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GreenToTee put on a great junior golf fitness program at the beginning of the year thanks to Redefined Fitness. Their location in Wilmette IL offer Junior Golfers Fitness Programs that will help them improve in golf and all sports.
If you didn’t have a chance to make the Junior Fitness Classes, more will form in the upcoming seasons. And if you prefer to try a golf fitness challenge, please check out this one.
Klein’s threesome, which included Alex Church of Timonium, Md., and Andrew Bonner of Ripon, Calif., was warned for slow play. The players were clocked again at the fifth hole and they were all docked a stroke.
The three players appealed to USGA officials. Klein turned out to be the only player penalized, so his score of one became a two.
“It’s a birdie,” said the USGA’s David Staebler, director of the Junior Amateur tournament, shrugging his shoulders.
Oh man. This story makes the old Doc Graves story (a friend of mine, btw, and a man that still stands by that decision so many years later) look like petty larceny.
My biggest problem with this story? As much as it pains me so so so much that this kid lost his ace because of slow play, as we say in golf parlance, “that is the rules.” Sure, they might suck at times, and ruin a kid’s day (or career), but we all know the rules on slow play, we all know that you get warned, and we all know that you then get put on the clock. If this kid continued to be this slow, it really is, sadly, his fault.
But boy oh boy, to lose an ace in a USGA event because of something like this? I wish he was 21 so I could buy him a beer. Connor has a Twitter account, but hasn’t updated it since July 4. I’m surprised last night didn’t force him to go pounding out curse words on the social site, but the better for him.
(Also, hats off to Klein … kid made birdie on the next hole after finding out about this. I like that bounce-back. Instead of taking your frustration out on the officials, take it out on the course. A very important lesson to be learned there.)
At least he took solace in his bounce-back birdie!
Hank Haney wrote a nice piece in the August 2011 Golf Digest Issue.
Hank explains most American golfers get to the pro tours through college golf…and most of them play on scholarship.
Hank has expertise in all aspects of teaching, learning and the business of golf. Not to mention a storied tradition coaching Tiger Woods as the World’s number 1 player.
Hank also coached golf for five years at SMU (Southern Methodist University).
Here’s what Hank explains collect coaches look for:
“Top college coaches look for two things: the ability to shoot under par in tournaments and room to improve. To attract attention, high-school girls generally need to be shooting in the mid-70s and boys in the low 70s.” That’s his basic golf stat definition.
Hank also describes some additional helpful items:
1. Good Grades
2. A Positive Attitude, and
3. A Strong Work Ethic.
How do you stack up to Hank’s outline of what it takes to play College Golf?
Learn how to play the game the right way.
The PGA wants to help golfers have more fun on the course and enhance their overall experience by playing from a set of tees best suited to their abilities.
You would be amazed at how much more fun you will have, and you will learn to better assess your current skill level.
You’ll see what a difference the score will be from the right distance. Then you might decide on the areas you want to set goals to improve.
Before you know it, with concentrated, focused effort, and great coaching, you might really be playing from the Pro Tees!
For results on the Winnetka Junior Golfers results, please see the following:
Chicago Area Junior Golf Team Results
Individual results for Northbrook and Winnetka Golf Teams will be posted this week.
Look for Match 3 results soon.
High School Senior Girl Scholarships
Award winners receive a grant of $2000 yearly. The Scholarship is renewable each year, for four years, if the student meets the following requirements: continued financial need and a grade point average above the 3.0 level.
October 1st, 2011 Deadline for Girls Golf Scholarship
PRELIMINARY APPLICATIONS…may be obtained by sending a request, stating you have read the information concerning your eligibility, with a self addressed stamped envelope, SASE, after October 1st to:WWGF SCHOLARSHIPS 393 Ramsay Road Deerfield, IL 60015
You can get great values in Junior Golf today.
Course owners and operators look for ways to attract you.
You and your Junior Golfer can gain great Golf Experience throughout Chicago.
Billy Casper Golf (BCG) announced a “Kids Play Free Program” at course throughout the US and Illinois Golf Courses have plenty of opportunities for you.
As with many offers, you have to make sure that the BCG Course on your list will choose to participate. It is worth a quick call to see, could easily save you $20 or more so the your kid can play with you.
Here’s a link to the Press Release.
Here’s a link to the Illinois Golf Courses that might offer the “Kids Play Free Program“.
Chicago Golf Courses