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Evening all,

It was my home clubs midweek stableford competition, i was paired with a 12 year old who plays off a 13 handicap. 1st green he has a 50ft putt for birdie and sinks it, from there on in he didnt miss a fairway a green and didnt make a double bogey all day! the course is best part of 6700 yards and this 12 year old only hits his drives best of 220 yds yet he manages to get the round the greens and gets up and down etc! After the front 9 holes he has 24 points!!!! He shot level par gross!

Back 9 was more of the same really, fairway, green 2 putt. Coming down 18 he was only 2 over gross, god knows how many under nett, he ends up with a bogey for a 73 46 points!!!!!

Was great to see but god damn it was annoying to watch haha!

Oh i shot 75 37 points!

Anyone else had an experience similar?



Nick
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My friend has an 11 year old daughter who is small for her age (skinny, short) and plays from the whites. She's deadly around the green and shoots 90 (+/- 4 shots) at her tough home course. It's always great to watch her play. Her dad scores around the same while kicking the ball from around trees, fluffiing his lie, self-taking 3 foot 'gimmies', playing OB as laterals, lost balls as "drop, no penalty", a handful of mulligans, etc. His daughter works hard to know all the rules and plays by them 100% of the time. In this case, she doesn't look to her dad or Tiger Woods to know how to play and behave on the course.
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I wouldnt say he is a sandbagger!

over the last 6 months he has lost 9 shots through competitions only!
Came second in our club chamionship medal! Only beaten by his brother haha!

Now he is off 9.9 now quite crazy!

11 shots in about 6 months!
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Got dusted by a 12 year old?!?!Sorry man but that is funny! There are a few kids around here that can play. Wouldn't mind seeing that kid's game when he is 19.
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Dropping that many strokes in 6 months sounds like a growth spurt- sounds like the kid may have a future.

Years ago I taught a 10 year old that was routinely beating grown-ups by the time he was 12- shooting in the mid 70's. And he was a trash talker. Plenty of guys wanted to kick his ass, but you can't beat up a little kid! He was a cocky little shit. Real handsy swing and deadly from 100 yards and in.

I think he kinda peaked as a junior golfer though. He'd be in his 20's now and I haven't heard anything from him since he was in HS.
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At the rate my 8yr old daughter is going, someone will be making this kind of post about her soon. It's amazing how fast they pick it up... especially if you don't try to coach too much and just let them swing away.
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Its great to see young kids play some good golf, but when your getting beaten playing for money and the kid is playing his socks off every round what can you do but stand back and admire!
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I got smoked by an 11 year old kid.

Our group all played from the tips which was about 6300 yards. I played pretty well and shot an 81. I came in third out of three in the group.

The 11 year old boy came in second with a 79 or so and the winner was...


His 13 year old sister who posted a 76!

It was actually quite fun.

I also got my but whipped by a girl that plays here on our college golf team from the tips.
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I played a 12 year old in the second round of our state junior match play tournament. i was three under for the round and was actually down to him after fourteen holes. barely pulled it off two and one lol.
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I think hitting far is overrated. I'd rather only drive 190 but be in the center of the fairway every time.

If that's what you want, don't bother with all your woods and just get good with that hybrid of yours. If I hit only 190, I won't be making many fairways since a lot of them you need to carry at least 200. For me I think distance is quite important. I'll take a shot from the rough inside 150 versus fairways 150 plus. Of course, as long as we are not playing at some fescue infested golf course.

I get beat by 17-18 year olds regularly and its quite humbling.
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If that's what you want, don't bother with all your woods and just get good with that hybrid of yours. If I hit only 190, I won't be making many fairways since a lot of them you need to carry at least 200. For me I think distance is quite important. I'll take a shot from the rough inside 150 versus fairways 150 plus. Of course, as long as we are not playing at some fescue infested golf course.

I agree - also any hole over 360 yards its quite difficult to get close in two when you can only hit the ball 190 off the tee. If you think that the average golfer has a 10% margin of error on a golf shot (a 200 yard shot will be within 20 yards of the target) that means you are going to be looking at alot of long putts and tough up and downs. ALso, driving the ball well is a great way to start a hole. A bad drive putts me in the wrong mindset for the remainder of the hole. The hole concept of relax and stop thinking about it becomes very very difficult.

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I've been beaten by 78 year old several times (He frequently shoots his age).

He doesn't get far off the tee, but he is always straight and his short game (120 yards and in) is deadly.
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