How do I get my daughter into a great school by playing golf

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  • TigerMomTigerMom Members Posts: 223 ✭✭
    tiger1873 wrote:


    Simply put talent is needed to get to a high level of golf.




    This is a good point - would you say this is more true for golf than for other sports?
  • AtraynAtrayn ClubWRX Posts: 2,051 ✭✭
    To get her to the point where it will make a difference takes a lot of time and based on what she's involved in already....not sure you won't burn her out. Good luck in whatever you decide.
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  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 8,789 ClubWRX
    Hey at least the handle is fitting. TIGERMOM!!!! image/ban.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':ban:' />
  • TigerMomTigerMom Members Posts: 223 ✭✭
    kekoa wrote:


    Hey at least the handle is fitting. TIGERMOM!!!! image/ban.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':ban:' />




    Why ban?
  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 8,789 ClubWRX
    TigerMom wrote:

    kekoa wrote:


    Hey at least the handle is fitting. TIGERMOM!!!! image/ban.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':ban:' />




    Why ban?




    In all seriousness, does your handle have a meaning behind it? My wife is a teacher and they have nicknames for overbearing parents who push their child and teachers to extremes.
  • TigerMomTigerMom Members Posts: 223 ✭✭
    kekoa wrote:

    TigerMom wrote:

    kekoa wrote:


    Hey at least the handle is fitting. TIGERMOM!!!! image/ban.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':ban:' />




    Why ban?




    In all seriousness, does your handle have a meaning behind it? My wife is a teacher and they have nicknames for overbearing parents who push their child and teachers to extremes.




    My older kids call me Tiger Mom



    I have always been strict, but they know everything I do and decision I make regarding their upbringing is to help them succeed and done out of love



    It is a term of affection, but also respect
  • kcapkcap Members Posts: 154 ✭✭
    TigerMom wrote:

    kekoa wrote:

    TigerMom wrote:

    kekoa wrote:


    Hey at least the handle is fitting. TIGERMOM!!!! image/ban.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':ban:' />




    Why ban?




    In all seriousness, does your handle have a meaning behind it? My wife is a teacher and they have nicknames for overbearing parents who push their child and teachers to extremes.




    My older kids call me Tiger Mom



    I have always been strict, but they know everything I do and decision I make regarding their upbringing is to help them succeed and done out of love



    It is a term of affection, but also respect


    I think its cool that your handle is Tiger Mom and I don't believe it makes you over bearing. A lot of people call my wife tiger mom and she is enjoys that title.



    Back to your original question; it feels like your child is going to play a bunch of sports initially and will eventually specialize in one, and the purpose is to help in the admission process of a top Tier university.



    I don't think golf is any different from other sports that you mentioned i.e. Lax or tennis - get her good coaching, get her to play. As she is develops and is showing an ability/interest for the game; start playing tournaments.. the journey is from US Kids to local PGA or state tours along with AJGA and several more depending on where you are located.. the purpose is to make her noticed and highly ranked as a junior etc. IMO there is no secret sauce, it all boils down to interest, talent, hard work and determination - and that could be true for 90% of things your child accomplishes.
  • LlortamaiseyLlortamaisey Members Posts: 5,881 ✭✭
    TigerMom wrote:
    kekoa wrote:

    TigerMom wrote:

    kekoa wrote:


    Hey at least the handle is fitting. TIGERMOM!!!! image/ban.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':ban:' />




    Why ban?




    In all seriousness, does your handle have a meaning behind it? My wife is a teacher and they have nicknames for overbearing parents who push their child and teachers to extremes.




    My older kids call me Tiger Mom



    I have always been strict, but they know everything I do and decision I make regarding their upbringing is to help them succeed and done out of love



    It is a term of affection, but also respect




    Hey Mrs. Chua! I love your books.
  • TigerMomTigerMom Members Posts: 223 ✭✭
    kcap wrote:

    TigerMom wrote:

    kekoa wrote:

    TigerMom wrote:

    kekoa wrote:


    Hey at least the handle is fitting. TIGERMOM!!!! image/ban.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':ban:' />




    Why ban?




    In all seriousness, does your handle have a meaning behind it? My wife is a teacher and they have nicknames for overbearing parents who push their child and teachers to extremes.




    My older kids call me Tiger Mom



    I have always been strict, but they know everything I do and decision I make regarding their upbringing is to help them succeed and done out of love



    It is a term of affection, but also respect


    I think its cool that your handle is Tiger Mom and I don't believe it makes you over bearing. A lot of people call my wife tiger mom and she is enjoys that title.



    Back to your original question; it feels like your child is going to play a bunch of sports initially and will eventually specialize in one, and the purpose is to help in the admission process of a top Tier university.



