Parent Information About Tournaments
Getting your golfers started in tournaments can be great, if done for the right reasons and in the right tournaments. One thing we don’t want to do as parents and as instructors is discourage them from wanting to play golf. Some times getting them involved in TEAM Tournaments before the Individual Tournaments can be a great way to get started.
The NTPGA also offers a great level for newer golfers, called the Prep Level. These tournaments are for golfers just starting to play competitively on their own. They are 9 holes only and offer a great way to get involved. The NTPGA offers a Medalist and All American level as well, and these are the next step in the local tournament spotlight.
As your golfer progresses, other bigger organizations like: US KIDS. TJGT, Legends Tour, AJGA are going to be important to the College Scouting process. Many college scholarships are wasted each year. Please see the chart below to help understand the progression strategy suggested above.
Playing tournaments is an important part of playing golf. Tournaments often are the first step to help you identify strengths and weaknesses in your game. Setting SMART Goals and taking detailed notes, can be a great way to learn from your mistakes. Progress is the key to success. Some will progress quickly and other more gradual, but as long as there is learning involved you are on the right track.
Links for Tournament Organizations:
North Texas PGA - Junior Tournaments Site
US Kids Golf - Junior Tournament Site
Texas Junior Golf Tour - TJGT - Junior Tournament Site
Legends Junior Golf Tour - TLJT - Junior Tournament Site