How much golf do your Juniors play?
I'll start. I have an 8 year old who would play every day if he could. My only objectives in golf for him are to have fun (Most important), make some friends, learn the game and life lessons associated with the game. I limit his playing / practicing to 4 days a week (At most). On average probably 3.5 days a week. On the high end it would be 18 holes two days a week and 9 holes one day a week. Then he goes to the range 1 x a week. It use to be all 9 holes until just recently, but he has been begging me to keep playing when we are done with 9. We also live in the Midwest so can only really play 5-6 months (Probably a good thing): So I guess back to my questions:
1) How much are your kids playing and are you concerned its too much?
2) When they started tournaments did it take the fun out of the game? Although I think my son would do fine, I've been reluctant to enter him in any tournaments this year as I don't want it to get too serious too fast. He plays another sport where there are so many out of control parents even at a young ages.