PGA Junior League All-Stars - New Rules

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  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 9,063 ClubWRX

    Any of you local guys in California playing a regional match on the 11th?

  • leezer99leezer99 I swear I am quitting this site every day... Members Posts: 1,215 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @kekoa said:
    Any of you local guys in California playing a regional match on the 11th?

    Yeah, we'll see you at Alhambra.

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

  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 9,063 ClubWRX

    @leezer99 said:

    @kekoa said:
    Any of you local guys in California playing a regional match on the 11th?

    Yeah, we'll see you at Alhambra.

    Hmmm So I get to meet the legend himself. See you there.

  • leezer99leezer99 I swear I am quitting this site every day... Members Posts: 1,215 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @kekoa said:

    @leezer99 said:

    @kekoa said:
    Any of you local guys in California playing a regional match on the 11th?

    Yeah, we'll see you at Alhambra.

    Hmmm So I get to meet the legend himself. See you there.

    LOL - my son was asked to be on your team two years ago. I just never wanted to make the 45 minute drive to RH when there was a local team 10 minutes away.

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

  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 9,063 ClubWRX

    @leezer99 said:

    @kekoa said:

    @leezer99 said:

    @kekoa said:
    Any of you local guys in California playing a regional match on the 11th?

    Yeah, we'll see you at Alhambra.

    Hmmm So I get to meet the legend himself. See you there.

    LOL - my son was asked to be on your team two years ago. I just never wanted to make the 45 minute drive to RH when there was a local team 10 minutes away.

    May switch it up next year to a stronger team that gets to play much better courses. Not really a fan of playing the same course each week against others from the same team.

  • leezer99leezer99 I swear I am quitting this site every day... Members Posts: 1,215 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @kekoa said:

    @leezer99 said:

    @kekoa said:

    @leezer99 said:

    @kekoa said:
    Any of you local guys in California playing a regional match on the 11th?

    Yeah, we'll see you at Alhambra.

    Hmmm So I get to meet the legend himself. See you there.

    LOL - my son was asked to be on your team two years ago. I just never wanted to make the 45 minute drive to RH when there was a local team 10 minutes away.

    May switch it up next year to a stronger team that gets to play much better courses. Not really a fan of playing the same course each week against others from the same team.

    You see the yardages they recommend for the postseason? It's super short for the 11u kids.

    Boys 11-under and Girls 13-under will play from the FORWARD tees. Boys 12-over and Girls 14-over will play from the BACK tees.

    Recommended maximum yardages for the FORWARD tees throughout regular season and
    Section Championships/qualifiers will be 2,300 yards:
    a. Par threes should not exceed 115 yards.
    b. Par fours should not exceed 275 yards.
    c. Par fives should not exceed 375 yards.

    Recommended maximum yardages for the BACK tees throughout regular season and Section
    Championships/qualifiers will be 2,600 yards:
    a. Par threes should not exceed 130 yards.
    b. Par fours should not exceed 300 yards.
    c. Par fives should not exceed 415 yards.

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

  • Golfingdawg19Golfingdawg19 Members Posts: 411 ✭✭✭✭

    With them having up tees for the girls and younger boys that may alter how teams now set things up. Before you wanted a bunch of 13 year old boys. Now an elite 10 or 11 year old boy could do some damage from the up tees. Same thing for girls. Be interesting to see if you see a change in the all star team make-up moving forward.

  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members Posts: 3,245 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Golfingdawg19 said:
    With them having up tees for the girls and younger boys that may alter how teams now set things up. Before you wanted a bunch of 13 year old boys. Now an elite 10 or 11 year old boy could do some damage from the up tees. Same thing for girls. Be interesting to see if you see a change in the all star team make-up moving forward.

    But those yardages are just through the sections. They don't make any since. Go past Sections and everyone plays the same yardage. So a team with little kids advances and gets crushed because of distance. Distance in golf is the greatest of all equalizers.

  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 9,063 ClubWRX

    @heavy_hitter said:

    @Golfingdawg19 said:
    With them having up tees for the girls and younger boys that may alter how teams now set things up. Before you wanted a bunch of 13 year old boys. Now an elite 10 or 11 year old boy could do some damage from the up tees. Same thing for girls. Be interesting to see if you see a change in the all star team make-up moving forward.