    I don't think golf is any different from other sports that you mentioned i.e. Lax or tennis - get her good coaching, get her to play. As she is develops and is showing an ability/interest for the game; start playing tournaments.. the journey is from US Kids to local PGA or state tours along with AJGA and several more depending on where you are located.. the purpose is to make her noticed and highly ranked as a junior etc. IMO there is no secret sauce, it all boils down to interest, talent, hard work and determination - and that could be true for 90% of things your child accomplishes.




    Thanks - this is helpful and reinforces what I thought originally



    I am proud to be a Tiger Mom!
  • TigerMomTigerMom Members Posts: 223 ✭✭

    TigerMom wrote:
    kekoa wrote:

    TigerMom wrote:

    kekoa wrote:


    Hey at least the handle is fitting. TIGERMOM!!!! image/ban.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':ban:' />




    Why ban?




    In all seriousness, does your handle have a meaning behind it? My wife is a teacher and they have nicknames for overbearing parents who push their child and teachers to extremes.




    My older kids call me Tiger Mom



    I have always been strict, but they know everything I do and decision I make regarding their upbringing is to help them succeed and done out of love



    It is a term of affection, but also respect




    Hey Mrs. Chua! I love your books.




    Her methods were unconventional by American standards, but very typical in Asia - and effective



    I think we can all learn from different parenting styles and cultures
  • hangontighthangontight Members Posts: 538 ✭✭
    edited Jun 18, 2018 #42
    I am 50% sure that this post is a fake post by a regular trying to get everyone fired up! haha. Brand New ID, only a few posts, hitting on some usual hot points, with a very very stereotypical and fitting handle for the OP. If so, I think its pretty funny! It worked.



    If its legit, then Welcome to the forum, Tigermom! Take the harsh responses lightly, lots of experienced posters on here who have been through the journey with their kids, they know that pushing too hard is a big mistake, thats all. I have a young golfer and have found this forum to be a very helpful resource and sounding board. Lots of good info on here that can be helpful in your journey. Best of luck with your daughter!
  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members Posts: 3,022 ✭✭


    I am 50% sure that this post is a fake post by a regular trying to get everyone fired up! haha. Brand New ID, only a few posts, hitting on some usual hot points, with a very very stereotypical and fitting handle for the OP. If so, I think its pretty funny! It worked.



    If its legit, then Welcome to the forum, Tigermom! Take the harsh responses lightly, lots of experienced posters on here who have been through the journey with their kids, they know that pushing too hard is a big mistake, thats all. I have a young golfer and have found this forum to be a very helpful resource and sounding board. Lots of good info on here that can be helpful in your journey. Best of luck with your daughter!




    LOL.... I agree. That is why I have kept my comments pretty simple. A "Tiger Mom" wouldn't need these forums.
  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 8,789 ClubWRX



    I am 50% sure that this post is a fake post by a regular trying to get everyone fired up! haha. Brand New ID, only a few posts, hitting on some usual hot points, with a very very stereotypical and fitting handle for the OP. If so, I think its pretty funny! It worked.



    If its legit, then Welcome to the forum, Tigermom! Take the harsh responses lightly, lots of experienced posters on here who have been through the journey with their kids, they know that pushing too hard is a big mistake, thats all. I have a young golfer and have found this forum to be a very helpful resource and sounding board. Lots of good info on here that can be helpful in your journey. Best of luck with your daughter!




    LOL.... I agree. That is why I have kept my comments pretty simple. A "Tiger Mom" wouldn't need these forums.




    Probably just trying to inflate her post count to sell something on the BST. image/taunt.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':taunt:' />
  • kcapkcap Members Posts: 154 ✭✭



    I am 50% sure that this post is a fake post by a regular trying to get everyone fired up! haha. Brand New ID, only a few posts, hitting on some usual hot points, with a very very stereotypical and fitting handle for the OP. If so, I think its pretty funny! It worked.



    If its legit, then Welcome to the forum, Tigermom! Take the harsh responses lightly, lots of experienced posters on here who have been through the journey with their kids, they know that pushing too hard is a big mistake, thats all. I have a young golfer and have found this forum to be a very helpful resource and sounding board. Lots of good info on here that can be helpful in your journey. Best of luck with your daughter!




    LOL.... I agree. That is why I have kept my comments pretty simple. A "Tiger Mom" wouldn't need these forums.


    Ha.. now i feel like a idiot, giving all this amazing advice!
  • TigerMomTigerMom Members Posts: 223 ✭✭


    I am 50% sure that this post is a fake post by a regular trying to get everyone fired up! haha. Brand New ID, only a few posts, hitting on some usual hot points, with a very very stereotypical and fitting handle for the OP. If so, I think its pretty funny! It worked.



