Hey, Im an outstanding golfer... Tied for first in my county with my friend Ben K for my age. I average Around a 76 to a 80. So do you think i should play in high school next year or totally commit my self to tournaments? The thing is that idk how good the rest of the kids are from different states because i've still yet to compete in a national tourny. But i am going to try and qualifie for the US Junior AM next year........ And where do you think the best place to buy used clubs would be???
You sound like an accomplished player but "outstanding" meh. There is no reason you cant play both, I would say all High school golfers play in tournaments.
With those kind of scores you should be able to make the team but would need to get those scores down to Par or better if you want to really compete. Of course there is always NET :).
Check e-bay for clubs but make sure they have very good feedback, or your locale discount golf store they usually have used clubs.
Jake- Play Both. Playing Junior Golf in the summer will make you a better High School player...and playing High School golf will make you a better Junior Golf player. This is a great combination if your goal is to play in college. High School golf also provides lots of play at a minimal cost. I'd recommend, however, that you look into outside instruction from a solid teaching pro. Don't expect a High School coach to improve your game.
Lastly, don't buy used clubs. If you're shooting 75-80 as a high school player, you need to visit a professional fitter. Get a part time job, or ask your friends and family to pitch in for birthday, Christmas, etc. Find the money to buy the right equipment.
Good luck and remember the most important thing is to do well in your schoolwork...
I say play high school golf and compete in tournaments. If you manage everything well enough, you should have time to do both. High School golf is a great time, but still very competitive. This is just my opinion though.
First, I dont consider 76-80 OUTSTANDING. Its good, but if you could shave a few shots then you should be in good shape for playing high school. I play both and neither interferes with the other. My school does not go into the summer so I use that time to pay in solo tournaments and gain experience to become a better high school golfer. Hope this helps.
I am 14 and a freshman and have a 4.5 index, and I didn't even make the varsity team at my High School. My High School season was very fun, did well in conference shooting a 73. You should play high school unless you are getting recruited by the top colleges in the country and they want to see you post results that really matter. Anyways 76-80 is good but not outstanding, you will need to improve by 6 or more strokes to qualify for the US Junior Am. Just keep doing tournaments in the summer and high school with friends. What stated do you live in?
this may sou d like a broken record but i did both in high school. there is no reason not to pkay both.....they compliment each other. my question is why give up your high school seasons and all the school spirit with it. i know currently many high school players that compete with me in tournaments during there off season and then in season it is strictly school golf. keep playing and do both. steve
high school golf is a chance to get your name out there. Do both it's not that hard
Definatly represent your school, too. I am in high school and play school golf in the fall, and in tournaments the rest of the year. A balance of each really has helped my game and i imagine it could help yours too. If you really want to take another step in your game investing in new clubs is a great idea.