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  1. This year's World's going to be more nationals than world's. IMG cancelled. I can't imagine that any international competitors will be competing this year, which sucks for the younger divisions (i.e., 6-9). Which effectively means that World's and RWB regional will be the same thing.
  2. of course - we’re talking PGA. I bet you if we took 11-12 USKG or IMG world participants w/ current freshman to senior classes at the top 50 D1 golf schools, the split would be in my favor, or at least close enough to see a correlation. Leezer put up a quote zero correlation.
  3. We do this every year, so I'll bite again. To say zero correlation is ridiculous. Of course there are players whose success had correlation with junior success. Just look at Els, Tiger, Mickelson, Day, Rory, Sergio... Even look at Wolff and current PGA player rookies and see how many played and had success at young ages. Now if someone were to say junior success is not indicative of future success, I would agree with that statement.
  4. To say zero is ridiculous. Everyone can acknowledge success and what they learn from a young age is only helpful as they get older. There aren’t enough hours to pick up a club at 14 and compete with a kid that has had success since they were 7. At 18, the 7-year old is better 80+% of the time.
  5. If you play IMG and are traveling and can swing it, makes sense to add Callaway as it is the week right after.
  6. I have to believe that any collegiate player at a top D1 does not need to be grinding for hours every day to remain sharp. I would think that the top players can manage their schedules well. Case in point - last year had two very academic schools in the late stages of NCAAs (Duke and Stanford). So I think a person that chooses to go to a school north finds ways to stay sharp, just as junior players that grow up in colder climates...
  7. Tiger, I would agree with you if you meant some people are born with better natural abilities (hand eye coordination and understanding how to generate power without being taught). I would also agree with you if you said natural because it’s easier for them to implement instruction.
  8. My guess is that a lot of better juniors struggle with sequencing. I’ve been told that it is common in better males until 14-15 and better girls until 17-18. It’s a strength issue in the earlier ages but then sequencing needs to change. To Kekoa’s point, my son also had better sequencing at age 7-8, but that’s also because his hips weren’t firing as fast. Here’s Tiger Woods explaining the same issue:
  9. What the Junior forum would be without Tiger. Tiger, keep doing you...
  10. In early testing, sim max produced better numbers for my son than m5. Same shaft.
  11. Sorry if this has been addressed in the past. Just our of curiosity. If a pro has an afternoon tee time, can he/his team watch PGA Tour live to see the morning featured groups to try to gain an edge on how certain holes are playing or how putts break differently than what it appears to be (or even in a green reading book)?
  12. I think it depends on swing/impact. My son is less toey and has more success with the players version of his clubs than the more forgiving ones. Playing players clubs the last couple of years also got him to stand much closer to the ball. In HH’s case, if his son tends to be toey, makes a lot of sense to go into GI/SGI clubs.
  13. I know I’m moving my junior into stiffer/heavier shafts sooner than I should. Too stubborn to change, but always thinking about rolling back the shaft... hoping that by the time I give in, won’t have to.
  14. Northeast events in the fall and spring can get cold. I remember one US Kids event in the 30s and there was light snow. A lot of hand warmers. I find it funny that people out west and the south think anything under 50s is too cold.
  15. > @tiger1873 said: > > @mattwalterpga said: > > > @Golfingdawg19 said: > > > Had a situation this year at a US Kids state tournament where on the first hole one of the girls playing with my daughter hit her tee shot left in the water. We all saw the ball go in the water. I physically saw the splash. The starter even said “that is wet” after she hit the shot. We preceded to my daughter’s ball to play her shot. I never walked over to the girls ball because I saw it go in the water. When we get to the green the girls father (caddie) says she has a 5 when I know she has a six. I told him he forgot to account for the ball in the water and he claims they found it. We get to the next hole and the girl is playing a different ball than what she did on the first hole. When we got in and told our story to the official, he called in and got a ruling. Because we didn’t walk over the physically see that her ball went in the water, we had to take her word on it. > > > > That’s a tough deal. But the officials right. Which is why u have to go over to the other player any time they might be taking a drop or in a penalty area. It’s a pain but ultimately u have to make sure they’re following the rules. Unfortunately we can’t always trust people to do the right thing but since I play for money I’m making sure anyone in my group isn’t going to endanger the integrity of the field by cheating. You see it on tour a lot. See example of Keegan Bradley and Jimenez incident! > > > They saw the splash no need to see if it didn’t go in as it was obvious to the group that it did. > > Parents do it all the time in younger events and get away with it. When we first did tournament golf I use wonder why my Kid was the only kid that had bad bounces into water. Learned pretty quick that there not that lucky and my kid wasn’t as unlucky as they made out. Had my wife go ahead and watch without them knowing and she seen another parent kick my kids ball into the water. > > > > > This can’t have really happened?!
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