Welcome to The Child Golfer!


First, welcome!

Second, let me start by telling you this is not another blog all about junior golf instruction, raising a winning junior golfer, or the next Tiger Woods. This blog is about child golf for kids of all talent levels and parents of all types. I have seen a number of sites out there about junior golf equipment, instruction, and “success”, but I have not run across any help specifically for us parents, to teach us how to get started in child golf, and get into competitive kids golf.

Success will mean something different to different folks. Golf is a gift from you to your child and from your child to you. I also believe it is nearly impossible to predict what golf will become for any child as they grow into adults, but I can predict it is a gift they can enjoy forever. If through this site, you learn how to give the gift of golf to your child, and at the very least they become a golfer for life, and learn the sport, and enjoy the sport, then we will both have been successful. More than that is absolutely possible, and I believe you’ll set up a good chance for more here, but that will be icing on the cake far into the future!

You will find some good instruction on these pages, but it will be very practical for this age and from the perspective of a parent.

So, this blog is a forum to help you learn what to do as the parent of a child golfer. Most parents really don’t know what to do, especially when it comes to tournaments and such. Continue reading

Congratulations PGA Junior League Golf All Stars: Baci Golf Team of Boca Raton, Florida!

Just a quick post to say congratulations to the PGA Junior League All Stars from Baci Golf Team in Boca Raton Florida!  The team competed AND WON on August 11-12 at Eagle Ridge Golf Club near Ocala, Florida in the PGA Junior League Golf Southern Regional Championship.
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Kids, the Golf Swing, and Power

Watching a child golfer, especially your child golfer, is wonderful … and I mean full of wonder.  This is true of most young athletes, I’m sure, as parents revel in their child’s talent.  I think golf is extra special in this way just because of how hard it is to play well.

One of the most impressive aspects of a child golfer with a good golf swing is the distance they can drive the golf ball.  It kinda’ reminds me of an ant that can carry many times its weight. Eight and nine year-olds longer than 200 yards Continue reading

What is Golf Club Swing Weight?

We bit the bullet, doubled down, and went for fitted clubs for our child golfer.  You may have read that he was hitting off the shelf TaylorMade Burner Plus irons and Burner Rescue hybrids.  He could surely make some fantastic golf shots and often was at the top of the leader board.  However, our ten-year old golfer was struggling with consistency. Continue reading

Future Masters — What a Golf Lesson!

Well we just drove back from Dothan, Alabama where our son played in the 10 and Under flight at the Future Masters Junior Golf Tournament. Nearly seven decades and going strong … Continue reading

Daddy NOT Caddy

Well Summer is here and the child golf opportunities abound.  In South Florida we have at least four kids golf tours available: US Kids Golf West Palm and Miami, Goldcoast Junior Golf Foundation, and our favorite, Continue reading

One Putt!

I want to take a moment to say goodbye to one of my child golfer’s best inspirations … his cousin Stan, who was also his God Father. Stan passed away on May 17, 2012. Good bye Stan, thanks for sharing your time and love with our son. He loves you deeply and will miss you intensely. Us too.

Stan was Dylan’s best friend, for sure. I know he was his confidant, even regarding his parents. It was great for our boy to have such a wonderful relationship in his life and I pray he will find another like it, and even provide one like it for another. They were very close.

Stan made it a point to be at many, many of our tournaments and was always there with can do and support.  Even when we had to leave the house at 5am to travel, he was there.
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Keep Your Child Golfer Present

While being a caddy for my 10 year old child golfer in kids tournaments, as I struggle at times with the effects of a bad shot, or I should say when “we” struggle with the effects of a bad shot, the hardest thing is Continue reading

Provisional Ball and Second Ball

Pace of play in kids golf tournaments is very important.  I talk about pace in another post but I want to reiterate here.  Two rules help with pace of play; 3-3 and 27-2.   Continue reading

Pace of Play for Kids Golf Tournaments

Long before we got into kids golf, I remember a friend declaring golf is like watching paint dry. Now that we are a golf family, nothing is further from the truth. This is especially true when you are caddying for your child golfer. EXCEPT when pace of play is slow.

Pace of play is Continue reading