We have launched our new enhanced Editor. There is an overview and tutorial Here.

Fortnite and Rickie Fowler

13
4

Comments

  • tsecortsecor Loading........  4490Members Posts: 4,490
    Joined:  #62


    What do you know? The Fortnite thread in the junior section is a Hot Topic.



    Pleasure Park, Lazy Links, and the Viking place (don't know if it has a name) are really cool. My kid wants a golf skin and a Driver for a pick axe.
    lazy links is awesome.....golf carts with side pipes that you can drift? I wish that was real life
    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • Belmont148Belmont148  1508Members Posts: 1,508
    Joined:  #63
    I called it 4 weeks ago to my kid that they need to have a skin of a Scottish bad-a** in a kilt that looks like Liam Neeson. With a golf bag for a back bling and a driver for a pick axe. And look what they go and do to the map. Golf skins will be here shortly.
    Posted:
    Current Bag:

    G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
    F8+ 4W- HZRDUS Black 75 Stiff
    Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
    Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
    Glide Stealth 54SS and 58ES Project X LZ 5.5
    Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2
  • Palmetto GolferPalmetto Golfer  167Members Posts: 167
    Joined:  edited Jul 21, 2018 #64
    I am a little late to the party but Tigermom's sanctimonious post has triggered me!! We set limits in my house. You can do anything too much...even practice golf.



    Tigermom said if only he didn't play video games he could reach his potential.... If only Ninja wasn't playing video games, he could have done something with his life. I applaud Ninja's parents because I don't think I would have reacted very well if my son he wanted to play video games for a living.



    https://www.cnbc.com...e-fortnite.html ...btw....I have read his monthly income is actually closer to $1 million a month.



    Tiger Woods was (probably still is) a big video game player. He played Call of Duty all the time. If only he hadn't played video games, he could have been a good golfer!!!
    Posted:
  • tsecortsecor Loading........  4490Members Posts: 4,490
    Joined:  #65
    a tiger woods skin coming?
    Posted:
  • Belmont148Belmont148  1508Members Posts: 1,508
    Joined:  #66
    So my son really wanted to make the Jr League All Stars this year. So about a week or two ago he decided to get back serious and had me book a lesson with his PGAJL coach. After that first lesson I saw a major transformation in his attitude, excitement, and most of all his swing. He worked everyday on it, and had another group lesson yesterday and hit better than I had ever seen him. This afternoon he went out and shot his lowest round ever. Beating his previous best by 4 strokes. Can't tell you how proud I am of him, and to see him turn around so much.



    Still plays Fortnite everyday by the way, and watched The Open today before our tee time cheering for Tiger. The best part is I got every shot of his stellar round today on our new Gopro. Can't wait to edit the shots and enjoy that keepsake.
    Posted:
    Current Bag:

    G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
    F8+ 4W- HZRDUS Black 75 Stiff
    Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
    Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
    Glide Stealth 54SS and 58ES Project X LZ 5.5
    Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2
  • theboypinoytheboypinoy  2094Members Posts: 2,094
    Joined:  #67
    Fortnite is a big part of kids' social lives right now, especially with summer break.



    It's a free game, allowing everyone to play. I wish there were free games like that readily available when I was younger; I always had to wait when they went on sale, and by that time, the new thing was in.



    I'm not surprised kids would choose to play instead of watching Golf Channel; it's a lot of fun.



    I was a solid junior golfer, but still dabbled in video games.
    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter  3479Members Posts: 3,479
    Joined:  #68
    TigerMom wrote:




    Only sad because that is what the parents allow them to do. That is a lack of parenting. I know my kid is outside at least 4 hours playing golf everyday. Probably another hour playing basketball in the driveway or riding his bike. Usually stay in mid-day because it is so flipping hot. The late afternoons it rains and storms.
    Posted:
  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter  3479Members Posts: 3,479
    Joined:  edited Jul 23, 2018 #69
    TigerMom wrote:


    TigerMom wrote:




    Only sad because that is what the parents allow them to do. That is a lack of parenting. I know my kid is outside at least 4 hours playing golf everyday. Probably another hour playing basketball in the driveway or riding his bike. Usually stay in mid-day because it is so flipping hot. The late afternoons it rains and storms.




