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Junior Golf: Great Words From Bubba Watson

In today’s Wednesday Waggle we are going to listen to 5 minutes of wonderful insight and wisdom from PGA Tour player Bubba Watson. His words ring a chord with all golfers young and old and he makes a major point several times in this video. (Dufner photo golfdigest.com)img_0102

Please go to Volvik.com and watch Bubba’s video. Feel free to look over the website as it may be possible that you are not terribly familiar with this very interesting company. You might even consider buying some of their balls for your junior golfer, based on skill level and swing speed.

This post is not an endorsement of Volvik. I have never bought any of their products but I am interested in their research, the fun colors of their golf balls and the fact that they are increasing their presence worldwide on the professional tours and they have now signed Bubba Watson to play their golf ball! They’re moving forward!

Bubba is interesting, he’s funny and he’s not afraid to try new things. He loves to curve the golf ball and is one of the biggest draws and most fun players to watch in any golf tournament. So when Bubba speaks, we certainly want to listen.

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I’ll offer a hint. The most used word in this video, I believe, is fun. Dad and Mom there are times that there is less fun in your youngster’s golf game. It is important to get the fun back into their game. Fun is what keeps all of us coming back particularly after a poor shot or round. It’s kind of like hitting your best shot of the day on the 18th hole. That’s the shot that brings all of us back for another round. (photo Volvik.com)

What effect did the video have on you and your kiddo? I was excited and ready to go have some fun and oh yes, decide what color golf ball I wanted to try.

See you on #1 tee ready to have fun… Sam.

Junior Golf: What Is Bubba’s New Golf Ball?

In today’s Monday Mulligan we will take a look at Bubba Watson and his new golf ball that he is playing. Bubba is all about having fun while he creates his amazing golf shots. (image jennleforge.com)image

So on January 3, 2017, golf ball manufacturer Volvik announced they had signed Bubba to play their ball. OK, some of you are saying who or what is a Volvik golf ball? And I’m right there with you. The 1st time I saw a Volvik ball was a couple of years ago when I found one on the golf course. It was a matte finish crystalline-looking ball and I have no idea what I did with it. Not being familiar with it I had no pressing desire to play it.

The top players are always looking for ways to improve their games and Bubba wants to add a fun factor as well. In his own statement, Bubba said he became interested in the balls because they were used by the guys in the Long Drive Championship and with great success. So Bubba, as if he needs more distance with his driver, got some Volvik balls and started hitting them on the range and liked them. And better yet, Volvik makes balls in a bunch of different colors and finishes.

I’ll give you 1 guess what color Bubba is looking for. Hot pink of course! The story goes that the Volvik S4 ball which is what Bubba would play is only available in white. Well, Bubba is really wanting to play a pink ball so Volvik apparently found a few dozen for him and is now considering making a run of pink S4’s for Bubba. And Bubba wants a pink golf ball because? He says it would make the game even more fun. And he likes the feel and flight of the S4’s.

What is the next step for Dad and Mom? 1st and foremost , if you have not done so in the last 90 days, have your son’s swing speed checked. It will change as he gets bigger and stronger and it is necessary to know his speed in order to buy the correct golf balls.

Now, having his swing speed, proceed to Volvik.com and look around the site. It is user friendly and all the colorful golf balls make it fun just looking around. After you have cruised the site a bit, select the Ball Fitting tab. This is a logical, clear path toward selecting some proper golf ball options for your son. It is good!

My toughest choice was the color. Different eyes see colors differently. The blues, reds and dark pinks are hard for me to see. White is easiest, but I would enjoy playing with a color other than white. Not sure what color I’ll end up with, but I must be able to see it easily.

Perhaps it’s no problem for you or your son, but remember that the pros have caddies, forecaddies, marshals and fans to help them find their golf balls. Your son on nearly every shot has only himself and perhaps every now and then a group member to help find his ball. The easier it is for his eyes to see his golf ball, the better. Try some different colors. Let him choose several and go along with his choice. There is a definite fun factor with colored golf balls. Help your son increase his fun factor, go with those young eyes!

See you on #1 tee with a fun-looking golf ball… Sam

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