    But those yardages are just through the sections. They don't make any since. Go past Sections and everyone plays the same yardage. So a team with little kids advances and gets crushed because of distance. Distance in golf is the greatest of all equalizers.

    Does this hold true if a little guy gets paired with a consistent bomber? Ideally both kids will be bombers, but that won't be the case for our team. there are like (3) 9 year olds :\

  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members Posts: 3,245 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @kekoa said:

    @heavy_hitter said:

    @Golfingdawg19 said:
    With them having up tees for the girls and younger boys that may alter how teams now set things up. Before you wanted a bunch of 13 year old boys. Now an elite 10 or 11 year old boy could do some damage from the up tees. Same thing for girls. Be interesting to see if you see a change in the all star team make-up moving forward.

    But those yardages are just through the sections. They don't make any since. Go past Sections and everyone plays the same yardage. So a team with little kids advances and gets crushed because of distance. Distance in golf is the greatest of all equalizers.

    Does this hold true if a little guy gets paired with a consistent bomber? Ideally both kids will be bombers, but that won't be the case for our team. there are like (3) 9 year olds :\

    I hear what you are saying. What if a team has no bombers or limited with them? Two kids that are short knockers that can play ok from a short distance but are just over matched from a longer distance. I don't agree with the decision to do this, but they didn't ask me.

  • BloctonGolf11BloctonGolf11 Members Posts: 296 ✭✭✭✭

    The distances are interesting but they do give our squad a decent chance in section as we are filled with talented but young kids. We only have really 1 or 2 kids who can rip it but almost all of our kids are extremely good approach and short game players. Helps that we are hosting again this year as well.

    Just a father and son on a journey together through golf....
  • Golfingdawg19Golfingdawg19 Members Posts: 411 ✭✭✭✭

    Our team is moving on to the second round and those distances apply there as well.

  • leezer99leezer99 I swear I am quitting this site every day... Members Posts: 1,215 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @kekoa said:

    @heavy_hitter said:

    @Golfingdawg19 said:
    With them having up tees for the girls and younger boys that may alter how teams now set things up. Before you wanted a bunch of 13 year old boys. Now an elite 10 or 11 year old boy could do some damage from the up tees. Same thing for girls. Be interesting to see if you see a change in the all star team make-up moving forward.

    But those yardages are just through the sections. They don't make any since. Go past Sections and everyone plays the same yardage. So a team with little kids advances and gets crushed because of distance. Distance in golf is the greatest of all equalizers.

    Does this hold true if a little guy gets paired with a consistent bomber? Ideally both kids will be bombers, but that won't be the case for our team. there are like (3) 9 year olds :\

    Yeah but those are all pretty awesome 9 year olds.

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

  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 9,063 ClubWRX

    @leezer99 said:

    @kekoa said:

    @heavy_hitter said:

    @Golfingdawg19 said:
    With them having up tees for the girls and younger boys that may alter how teams now set things up. Before you wanted a bunch of 13 year old boys. Now an elite 10 or 11 year old boy could do some damage from the up tees. Same thing for girls. Be interesting to see if you see a change in the all star team make-up moving forward.

    But those yardages are just through the sections. They don't make any since. Go past Sections and everyone plays the same yardage. So a team with little kids advances and gets crushed because of distance. Distance in golf is the greatest of all equalizers.

    Does this hold true if a little guy gets paired with a consistent bomber? Ideally both kids will be bombers, but that won't be the case for our team. there are like (3) 9 year olds :\

    Yeah but those are all pretty awesome 9 year olds.

    Played a practice match friday. 2 nine yr olds vs. 2 eleven yr olds. My son sunk a birdie on 9 to beat them. The 9’s shot -5 against their -4. That was fun.
    For those experienced would you pair an 11 yo and 9 yo or keep similar aged kids partnered up? If you go with the former, Im thinking the kids may not be used to distances if paired with a longer hitter. This works with the new changes in tees.