    Yes but it seems like there are many videogame (and Fortnight) apologists on this forum



    It is obviously addictive



    Dangerous to dabble in things that can cause addictions IMVHO




    Anything can be addictive. Nothing wrong with moderation.
    Posted:
    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • tsecortsecor Loading........  4490Members Posts: 4,490
    Joined:  #70

    TigerMom wrote:


    TigerMom wrote:




    Only sad because that is what the parents allow them to do. That is a lack of parenting. I know my kid is outside at least 4 hours playing golf everyday. Probably another hour playing basketball in the driveway or riding his bike. Usually stay in mid-day because it is so flipping hot. The late afternoons it rains and storms.




    Yes but it seems like there are many videogame (and Fortnight) apologists on this forum



    It is obviously addictive



    Dangerous to dabble in things that can cause addictions IMVHO




    Anything can be addictive. Nothing wrong with moderation.
    not everyone has an addictive personality either....if you don't like video games, that's fine for you....if the kid golfs over 4 hrs a day, is he addicted to golf? that's ok I guess?
    Posted:
  • tsecortsecor Loading........  4490Members Posts: 4,490
    Joined:  #71
    not if you are practicing 4 hours....
    Posted:
  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter  3479Members Posts: 3,479
    Joined:  #72
    tsecor wrote:


    TigerMom wrote:


    TigerMom wrote:




    Only sad because that is what the parents allow them to do. That is a lack of parenting. I know my kid is outside at least 4 hours playing golf everyday. Probably another hour playing basketball in the driveway or riding his bike. Usually stay in mid-day because it is so flipping hot. The late afternoons it rains and storms.




    Yes but it seems like there are many videogame (and Fortnight) apologists on this forum



    It is obviously addictive



    Dangerous to dabble in things that can cause addictions IMVHO




    Anything can be addictive. Nothing wrong with moderation.
    not everyone has an addictive personality either....if you don't like video games, that's fine for you....if the kid golfs over 4 hrs a day, is he addicted to golf? that's ok I guess?




    My kid has been addicted to Golf, Fishing, Basketball, and Fortnite. Notice I didn't say any other video game. He is addicted to Fortnite because it is social for him. He doesn't text, he doesn't talk on the phone, he doesn't surf the web, he has never played any other video game. He played Rory, Madden, WWF, and COD but for a very short time. He golfs and plays Fortnite. Fortnite will eventually go away.
    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • tsecortsecor Loading........  4490Members Posts: 4,490
    Joined:  #73
    my nephew just attended a fortnite party....its taken over the world....
    Posted:
  • ChipwichChipwich  34Members Posts: 34
    Joined:  #74
    Just watched my kid play squads in Fortnite. His teammates were getting mad at him because he kept hitting golf balls through windows and towers instead of killing people! Hysterical!
    Posted:
  • 4rheel4rheel OC, California 2082Members Posts: 2,082
    Joined:  #75
    Son played in a tourney on Sat and said one of of the players in his foursome starts talking about fortnite after the first green. The kid goes on to shoot one over and my kid tanks bcuz he couldn’t stop talking about it. Strategy or not, fortnite is ruining my kids focus. Hahahaha
    Posted:
  • BertGABertGA  360Members Posts: 360
    Joined:  #76
    4rheel wrote:


    Son played in a tourney on Sat and said one of of the players in his foursome starts talking about fortnite after the first green. The kid goes on to shoot one over and my kid tanks bcuz he couldn’t stop talking about it. Strategy or not, fortnite is ruining my kids focus. Hahahaha




    That kid’s gonna make some cash later on. Straight hustler.
    Posted:
  • wildcatdenwildcatden China Cat Sunflower  1061Members Posts: 1,061
    Joined:  #77
    leezer99 wrote:

    BertGA wrote:

    4rheel wrote:


    Son played in a tourney on Sat and said one of of the players in his foursome starts talking about fortnite after the first green. The kid goes on to shoot one over and my kid tanks bcuz he couldn't stop talking about it. Strategy or not, fortnite is ruining my kids focus. Hahahaha




    That kid's gonna make some cash later on. Straight hustler.




    Makes me wonder about the distractions our kids face in this day and age. I don't remember talking about video games during baseball games growing up. Of course all we had was an Atari 2600.