    If its legit, then Welcome to the forum, Tigermom! Take the harsh responses lightly, lots of experienced posters on here who have been through the journey with their kids, they know that pushing too hard is a big mistake, thats all. I have a young golfer and have found this forum to be a very helpful resource and sounding board. Lots of good info on here that can be helpful in your journey. Best of luck with your daughter!




    I am real



  • hangontighthangontight Members Posts: 538 ✭✭
    TigerMom wrote:



    I am 50% sure that this post is a fake post by a regular trying to get everyone fired up! haha. Brand New ID, only a few posts, hitting on some usual hot points, with a very very stereotypical and fitting handle for the OP. If so, I think its pretty funny! It worked.



    If its legit, then Welcome to the forum, Tigermom! Take the harsh responses lightly, lots of experienced posters on here who have been through the journey with their kids, they know that pushing too hard is a big mistake, thats all. I have a young golfer and have found this forum to be a very helpful resource and sounding board. Lots of good info on here that can be helpful in your journey. Best of luck with your daughter!




    I am real




    Well we’re you are here! You’ve gotten some good advice, keep it fun and challenging to suit her personality and she will (hopefully ) love the game forever. If she loves it and if SHE wants it bad enough, just maybe she will be good enough to play in college. Take some Time to read through some older threads, lots of good perspectives to consider.
  • theboypinoytheboypinoy Members Posts: 2,042 ✭✭
    edited Jun 19, 2018 #48
    I think it's great you're planning for your kid already.



    As an Ivy League alumnus, parents are very important on the journey. My parents certainly planned like you, but were incredibly supporting and encouraging. They never forced me to do anything I didn't want.



    I was never forced to study, I did that because I wanted to. Stay upbeat and encourage them. When your child gets older and faces pressure, be there for them and support them.



    Extracurricular activities are great, but find something that they will be passionate about. Find something unique for them and it's something they love.
  • SkiSchoolProSkiSchoolPro Members Posts: 623
    Interesting article- http://therecruitingcode.com/the-myth-of-the-college-golf-scholarship/

    A “tiger mom” reads a newspaper article about unused golf scholarships. The next day she has signed her six year old up for golf lessons.
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  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    Years ago NPR was interviewing the then director of Harvard Law school admissions. They also took a few calls. One caller, who lived on Long Island by the way, talked about two pre-schools she and her husband were looking at for their 4 year old daughter. They wanted to know which pre-school would look better on the daughter's Harvard Law application.
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  • Belmont148Belmont148 Members Posts: 1,487 ✭✭
    I was going to post this after reading the OP first post, but decided to wait and eat some popcorn first.



    IMO, you are one of the following:



    1. A troll that is just trying to light a few fires.



    2. Screwed, because you are trying to achieve a pretty lofty goal, and you decide to reach out to WRX for initial advice. Someone with a chance to develop a top golfer and get into an Ivy league school would not need advice from a WRX forum. If they do, and they don't know anything about golf, then bless your heart.
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  • darter79darter79 Members Posts: 687 ✭✭
    Couple things. Don't take her skiing ever. She could get hurt and then would have no chance at any future. But you should "homeschool" her so she can practice golf 12 hours a day. The best thing you can do for your child at 6. When they are 10 bump up practice to about 15 hours a day.
  • darter79darter79 Members Posts: 687 ✭✭
    Sean2 wrote:


    Years ago NPR was interviewing the then director of Harvard Law school admissions. They also took a few calls. One caller, who lived on Long Island by the way, talked about two pre-schools she and her husband were looking at for their 4 year old daughter. They wanted to know which pre-school would look better on the daughter's Harvard Law application.




    that sounds a lot like my wife's ex husband.
  • tatertottatertot Members Posts: 4,329 ✭✭
    darter79 wrote:


    Couple things. Don't take her skiing ever. She could get hurt and then would have no chance at any future. But you should "homeschool" her so she can practice golf 12 hours a day. The best thing you can do for your child at 6. When they are 10 bump up practice to about 15 hours a day.




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  • KBongKBong Members Posts: 1,194 ✭✭


    I am 50% sure that this post is a fake post by a regular trying to get everyone fired up! haha. Brand New ID, only a few posts, hitting on some usual hot points, with a very very stereotypical and fitting handle for the OP. If so, I think its pretty funny! It worked.


    Yes, likely some 15 year old kid trolling.

    Notice after starting a few threads and posting frequently he has gone MIA.



    Likely because school's out now and he's now working 8 hours a day at Baskin & Robbins...so no time for cyber space anymore.
  • CircaflexCircaflex Well, I gotta go now. I’ve got a lotta bouncin’ to do! Members Posts: 727 ✭✭
    TigerMom wrote:


    The best professors who could work anywhere want to be at the most prestigious schools




    That is 100% not true.


