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  1. My 13 y/o daughter has grown bigger and stronger in the past year and a half since the last set purchase and needed an upgrade. I chose an OEM fitter (OEM owned fitting studio). She is not a tournament player. Does PGA Jr League, attends our club junior programs, plays recreationally with the family and wants to play high school golf next school year. At her level, trying out all the options at a 3rd party for a full bag fitting is tiring (even for an adult) and may affect results towards the end of the session. If she decides to enter tournaments and takes golf more seriously, I would be open to 3rd party. I have been fit at Cool Clubs and at Titleist TPI Oceanside and enjoyed both experiences. I try to schedule family vacations to Legoland so I can make a side trip to TPI.
  2. Do your kids play any other sports? We also added a 35' Jugs Sports batting cage when we redid the backyard. My girls are in travel/rec softball. My oldest used the cage when she experimented with middle school soccer for a year. I also ordered a 10x15 golf net on Amazon and dropped it from the middle crossbar. I use it to practice chips focusing on contact hitting off a realfeel golf mat. I practice chip distance control at the course. It could be used for full swings which my family practices. I don't like full swings into nets bec I don't get flight feedback. The SWG top tier product at the time had a 5mm cushion material placed between the base and the green to be "more receptive" to chips/pitches. We did not add this since I just wanted to concentrate on putting practice. So if you have the room or willing to sacrifice putting green size, the cage could be an option. The uprights are inserted into a sleeves in the ground so they can be easily removed and sleeve capped in case someone in the household complains about it. If they still complain, you can string some bistro lights from cross bar to cross bar or use them to anchor mesh screens for shade when entertaining guests in the backyard.
  3. We are in the Monterey Area and used Southwest Greens Northern CA West (San Carlos) 2 1/2 years ago. Jose Salamanca (the owner) and his assistant did an excellent job on our 400 sq. ft. putting green with 4 cups. Had them match stimp at our home course 10-11. I would definitely use Jose and his team again. The area rep I worked with was Greg Amsler.
  4. 1. Corral de Tierra CC 2. Salinas, CA 3. 13.6 4. Titleist TS2 9.5* Tensei Blue, Stiff, A-2 5. Yes, at Bayonet and Blackhorse 6. TSi2 7. Yes
  5. Happy where I'm at now...in the sunbelt off the Highway 68 corridor between Monterey and Salinas, CA enjoying comfortable year-round golf. There are 2 private courses along the corridor (Corral de Tierra CC and The Club at Pasadera) and a bunch of public and resort courses in the area. Monterey peninsula ~15 miles away.
  6. 12 y/o Girl Driver: Cobra King F9 Junior 5W: TM M4 Ladies 4H: TM M4 22* Ladies 5-GW: Mizuno 919 Forged Fujikura Vista Pro 40i R3 SW: Mizuno S18 56* Fujikura Vista Pro Pro 40i R3 Putter: US Kids 60 AIM 1
  7. During competitions where I do not know the parents: When searching for my daughter's errant drives in the rough, I extend my arms out (as if stretching) to "show" others my hands aren't in my pocket. I also keep an eye out on other parents' hands when they are in the rough searching for balls...especially the ones who don't count whiffs, grounding in the bunker or accidental contact when preparing for the putt, etc. This started a couple months back after reading the posts on this forum. :)
  8. UPDATE. My daughter has completed 3 sessions with her new coach and it continues to go well as she has improved with each middle school match. Each one hour session consisted of: (1) working on an "issue(s)", (2) full swing, and (3) short game. The coach suggested that a session every 3 weeks with regular practice and competitions in between would be a good mix for now. We are fortunate to have a PGA Jr League team, a nearby US Kids Local Tour and a local junior golf association with monthly tournaments to cover the competitions part. > @malarayat4227 said: > My 11 year old daughter made her middle school golf team last week. We decided now is a great time to start her on a more structured lesson/practice schedule with a teaching pro at our club. She just had her first lesson of a series (1 hr lessons) and it went very well. Coach suggested next lesson in 2 weeks. I am excited to see where this goes. > > > > She began golf at 6 and has attended 1-2x/month junior golf clinics, summer camps and school break camps at our club. She did PGA Jr League the last 2 years and had 2-3 private 30 min lessons with the team coach during the seasons. > > > > Other relevant details: > * Her new coach is a recent PGA section awardee and accomplished tournament player. A number of his junior students have earned D1 golf scholarships. He also has students that have gone on to various Tours. His jr lesson rate is significantly less than what others have posted here and is the same as his adult rate (typical country club hourly lesson rate). I like him and take lessons from him as well. > > > > * Daughter is multi-sport. She does travel softball concurrently. She made her school soccer team this past fall…the first time she played competitive soccer ever. I hope she does not continue with soccer. Our family went skiing for the first time last week. We all had fun and will continue to ski. > > > > * These lessons are useless and a waste of time and money if she does not practice what she is taught. School practice is 3-4x/wk at the muni. Will add 1 practice session and minimum 9 holes/wk at the club.
  9. My 11 year old daughter made her middle school golf team last week. We decided now is a great time to start her on a more structured lesson/practice schedule with a teaching pro at our club. She just had her first lesson of a series (1 hr lessons) and it went very well. Coach suggested next lesson in 2 weeks. I am excited to see where this goes. She began golf at 6 and has attended 1-2x/month junior golf clinics, summer camps and school break camps at our club. She did PGA Jr League the last 2 years and had 2-3 private 30 min lessons with the team coach during the seasons. Other relevant details: Her new coach is a recent PGA section awardee and accomplished tournament player. A number of his junior students have earned D1 golf scholarships. He also has students that have gone on to various Tours. His jr lesson rate is significantly less than what others have posted here and is the same as his adult rate (typical country club hourly lesson rate). I like him and take lessons from him as well. Daughter is multi-sport. She does travel softball concurrently. She made her school soccer team this past fall…the first time she played competitive soccer ever. I hope she does not continue with soccer. Our family went skiing for the first time last week. We all had fun and will continue to ski. These lessons are useless and a waste of time and money if she does not practice what she is taught. School practice is 3-4x/wk at the muni. Will add 1 practice session and minimum 9 holes/wk at the club.
  10. Ours was $200 and included: 8 matches at Monterey Bay area courses (2 private, 2 resort and 1 36-hole "best value" public course) 2 jerseys, team hat, t-shirt, drawstring bag and bag tag Team practices
  11. Tried these at our club's demo day and liked them. Found this thread that night and liked them even more. These were my first Nike irons ordered (previous 5 were Mizunos). Anyone else experience frustration removing the plastic wrap from the tacky stock red grips?
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