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Us kids tournament and drive chip and putt equipment rules

Shanks2424Shanks2424 Advanced Members Posts: 206 ✭✭
I was wondering and can't find any info. Do junior golfers in the drive chip and putt and the us kids golf tournaments have to follow the groove rule of 2010.
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Comments

  • BertGABertGA Advanced Members Posts: 256 ✭✭
    Shanks2424 wrote:


    I was wondering and can't find any info. Do junior golfers in the drive chip and putt and the us kids golf tournaments have to follow the groove rule of 2010.




    Haven’t ever seen a club checked at either of those events. Do you have to follow it? Technically, yes. Is anyone looking? Not really.
  • tiger1873tiger1873 Advanced Members Posts: 930 ✭✭
    edited February 17
    Typically with drive chip and putt the first couple of rounds your almost better off with a putter or bump and run. I often thought my kids should just putt from the fringe since in a lot cases that what they would do from where you actually chip the ball. Seen the chipping portion on the fringe more then once at local events the last few years.





    I wouldn’t use use an old club with illegal grooves even if you actually had had one still in good shape. The higher you go the more likely things get checked out so I would use conforming clubs. It’s a stupid reason to have an issue especially since new wedges work pretty good.
  • darter79darter79 Advanced Members Posts: 654 ✭✭
    tiger1873 wrote:


    Typically with drive chip and putt the first couple of rounds your almost better off with a putter or bump and run. I often thought my kids should just putt from the fringe since in a lot cases that what they would do from where you actually chip the ball. Seen the chipping portion on the fringe more then once at local events the last few years.





    I wouldn't use use an old club with illegal grooves even if you actually had had one still in good shape. The higher you go the more likely things get checked out so I would use conforming clubs. It's a stupid reason to have an issue especially since new wedges work pretty good.




    Umm very clearly stated you can't use a putter for chipping at DCP otherwise yes it would be the smart play there. You can use any club but a putter including a chipper (i've seen and asked about that) but you CAN'T use a putter to chip.
  • Shanks2424Shanks2424 Advanced Members Posts: 206 ✭✭
    I was just wondering I was thinking about picking up a set of pings for my son but did not know if they followed the groove rule if I remember I could not find the ping thrive set on the usga site
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    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]Driver- Titleist 910 D3 8.5 [/background]
    Fujikura Speeder Pro TS[background=rgb(250, 250, 250)] Stiff[/background]
    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]3 Wood- Titleist 909 F3 15* Matrix HD9 Stiff[/background]
    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]Hybrid- Adams A12 Pro 18* Project X PXI 6.0
    3-PW- Titleist DCI 990 TT Dynamic Gold S300
    Wedges-Titleist Vokey Spin Milled CC 54/58 TT Dynamic Gold S300
    Putter- Odyssey Tank 1 34 Inches Super Stroke Flatso 1.0
    Ball- Titleist Pro V1/ Srixon Z Star
    Grips Lamkin UTX Wrap 2 Wraps of Tape[/background]


    Gavin's Bad 9 Year old son
    Driver- Cobra Fly Z 13.5 Junior Cobra Shaft
    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]4Wood- Cnbra Amp 16.5 Cobra Junior Shaft[/background]
    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]Hybrid- ???????[/background]
    6-PW Cobra Max Apollo Junior Steel Shaft
    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]Wedges- [/background]Cobra Max 50* Apollo Junior Steel Shaft
    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]Putter- Odyssey Metal X Rossie Super Stroke Ultra Slim 1.0
    Ball- Titlei[/background]st DTtru Soft.
    [/font]
  • tiger1873tiger1873 Advanced Members Posts: 930 ✭✭
    darter79 wrote:

    tiger1873 wrote:


    Typically with drive chip and putt the first couple of rounds your almost better off with a putter or bump and run. I often thought my kids should just putt from the fringe since in a lot cases that what they would do from where you actually chip the ball. Seen the chipping portion on the fringe more then once at local events the last few years.





    I wouldn't use use an old club with illegal grooves even if you actually had had one still in good shape. The higher you go the more likely things get checked out so I would use conforming clubs. It's a stupid reason to have an issue especially since new wedges work pretty good.




    Umm very clearly stated you can't use a putter for chipping at DCP otherwise yes it would be the smart play there. You can use any club but a putter including a chipper (i've seen and asked about that) but you CAN'T use a putter to chip.




