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Hey everybody!

I'm 14 years old and have been playing golf for 3 weeks. However, I did play when I was 4 years old, to 9.. then I switched sports to baseball. A change of heart and some grumpy old "coaches" made me decide to switch back to my wired sport.

It's been a hard three weeks, not scoring wise, but work wise. But it's worth it, as today I just got off of a round best of a 73 at my club.. (par 72).  That's a big drop, because I was just shooting in the mid-80's before.

I hope to talk some golf with everybody on TheSandtrap.. After all, the bunker is one of my favorite places to be!

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After a month you really should be shooting in the 60s.

Don't give up just yet.

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Originally Posted by Kelzzy

Hey everybody!

I'm 14 years old and have been playing golf for 3 weeks. However, I did play when I was 4 years old, to 9.. then I switched sports to baseball. A change of heart and some grumpy old "coaches" made me decide to switch back to my wired sport.

It's been a hard three weeks, not scoring wise, but work wise. But it's worth it, as today I just got off of a round best of a 73 at my club.. (par 72).  That's a big drop, because I was just shooting in the mid-80's before.

I hope to talk some golf with everybody on TheSandtrap..  After all, the bunker is one of my favorite places to be!

Okay, first off...welcome to the forum!

Second, we need to know what your professional aspirations are and how far you drive the ball.  If you are anywhere north of 135lbs, we will accept nothing less than a 290+ yard driving average.

/kidding

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14 years old.. playing for 3 weeks... shoots a 73

Either I need to give up golf or something isn't adding up here??

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Originally Posted by bplewis24

Second, we need to know what your professional aspirations are and how far you drive the ball.  If you are anywhere north of 135lbs, we will accept nothing less than a 290+ yard driving average.

/kidding

...but seriously.

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Originally Posted by Shorty

After a month you really should be shooting in the 60s.

Don't give up just yet.

You just taking it easy on the kid because he's young?

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Originally Posted by rehmwa

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Originally Posted by Shorty

After a month you really should be shooting in the 60s.

Don't give up just yet.

You just taking it easy on the kid because he's young?

Wait for the kid's follow-up post. One shade of being defensive and...

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Originally Posted by Mr Smell Good

14 years old.. playing for 3 weeks... shoots a 73

Either I need to give up golf or something isn't adding up here??


He played from 4 to 9, five years and got to an 85 before 9 years old when he quit. The muscle memory he developed from childhood could have been retained during his 5 year hiatus.

He did mention that he gave up the game because of the "Grumpy old coaches".

Maybe, I just feel defensive about this kid, because one the kids my son plays with could ask for advice on a forum like this one and I would hate them to have a bad impression of people in general.

In any case, the kids who are playing in our play league range are pretty good the older ones are close to scratch, and the younger ones in the 80s to 90s. Two 7 year old exceptions, who play really well.

I would be apt to give him a chance to explain his situation better, and maybe a swing video.

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Awesome bud!

Glad to have you on board.  That is a helluva round for a youngster.  Post a video of your swing (with your parents' permission) if you're interested.

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He played from 4 to 9, five years and got to an 85 before 9 years old when he quit. The muscle memory he developed from childhood could have been retained during his 5 year hiatus. He did mention that he gave up the game because of the "Grumpy old coaches". Maybe, I just feel defensive about this kid, because one the kids my son plays with could ask for advice on a forum like this one and I would hate them to have a bad impression of people in general. In any case, the kids who are playing in our play league range are pretty good the older ones are close to scratch, and the younger ones in the 80s to 90s. Two 7 year old exceptions, who play really well. I would be apt to give him a chance to explain his situation better, and maybe a swing video.

Ummm? There is no way this is serious. Sorry. No 14 year old goes out and shoots 1 over on a championship course only 3 weeks after taking up the game. This is clearly an Internet troll.

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That's not a bad score for 9 holes kiddo! Keep plugging away, god loves a tryer!
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Originally Posted by Lihu

Maybe, I just feel defensive about this kid, because one the kids my son plays with could ask for advice on a forum like this one and I would hate them to have a bad impression of people in general.

I would be apt to give him a chance to explain his situation better, and maybe a swing video.

I'm extending him no such generosity.

9 year olds don't shoot "just in the mid 80s" and see it as poor golf and 14 year olds don't shoot 1 over par after 5 years away from the game in their first 3 weeks.

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Originally Posted by Hardballs

That's not a bad score for 9 holes kiddo! Keep plugging away, god loves a tryer!

lol, at first I didn't read your post as written and I was gonna respond with a sarcastic remark.

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Originally Posted by MyrtleBeachGolf

Ummm? There is no way this is serious. Sorry. No 14 year old goes out and shoots 1 over on a championship course only 3 weeks after taking up the game.

This is clearly an Internet troll.


The only reason why I would even fathom taking this seriously, is because I do know a 14 year old that is really close to scratch. I do grant this other kid is almost 15 and has played since he was able to walk, and did not stop like the OP.

He did not mention the course rating of the par 72 course it could be something like a 68/115 rated course.

To Shorty, my son can almost break 90 on a 70.6/122 rated course, and he is not the best in his league (and not yet 14).

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Originally Posted by Lihu

To Shorty, my son can almost break 90 on a 70.6/122 rated course, and he is not the best in his league (and not yet 14).

That's what I would expect a decent 14 year old to be doing.

He's not 9. (Where the OP said he was "only shooting mid 80s")

He's not shooting 1 over par at 14, having played for 3 weeks in the last 5 years.

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Originally Posted by Shorty

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Originally Posted by Lihu

To Shorty, my son can almost break 90 on a 70.6/122 rated course, and he is not the best in his league (and not yet 14).

That's what I would expect a decent 14 year old to be doing.

He's not 9. (Where the OP said he was "only shooting mid 80s")

He's not shooting 1 over par at 14, having played for 3 weeks in the last 5 years.

I was shooting at or under par at age 14, but I played nearly every day from age 5 on. I could break 80 at age 9, but from forward tees.

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