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

Golf Scoring — Match Play

Match play scoring is different than stroke play.  In match play, the player who holes out with fewest strokes wins the hole.  It doesn’t really matter how many strokes, as long as it was fewer than their opponent, they won the hole.  By way of example, Continue reading

Golf Score — Stroke Play

Let’s go over how to score. There are a lot of rules in golf, so how to score could be a very large topic. I’ll break scoring down as simply as possible. You will have a nice introduction on how to score here so that at a minimum, Continue reading

Intro to Being a Daddy Caddy for Your Child Golfer

Golf is different from most other sports.  For most kids, their parents stay on the sidelines and there is a coach-to-kid ratio of perhaps one or two to twenty.  In golf, in most cases, there is Continue reading

Signing Up for a Kids Junior Golf Tournament

Most tours use a web site for providing tournament information, dates, registration, tee times and results.  Once you find a tour for your child, Continue reading

What is a Golf Tournament?

A tournament is an organized event where golfers are organized into groups, or flights.  Flights are usually by age, for example Under 6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, etc.  However, Continue reading

At the First Tee of a Kids Golf Tournament

At the first tee, you will sign in with the starting official.  He will introduce you to your playing partners and hand out score cards.  Each player must have unique markings on their ball. Continue reading

The Child Golfer’s First Golf Tournament – Start the Day

How exciting!  You’re all signed up for your golfer’s first tournament.  Let’s take a look at what the day might look like ..

Plan to be at the golf course the day of a tournament at least an hour prior to your tee time.  When you arrive, Continue reading