    TigerMom wrote:


    But the real value is in the connections made and credential (degree) received - a Harvard degree will get you an interview or a foot in the door easier than from any other place




    Connections I will agree with you about, but just because you went to Harvard doesnt mean youll get an interview. I've known plenty of Ivy Leaguers who were passed up for other applicants.


    TigerMom wrote:


    State schools are cheaper, but I think most would agree you get what you pay for in making that trade off




    100% disagree with this statement. There are plenty of state schools with higher accreditations than Ivy Leagues for specific subjects. Some of the best professors might just want to be near their family and teach locally. Most of the good ones arent in it for the money or to say "yea I teach at Harvard."
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  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members Posts: 3,022 ✭✭
    KBong wrote:



    I am 50% sure that this post is a fake post by a regular trying to get everyone fired up! haha. Brand New ID, only a few posts, hitting on some usual hot points, with a very very stereotypical and fitting handle for the OP. If so, I think its pretty funny! It worked.


    Yes, likely some 15 year old kid trolling.

    Notice after starting a few threads and posting frequently he has gone MIA.



    Likely because school's out now and he's now working 8 hours a day at Baskin & Robbins...so no time for cyber space anymore.




    Several of us are texting and think it is someone in this section just posing.
  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 8,789 ClubWRX
    TigerMom wrote:



    I am 50% sure that this post is a fake post by a regular trying to get everyone fired up! haha. Brand New ID, only a few posts, hitting on some usual hot points, with a very very stereotypical and fitting handle for the OP. If so, I think its pretty funny! It worked.



    If its legit, then Welcome to the forum, Tigermom! Take the harsh responses lightly, lots of experienced posters on here who have been through the journey with their kids, they know that pushing too hard is a big mistake, thats all. I have a young golfer and have found this forum to be a very helpful resource and sounding board. Lots of good info on here that can be helpful in your journey. Best of luck with your daughter!




    I am real




    So you are not a robot right? Post a swing vid to prove it!!!
  • TigerMomTigerMom Members Posts: 223 ✭✭
    kekoa wrote:

    TigerMom wrote:



    I am 50% sure that this post is a fake post by a regular trying to get everyone fired up! haha. Brand New ID, only a few posts, hitting on some usual hot points, with a very very stereotypical and fitting handle for the OP. If so, I think its pretty funny! It worked.



    If its legit, then Welcome to the forum, Tigermom! Take the harsh responses lightly, lots of experienced posters on here who have been through the journey with their kids, they know that pushing too hard is a big mistake, thats all. I have a young golfer and have found this forum to be a very helpful resource and sounding board. Lots of good info on here that can be helpful in your journey. Best of luck with your daughter!




    I am real




    So you are not a robot right? Post a swing vid to prove it!!!




    Only if you let me into exclusive texting club



    You are member?
  • kcapkcap Members Posts: 154 ✭✭
    TigerMom wrote:

    kekoa wrote:

    TigerMom wrote:



    I am 50% sure that this post is a fake post by a regular trying to get everyone fired up! haha. Brand New ID, only a few posts, hitting on some usual hot points, with a very very stereotypical and fitting handle for the OP. If so, I think its pretty funny! It worked.



    If its legit, then Welcome to the forum, Tigermom! Take the harsh responses lightly, lots of experienced posters on here who have been through the journey with their kids, they know that pushing too hard is a big mistake, thats all. I have a young golfer and have found this forum to be a very helpful resource and sounding board. Lots of good info on here that can be helpful in your journey. Best of luck with your daughter!




    I am real




    So you are not a robot right? Post a swing vid to prove it!!!




    Only if you let me into exclusive texting club



    You are member?


    That was a funny response !!
  • leezer99leezer99 I swear I am quitting this site every day... Members Posts: 975 ✭✭
    kcap wrote:

    TigerMom wrote:

    kekoa wrote:

    TigerMom wrote:



    I am 50% sure that this post is a fake post by a regular trying to get everyone fired up! haha. Brand New ID, only a few posts, hitting on some usual hot points, with a very very stereotypical and fitting handle for the OP. If so, I think its pretty funny! It worked.



    If its legit, then Welcome to the forum, Tigermom! Take the harsh responses lightly, lots of experienced posters on here who have been through the journey with their kids, they know that pushing too hard is a big mistake, thats all. I have a young golfer and have found this forum to be a very helpful resource and sounding board. Lots of good info on here that can be helpful in your journey. Best of luck with your daughter!




    I am real




    So you are not a robot right? Post a swing vid to prove it!!!




    Only if you let me into exclusive texting club



    You are member?


    That was a funny response !!




    Yeah... how do you get in on this? LOL

    There's definitely something more important that I should be doing.

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