    I haven’t really looked at DCP rules in years so they must updated the rules sometime. I have a love hate with that competition one one hand you get to go Augusta but there is a ton luck involved at once you get past a few rounds.
  • tiger1873tiger1873 Advanced Members Posts: 930 ✭✭
    edited February 18
    Shanks2424 wrote:


    I was just wondering I was thinking about picking up a set of pings for my son but did not know if they followed the groove rule if I remember I could not find the ping thrive set on the usga site




    Hard to imagine a set made by ping after 2010 that would not be a conforming club. Which quite honestly should be hard to find when your talking about junior sets in 2019. Even if you had a really old set and made it to Augusta I would bet someone would find a new set for you. Your talking about young kids with parents new to golf in DCP and something that really only in the higher tournaments such as AJGA that is actually enforced.
  • Shanks2424Shanks2424 Advanced Members Posts: 206 ✭✭
    So more looking into this the only US Kids golf set that is on the USGA site is the tour series none of the others are on there so. I sent a email to US KIds golf tournaments and DCP and I will let you all know what they say.
    [font=comic sans ms,cursive]Brad's Bag 2019
    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]Driver- Titleist 910 D3 8.5 [/background]
    Fujikura Speeder Pro TS[background=rgb(250, 250, 250)] Stiff[/background]
    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]3 Wood- Titleist 909 F3 15* Matrix HD9 Stiff[/background]
    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]Hybrid- Adams A12 Pro 18* Project X PXI 6.0
    3-PW- Titleist DCI 990 TT Dynamic Gold S300
    Wedges-Titleist Vokey Spin Milled CC 54/58 TT Dynamic Gold S300
    Putter- Odyssey Tank 1 34 Inches Super Stroke Flatso 1.0
    Ball- Titleist Pro V1/ Srixon Z Star
    Grips Lamkin UTX Wrap 2 Wraps of Tape[/background]


    Gavin's Bad 9 Year old son
    Driver- Cobra Fly Z 13.5 Junior Cobra Shaft
    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]4Wood- Cnbra Amp 16.5 Cobra Junior Shaft[/background]
    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]Hybrid- ???????[/background]
    6-PW Cobra Max Apollo Junior Steel Shaft
    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]Wedges- [/background]Cobra Max 50* Apollo Junior Steel Shaft
    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]Putter- Odyssey Metal X Rossie Super Stroke Ultra Slim 1.0
    Ball- Titlei[/background]st DTtru Soft.
    [/font]
  • darter79darter79 Advanced Members Posts: 654 ✭✭
    Be shocked if they told you yes it was fine. For rec use no one will care. I still play irons with older groves but I don't play in tournaments anymore. But if you are using them for tournaments I highly doubt US Kids will allow it because they follow USGA rules. DCP is another one that is sponsored by the USGA once again I doubt you be allowed to use them. If they say yes I am cutting down my old spin milled.
  • darter79darter79 Advanced Members Posts: 654 ✭✭
    tiger1873 wrote:

    darter79 wrote:

    tiger1873 wrote:


    Typically with drive chip and putt the first couple of rounds your almost better off with a putter or bump and run. I often thought my kids should just putt from the fringe since in a lot cases that what they would do from where you actually chip the ball. Seen the chipping portion on the fringe more then once at local events the last few years.





    I wouldn't use use an old club with illegal grooves even if you actually had had one still in good shape. The higher you go the more likely things get checked out so I would use conforming clubs. It's a stupid reason to have an issue especially since new wedges work pretty good.




    Umm very clearly stated you can't use a putter for chipping at DCP otherwise yes it would be the smart play there. You can use any club but a putter including a chipper (i've seen and asked about that) but you CAN'T use a putter to chip.




    I haven't really looked at DCP rules in years so they must updated the rules sometime. I have a love hate with that competition one one hand you get to go Augusta but there is a ton luck involved at once you get past a few rounds.




    I am with you on that love hate. Gotta try to at least get to Augusta. But all of golf requires a little luck at times. I think it also varies where you qualify at to how difficult they make the setups. Our PGA sets up the pitching as easy bump and runs but I've seen some where its about a 25 yard shot.
  • yellowlover519yellowlover519 Advanced Members Posts: 254
    I’ve never been to a DCP local or otherwise that has chipping from the fringe.
  • BertGABertGA Advanced Members Posts: 256 ✭✭
    Our sub last year chipped about 3 feet from the green, downhill.
  • darter79darter79 Advanced Members Posts: 654 ✭✭
    I’ve never been to a DCP local or otherwise that has chipping from the fringe.




    In two years oddly same course for both local and subs setup was similar. Not on the fringe but just off it. What I would call Makeable distance expect one time it was much more challenging.
  • AUSweeperAUSweeper Members Posts: 33
    My oldest has done the local at two different locations over the years. Both had the chip on the fringe about a yard off the green. Sub had it about 15 foot off the green chipping onto an elevated green. Would almost have to flop it to keep it close.
  • tiger1873tiger1873 Advanced Members Posts: 930 ✭✭
    edited February 18


    I’ve never been to a DCP local or otherwise that has chipping from the fringe.




    Setups are all over the place you never know what it will be like. I seen some good setups but also seen stuff that was just plain dumb.



