Doing the research can pay off
Asking questions is a great way
to navigate the world of junior golf.
Understanding how tournaments work, how rankings
are compiled, and how college recruiting works
are topics vital to make the most of your junior
The first place to go is right here at the
Junior Golf Scoreboard. We receive more than 30
calls a week from parents and players and we are
glad to talk to them. Sometimes it's a parent
that's just getting started in junior golf or
it's a player in their senior year in high
school wondering if there are still
opportunities to play college golf. After 13
years of following the sport and as a former
junior golf dad, if I don't know the answer then
there are people who work with us that do. For
instance no one knows more about college
recruiting than our columnists John Brooks and
Ted Gleason, and Dean Frischnecht of the Ping
College Golf Guide.
The archive of articles here in "News & Views"
is another great reading list. Most of the
topics actually were written from ideas that
parents gave us, usually in a phone call.
Finally always make friends with other
junior golf families. While you have to be a
little careful about what you hear ("swimming is
bad for a golfer") most parents have good
information about tournaments, tours, places to
stay, and where they find information. If you
hear anything that doesn't seem quite right -
just give us a call ! We need to know what's out
there and you can keep us informed.
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