Picking tournaments based on JGS

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I was unaware of my son's ranking until a father of one of his friends commented on his ranking on JGS. He is in the top 50 of his class. Should I be more mindful of how tournaments affect his ranking when choosing his schedule? We were blissfully unaware up until this point and seemed to work out. He is only 12 so I don't even know if I should care at this point.

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  • leezer99leezer99 Boy - 2026 Members  1833WRX Points: 1,154Handicap: A BillionPosts: 1,833 Platinum Tees
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    Play against the strongest fields.

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

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  • tiger1873tiger1873 Members  1572WRX Points: 382Posts: 1,572 Platinum Tees
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    At 12 the best thing you can do is focus on them getting better scores. Lower you score diff and the ranking gets better.

    When they get older worry about the tournaments they play.

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    On -, @jigsaw1011 said:

    I was unaware of my son's ranking until a father of one of his friends commented on his ranking on JGS. He is in the top 50 of his class. Should I be more mindful of how tournaments affect his ranking when choosing his schedule? We were blissfully unaware up until this point and seemed to work out. He is only 12 so I don't even know if I should care at this point.

    What year is he?

    Class of 2027 doesn't even have 50 kids who qualify and class of 2026 has 93 total

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    On -, @CTgolf said:

    On -, @jigsaw1011 said:

    I was unaware of my son's ranking until a father of one of his friends commented on his ranking on JGS. He is in the top 50 of his class. Should I be more mindful of how tournaments affect his ranking when choosing his schedule? We were blissfully unaware up until this point and seemed to work out. He is only 12 so I don't even know if I should care at this point.

    What year is he?

    Class of 2027 doesn't even have 50 kids who qualify and class of 2026 has 93 total

    He said his boy was 12... I'm guessing 2025 of which there are more than 250.

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

  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members  3797WRX Points: 1,109Posts: 3,797 Titanium Tees
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    If he is 12 you need to be very aware of the tournaments. When I have more time I will appropriately respond.

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  • jigsaw1011jigsaw1011 Members  46WRX Points: 32Posts: 46 Bunkers
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    He is 2024.

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    On -, @jigsaw1011 said:

    He is 2024.

    Tough class to rank high in. #4 is a former DCP champion (he used to live near us), #10 was on The Short Game (Esquire TV Show), #8 is a really good player we used to play with, #24 is another local kid that my son played with on a PGA Jr League Team with until he went and joined a private course.

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

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    Yes, it is a tough class. My son has had a good season playing in some of our PGA sections' two day tournaments in the 12-18 division and scoring well. He has also won some two day tournaments.

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    On -, @heavy_hitter said:

    If he is 12 you need to be very aware of the tournaments. When I have more time I will appropriately respond.

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

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    Recently I would say we have focused solely on SOF. No need to pay or play in a tournament that has 1 out of 10 kids ranked on JGS. Juniors have shelf lives per year and only a certain of tournaments in them.

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    Thanks Heavy!!!

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    I have recently started considering this when choosing tournaments with my son. In PA, come mid-October there is no telling what kind of weather a tournament could be played in. Throw in the shrinking daylight hours and heavy workload at school causing less practice time and there is really no upside to playing in a tournament that would get factored into his JGS ranking. Last year he played in a tournament in NJ at the end of October where it was 39 degrees and windy as **** when he teed off and the range was closed due to heavy rain overnight. Not exactly ideal scoring conditions. It's a shame because there are a few tournaments that we considered if they didn't have JGS attached to them. Saves me some $$$ i guess.

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    On -, @Noles said:

    I have recently started considering this when choosing tournaments with my son. In PA, come mid-October there is no telling what kind of weather a tournament could be played in. Throw in the shrinking daylight hours and heavy workload at school causing less practice time and there is really no upside to playing in a tournament that would get factored into his JGS ranking. Last year he played in a tournament in NJ at the end of October where it was 39 degrees and windy as **** when he teed off and the range was closed due to heavy rain overnight. Not exactly ideal scoring conditions. It's a shame because there are a few tournaments that we considered if they didn't have JGS attached to them. Saves me some $$$ i guess.

    We had this same issue but at the beginning of the season. It was 40 outside. I think about 9 kids. He cant wait for this one to drop off.

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    On -, @Noles said:

    I have recently started considering this when choosing tournaments with my son. In PA, come mid-October there is no telling what kind of weather a tournament could be played in. Throw in the shrinking daylight hours and heavy workload at school causing less practice time and there is really no upside to playing in a tournament that would get factored into his JGS ranking. Last year he played in a tournament in NJ at the end of October where it was 39 degrees and windy as **** when he teed off and the range was closed due to heavy rain overnight. Not exactly ideal scoring conditions. It's a shame because there are a few tournaments that we considered if they didn't have JGS attached to them. Saves me some $$$ i guess.

    There is a 54 hold event Late January in North Florida. Big event. I have refused to play in it because of time of year and weather. Cold, Rainy, and Windy this time of year. Scores are always high at this event.

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