    My first introduction to DCP which now is a while ago they chipped on the fringe and was probably 4 or 5 years ago now. My kid did a nice chip but it rolled a little too far. The kid that won the chipping actually flubbed the shot and it rolled right next to the hole.



    The driver part though where the worst setups usually are I seen just crazy stuff things like sand trap to catch your ball or out there is a severe slope so anything that hits over 150 or will roll out of bounds.



    Honestly there ok for my 8 year old but just a distraction for my older kid. Not all setups are bad but they do vary a lot the only good thing is they only compete with other kids on the same course.
  • plhsurferplhsurfer Members Posts: 2
    darter79 wrote:






    Umm very clearly stated you can't use a putter for chipping at DCP otherwise yes it would be the smart play there. You can use any club but a putter including a chipper (i've seen and asked about that) but you CAN'T use a putter to chip.




    Can you post a link to that rule? I have always wondered but never saw it posted. Thanks!
  • wildcatdenwildcatden China Cat Sunflower Advanced Members Posts: 741 ✭✭
    plhsurfer wrote:

    darter79 wrote:


    Umm very clearly stated you can't use a putter for chipping at DCP otherwise yes it would be the smart play there. You can use any club but a putter including a chipper (i've seen and asked about that) but you CAN'T use a putter to chip.




    Can you post a link to that rule? I have always wondered but never saw it posted. Thanks!




    https://www.drivechipandputt.com/rules



    Under the "Scoring and Competing section":



    Use of a putter is not allowed for competition in the Chip Skill. Competitors may only use a lofted iron or wood club for this skill. A “chipper” club is considered an approved club for the Chip skill.
  • darter79darter79 Advanced Members Posts: 654 ✭✭
    wildcatden wrote:

    plhsurfer wrote:

    darter79 wrote:


    Umm very clearly stated you can't use a putter for chipping at DCP otherwise yes it would be the smart play there. You can use any club but a putter including a chipper (i've seen and asked about that) but you CAN'T use a putter to chip.




    Can you post a link to that rule? I have always wondered but never saw it posted. Thanks!




    https://www.drivechipandputt.com/rules



    Under the "Scoring and Competing section":



    Use of a putter is not allowed for competition in the Chip Skill. Competitors may only use a lofted iron or wood club for this skill. A “chipper” club is considered an approved club for the Chip skill.




    you beat me to it.
  • plhsurferplhsurfer Members Posts: 2
    darter79 wrote:

    wildcatden wrote:

    plhsurfer wrote:

    darter79 wrote:


    Umm very clearly stated you can't use a putter for chipping at DCP otherwise yes it would be the smart play there. You can use any club but a putter including a chipper (i've seen and asked about that) but you CAN'T use a putter to chip.




    Can you post a link to that rule? I have always wondered but never saw it posted. Thanks!




    https://www.drivechipandputt.com/rules



    Under the "Scoring and Competing section":



    Use of a putter is not allowed for competition in the Chip Skill. Competitors may only use a lofted iron or wood club for this skill. A “chipper” club is considered an approved club for the Chip skill.




    you beat me to it.




    Thanks! Sorry, I just kept over looking it before.
  • Shanks2424Shanks2424 Advanced Members Posts: 206 ✭✭
    I got a answer they follow all USGA rules even the 2010 groove rule so if your kid is in a DCP or US Kids golf event they have to use conforming grooves

    [font=comic sans ms,cursive]Brad's Bag 2019
    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]Driver- Titleist 910 D3 8.5 [/background]
    Fujikura Speeder Pro TS[background=rgb(250, 250, 250)] Stiff[/background]
    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]3 Wood- Titleist 909 F3 15* Matrix HD9 Stiff[/background]
    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]Hybrid- Adams A12 Pro 18* Project X PXI 6.0
    3-PW- Titleist DCI 990 TT Dynamic Gold S300
    Wedges-Titleist Vokey Spin Milled CC 54/58 TT Dynamic Gold S300
    Putter- Odyssey Tank 1 34 Inches Super Stroke Flatso 1.0
    Ball- Titleist Pro V1/ Srixon Z Star
    Grips Lamkin UTX Wrap 2 Wraps of Tape[/background]


    Gavin's Bad 9 Year old son
    Driver- Cobra Fly Z 13.5 Junior Cobra Shaft
    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]4Wood- Cnbra Amp 16.5 Cobra Junior Shaft[/background]
    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]Hybrid- ???????[/background]
    6-PW Cobra Max Apollo Junior Steel Shaft
    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]Wedges- [/background]Cobra Max 50* Apollo Junior Steel Shaft
    [background=rgb(250, 250, 250)]Putter- Odyssey Metal X Rossie Super Stroke Ultra Slim 1.0
    Ball- Titlei[/background]st DTtru Soft.
    [/font]
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