://www.amazon.com has them from around $50.00 and up. We bought a Clicgear 3.5 a couple of years ago and really love it. It is absolute top quality with desirable features for $219.00. You can literally push it with 1 finger. Linda, S3 and I have all used it at 1 time or another. No negatives, none. (image the pro shop )image

A couple of things to keep in mind. 1st check how much room you have in your car. While most models fold up smaller than you’d expect, they still take up space. Buyer beware! Also, your young man, once he gets into high school, may not wish to continue to use the push cart. It’s not manly! Ok, that frees it up for other family members to use. A tip, always buy the best quality you can afford. Quality pays for itself in the long run.

See you on #1 tee with that new push cart… Sam

The Correct Fit for Your Junior Golfer: Part 3

Welcome to our first Friday Flop Shot. The FFS finishes our weekly focus reminding you to review the Monday Mulligan and Wednesday Waggle. It also provides new related information and encourages you to get some golf activity booked for the weekend😀 The Correct Fit for Your a Junior Golfer: Part 3 takes a brief look at push/pull carts and golf shoes and finishes our Correct Fit series. (Flop shot photo from offcoursegolfnetwork.com)

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Boys, in particular, go through stages of using push/pull carts. Once puberty sets in, carts are not considered “manly” and your son will not use one. This isn’t all bad as carrying your own bag is the norm in junior high, high school and college golf. Your kiddo’s shoulders, back and legs need to get used to carrying an extra 30-pounds for 5 miles. We have 2 carts: an inexpensive pull cart we paid $25.00 for and it is functional. Then a couple of years ago we bought a ClikGear for $220.00. The difference is similar to comparing a cheap bicycle to a Mercedes Benz. I caddy for S3 in the San Antonio Men’s City Championship. This is 54 holes, 18 holes a day for 3 days in late June in San Antonio, Texas. It is hot and afternoon tee times are brutal. The ClikGear is an almost effortless pleasure to push around the course and I will never use the pull cart again, now that the CG is in our family. Here is a photo of our personal ClikGear and we absolutely love it😃 The pull cart, however, depending on your physical needs can be much more comfortable than carrying the bag. Again, the choice is yours and needs can surely change over time. Girls are much more inclined to use carts and end up saving energy for those crucial shots at the end of the round.

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Golf shoes, shoes that are designed for golf are essential. If your kiddo’s feet aren’t happy, your kiddo isn’t happy. Blisters, wet shoes, shoes with no waterproof ability all can make a round of golf a round of misery. Playing in tennis shoes is barely tolerable and here’s why: they may have the foot too high off the ground, may not provide proper lateral support and may not have sufficient traction. The new spikeless golf shoes are much more than just sneaker look-alikes as they meet all the above requirements. With careful shopping you should be able to find a pair of junior golf shoes for under $50.00. Footjoy, Adidas and Nike are very popular trusted brands and Puma, Oakley, Under Armour, Callaway and True Linkswear also make great products. The Golf Warehouse always has some golf shoes on sale.

Now, get your junior golfer and head to the driving range! See you on #1 tee… Sam

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