    In my day, we talked about MTV's latest music video.
    Posted:

    -- Two things don't last long. Dogs chasing cars and golf pro's putting for pars. --

  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • tsecortsecor Loading........  4490Members Posts: 4,490
    Joined:  #78
    im sure the pga stars like Spieth and Ricky play tons of fortnite
    Posted:
  • BertGABertGA  360Members Posts: 360
    Joined:  #79
    leezer99 wrote:

    BertGA wrote:

    4rheel wrote:


    Son played in a tourney on Sat and said one of of the players in his foursome starts talking about fortnite after the first green. The kid goes on to shoot one over and my kid tanks bcuz he couldn't stop talking about it. Strategy or not, fortnite is ruining my kids focus. Hahahaha




    That kid's gonna make some cash later on. Straight hustler.




    Makes me wonder about the distractions our kids face in this day and age. I don't remember talking about video games during baseball games growing up. Of course all we had was an Atari 2600.




    Yeah, stories about epic Space Invaders games just don’t really hold up.
    Posted:
  • eebombeebomb  577Members Posts: 577
    Joined:  #80
    What the **** is fortnite
    Posted:
  • 4rheel4rheel OC, California 2082Members Posts: 2,082
    Joined:  edited Jul 23, 2018 #81
    BertGA wrote:

    leezer99 wrote:

    BertGA wrote:

    4rheel wrote:


    Son played in a tourney on Sat and said one of of the players in his foursome starts talking about fortnite after the first green. The kid goes on to shoot one over and my kid tanks bcuz he couldn't stop talking about it. Strategy or not, fortnite is ruining my kids focus. Hahahaha




    That kid's gonna make some cash later on. Straight hustler.




    Makes me wonder about the distractions our kids face in this day and age. I don't remember talking about video games during baseball games growing up. Of course all we had was an Atari 2600.




    Yeah, stories about epic Space Invaders games just don't really hold up.




    Remember when it first came out and how addicting that game was ... Crap, just dated myself.



    But we definitely didn't talk about vidz during competitive sports.


    tsecor wrote:


    im sure the pga stars like Spieth and Ricky play tons of fortnite




    I heard old guys like Tiger do too
    Posted:
  • kcapkcap  199Members Posts: 199
    Joined:  edited Jul 24, 2018 #82


    I am a little late to the party but Tigermom's sanctimonious post has triggered me!! We set limits in my house. You can do anything too much...even practice golf.



    Tigermom said if only he didn't play video games he could reach his potential.... If only Ninja wasn't playing video games, he could have done something with his life. I applaud Ninja's parents because I don't think I would have reacted very well if my son he wanted to play video games for a living.



    [url="https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/19/tyler-ninja-blevins-explains-how-he-makes-more-than-500000-a-month-playing-video-game-fortnite.html"]https://www.cnbc.com...e-fortnite.html[/url] ...btw....I have read his monthly income is actually closer to $1 million a month.



    Tiger Woods was (probably still is) a big video game player. He played Call of Duty all the time. If only he hadn't played video games, he could have been a good golfer!!!


    E Gaming and streamers is such a big phenomena.

    My little guy made a very telling statement yesterday; he lamented about his generation as several of his buddies want to become a professional gamer rather than professional athlete..- i get it that they will likely become neither. That said, it does beg the question that if demand and interest in 2025-30 (when several of our kids are applying for college) is in E sports and virtual sports and not traditional sports than have we all got it wrong.



    What if Tiger Mom was told than in 2030 when her 7yr old was applying to a IVY college, there are more scholarships for an E-Gamer than a member of womens golf team? Would she change her view? It is possible, scholarships are a function of revenue, and imagine if a NCAA makes e-gaming a sport with streaming rights.



    As I said before, we do not have Fortnite in the house but my guys has and does play other video games. I think anything in moderation is fine and golf is my son's passion hence all the time and investment.. but I do wonder if E gaming is basically the future hence all the investment has diminishing returns.
    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • tsecortsecor Loading........  4490Members Posts: 4,490
    Joined:  #83
    playground coming back today
    Posted:
  • leezer99leezer99 Boy - 2026  1494Members Posts: 1,494
    Joined:  #84
    kcap wrote:



    I am a little late to the party but Tigermom's sanctimonious post has triggered me!! We set limits in my house. You can do anything too much...even practice golf.



