HIGH school golf ...give them your best tip/tips.

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  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX  9385WRX Points: 869Handicap: 4-20Posts: 9,385 ClubWRX
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    On -, @heavy_hitter said:

    On -, @kekoa said:

    Is HS golf something a top Junior should even play?

    Should play? That depends on the kid. There certainly are those that don't, but most do. If playing in college is your goal, learning to be a good team mate and dealing with the up's and down's of team play is important. College coaches will ask if they don't play, why they aren't playing.

    check out the player rankings for American Heritage Plantation
    https://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/sports/golf/archives/2018-19/state/2A Boys Team Results Final.pdf

    Not sure what to make out of those rankings. Are you saying they just aren't that good?

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  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members  3793WRX Points: 1,109Posts: 3,793 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @kekoa said:

    On -, @heavy_hitter said:

    On -, @kekoa said:

    Is HS golf something a top Junior should even play?

    Should play? That depends on the kid. There certainly are those that don't, but most do. If playing in college is your goal, learning to be a good team mate and dealing with the up's and down's of team play is important. College coaches will ask if they don't play, why they aren't playing.

    check out the player rankings for American Heritage Plantation
    https://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/sports/golf/archives/2018-19/state/2A Boys Team Results Final.pdf

    Not sure what to make out of those rankings. Are you saying they just aren't that good?

    You can't go by scores. That course is tough and those teams are stacked. The best players in the country, for the most part, are playing high school golf.

    Luke Clanton is the number 28 player in the nation and will be a sophomore.
    Jude Kim is 380 and is a senior this year.
    Leo Hererra is a senior and ranked 161.

    All on the same team.

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  • SixcatSixcat SWVAMembers  1531WRX Points: 272Posts: 1,531 Platinum Tees
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    I went to a local high school tournament last Thursday. The defending state championship team shot a team total 2-under par 278!!! Seven players finished at even par or better with a 61, 63, 65, 68, 69 and a couple of 70's.
    High school golf has changed since my day!!!

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  • 03trdblack03trdblack Wake Forest, NCClubWRX  2138WRX Points: 340Handicap: 1.5Posts: 2,138 ClubWRX
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    Play faster

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  • heavy_hitterheavy_hitter Members  3793WRX Points: 1,109Posts: 3,793 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @03trdblack said:

    Play faster

    High School golf can be miserably slow.

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  • BloctonGolf11BloctonGolf11 Members  549WRX Points: 386Handicap: 8Posts: 549 Golden Tee
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    Depends on the kid whether or not they "should" play high school golf. Unless something major happens it does not matter how high my son goes up from an individual standpoint, he will play high school golf because he loves being part of a team. It is just who he is. Some kids not so much. From a scholarship aspect it is going to have very little affect on a golfer's future. Golf is just like many other sports that are based around outside of school competition.

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    Just a father and son on a journey together through golf....
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  • NolesNoles Members  1626WRX Points: 242Posts: 1,626 Platinum Tees
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    My son loves high school golf. The team and social aspect of it is great. As my son stopped playing soccer and baseball, a lot of social opportunities went away with them. It is great to get those back with the golf team. His coaches do a really great job. They take the kids out to eat after most away matches and the team goes to Myrtle Beach every spring. For me, its my favorite part of his golf experience. I like when other adults have to do the planning and organizing.

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  • UnderPar18UnderPar18 Previously Ecsugolf1 Members  6018WRX Points: 296Handicap: 2Posts: 6,018 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @weavej1 said:

    Here in Pennsylvania high school golf is going to start in a week or two, what are some of your best tips to better scores.

    A couple of mine

    • make that bag as light as possible...clean out all the stuff you don’t need. Carry only a few balls. Need energy coming home.
    • Shorten the bag straps so that the bag is resting on your back and not banging on the back of your knees.

    Play 3 hole matches against par. Your goal should be to shoot -1 every 3 holes. What this allows you to do is reset every three holes and start a new challenge. Too many times players think about score and end up blowing it overall.

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  • BrianMcGBrianMcG Members  2377WRX Points: 666Posts: 2,377 Platinum Tees
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    "5) Have fun with your teammates, this is not football or basketball so you will not find a ton of outpouring support from the student body. Therefore you better count on that small group of people to really be your support system."

    Only support is usually an announcement on the PA that these 5 players are playing today at Districts today. Meanwhile, there is a twitter feed on football summer practice like its the NFL.

    Yes, I know I'm bitter. :-)

    Being from Oklahoma, our golf team won State three years in a row. The football team didn’t win a game in two years. But guess what sport got 4 pages in the yearbook and which got half a page next to the chess club? Lol.

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    On -, @BrianMcG said:


    "5) Have fun with your teammates, this is not football or basketball so you will not find a ton of outpouring support from the student body. Therefore you better count on that small group of people to really be your support system."

    Only support is usually an announcement on the PA that these 5 players are playing today at Districts today. Meanwhile, there is a twitter feed on football summer practice like its the NFL.

    Yes, I know I'm bitter. :-)

    Being from Oklahoma, our golf team won State three years in a row. The football team didn’t win a game in two years. But guess what sport got 4 pages in the yearbook and which got half a page next to the chess club? Lol.

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