  • leezer99leezer99 I swear I am quitting this site every day... Members Posts: 1,215 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @kekoa said:
    Played a practice match friday. 2 nine yr olds vs. 2 eleven yr olds. My son sunk a birdie on 9 to beat them. The 9’s shot -5 against their -4. That was fun.
    For those experienced would you pair an 11 yo and 9 yo or keep similar aged kids partnered up? If you go with the former, Im thinking the kids may not be used to distances if paired with a longer hitter. This works with the new changes in tees.

    I don't know what our coach is going to do for pairings but I think my son will be with a younger player. They have a team practice this week so we'll see...

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

  • leezer99leezer99 I swear I am quitting this site every day... Members Posts: 1,215 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

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

  • YelwarYelwar Members Posts: 20 ✭✭

    Our team won our sectional this past weekend and while the forward tees had an impact I don't think it was as drastic as I feared. My son is still 11 but he is on the older side and hits the ball very well. He was paired with a 13 yo who is also above average for distance. On the 9 hole track we played there were 2 holes (par4/5) that the forward tees made an impact. The par 4 opening hole was reachable with driver from the forward tees but it was also a risk/reward shot with it being uphill and well protected by bunkers, and one of the par 5s had the forward tee up about 75 yards so a good shot provided a distance advantage. For the rest of the holes there was a minor difference but not enough to make it silly. I favored the two tees as it also helped keep the pace of play up for some of the weaker teams but I'm totally fine with them eliminating it for the regional round.

  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 9,063 ClubWRX

    Happy to see my son's team is moving on to sectionals. I'm still trying to get me arms around the different format over two days, but the kids are excited nonetheless. No real expectations, but hoping for the best.

  • BloctonGolf11BloctonGolf11 Members Posts: 296 ✭✭✭✭
    edited Aug 12, 2019 5:06pm #110

    Boy talk about some pressure on a 9 year old. My son's All-Star section took a crazy turn. Our squad's semi-final match got called due to lightning with only my son and his partner and their opponents left on the course with our squad up 6 flags to 5 flags. They were on their last flag and had already split their first hole. My son put the team's tee shot in a bunker while his opponents were on the green on a Par 3 when they called it. Had to finish it in the morning. Little buddy and his partner couldn't get the bunker shot up and down (no making excuses but it was a tricky shot not helped by some soaking wet sand and I am sure he was feeling the pressure) and tied the last hole so their opponents took the flag and their top 2 beat our top 2 on the first playoff hole. Crazy couple of days....

    On the tee discussion I do not think it made that big of an impact. The way the PGA set up the course 4 of the holes literally had less than 5 yards difference which was pretty asinine to me.

    Just a father and son on a journey together through golf....
  • leezer99leezer99 I swear I am quitting this site every day... Members Posts: 1,215 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @kekoa said:
    Happy to see my son's team is moving on to sectionals. I'm still trying to get me arms around the different format over two days, but the kids are excited nonetheless. No real expectations, but hoping for the best.

    Go to the men's locker room and you can find my picture up on the wall (if they're still there) at that course you are playing. Look for the white srixon hat and goofy **** smile. LOL

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

  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 9,063 ClubWRX

    @leezer99 Was that for course record (highest score?) :#

  • leezer99leezer99 I swear I am quitting this site every day... Members Posts: 1,215 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @kekoa said:
    @leezer99 Was that for course record (highest score?) :#

    Find the wall and you'll see. :D

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

  • Pinewood GolferPinewood Golfer Members Posts: 146 ✭✭✭

    @heavy_hitter said:

    @Golfingdawg19 said:
    With them having up tees for the girls and younger boys that may alter how teams now set things up. Before you wanted a bunch of 13 year old boys. Now an elite 10 or 11 year old boy could do some damage from the up tees. Same thing for girls. Be interesting to see if you see a change in the all star team make-up moving forward.

    But those yardages are just through the sections. They don't make any since. Go past Sections and everyone plays the same yardage. So a team with little kids advances and gets crushed because of distance. Distance in golf is the greatest of all equalizers.

    I think they are still separate tees after sectionals but the yardage is increased up to 25% (which is a large increase). At least that’s the way I read it. That would mean max yardage of 3250 for “back tees” and 2770 of “forward” tees. Those are very reasonable numbers.

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