    Tigermom said if only he didn't play video games he could reach his potential.... If only Ninja wasn't playing video games, he could have done something with his life. I applaud Ninja's parents because I don't think I would have reacted very well if my son he wanted to play video games for a living.



    https://www.cnbc.com...e-fortnite.html ...btw....I have read his monthly income is actually closer to $1 million a month.



    Tiger Woods was (probably still is) a big video game player. He played Call of Duty all the time. If only he hadn't played video games, he could have been a good golfer!!!


    E Gaming and streamers is such a big phenomena.

    My little guy made a very telling statement yesterday; he lamented about his generation as several of his buddies want to become a professional gamer rather than professional athlete..- i get it that they will likely become neither. That said, it does beg the question that if demand and interest in 2025-30 (when several of our kids are applying for college) is in E sports and virtual sports and not traditional sports than have we all got it wrong.



    What if Tiger Mom was told than in 2030 when her 7yr old was applying to a IVY college, there are more scholarships for an E-Gamer than a member of womens golf team? Would she change her view? It is possible, scholarships are a function of revenue, and imagine if a NCAA makes e-gaming a sport with streaming rights.



    As I said before, we do not have Fortnite in the house but my guys has and does play other video games. I think anything in moderation is fine and golf is my son's passion hence all the time and investment.. but I do wonder if E gaming is basically the future hence all the investment has diminishing returns.




    Title IX won't let that happen. There aren't enough girls in esports to fill the ratios needed to build competitive teams. Plus, why would anyone want to use their talent at esports to get free tuition when they can make real money by not playing in the NCAA? The NCAA for all of its upside has just as much of a downside when $ comes into the picture.
    Posted:

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

  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter  3479Members Posts: 3,479
    Joined:  #85
    leezer99 wrote:

    kcap wrote:



    I am a little late to the party but Tigermom's sanctimonious post has triggered me!! We set limits in my house. You can do anything too much...even practice golf.



    Tigermom said if only he didn't play video games he could reach his potential.... If only Ninja wasn't playing video games, he could have done something with his life. I applaud Ninja's parents because I don't think I would have reacted very well if my son he wanted to play video games for a living.



    https://www.cnbc.com...e-fortnite.html ...btw....I have read his monthly income is actually closer to $1 million a month.



    Tiger Woods was (probably still is) a big video game player. He played Call of Duty all the time. If only he hadn't played video games, he could have been a good golfer!!!


    E Gaming and streamers is such a big phenomena.

    My little guy made a very telling statement yesterday; he lamented about his generation as several of his buddies want to become a professional gamer rather than professional athlete..- i get it that they will likely become neither. That said, it does beg the question that if demand and interest in 2025-30 (when several of our kids are applying for college) is in E sports and virtual sports and not traditional sports than have we all got it wrong.



    What if Tiger Mom was told than in 2030 when her 7yr old was applying to a IVY college, there are more scholarships for an E-Gamer than a member of womens golf team? Would she change her view? It is possible, scholarships are a function of revenue, and imagine if a NCAA makes e-gaming a sport with streaming rights.



    As I said before, we do not have Fortnite in the house but my guys has and does play other video games. I think anything in moderation is fine and golf is my son's passion hence all the time and investment.. but I do wonder if E gaming is basically the future hence all the investment has diminishing returns.




    Title IX won't let that happen. There aren't enough girls in esports to fill the ratios needed to build competitive teams. Plus, why would anyone want to use their talent at esports to get free tuition when they can make real money by not playing in the NCAA? The NCAA for all of its upside has just as much of a downside when $ comes into the picture.




    Titel IX. It has hurt sports more than it has helped.
    Posted:
  • tsecortsecor Loading........  4490Members Posts: 4,490
    Joined:  #86
    fortnite, all night
    Posted:
  • CTgolfCTgolf  572Banned Posts: 572
    Joined:  #87
    Posted:
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

    Advertisement
  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter  3479Members Posts: 3,479
    Joined:  #88
    CTgolf wrote:


    If you can't beat 'em, get a coach/tutor



    https://www.wsj.com/...dren-1533046708




    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA



    Maybe they should read "Don't Should on Your Kids".
    Posted:
4

Leave a Comment

Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key.