PARlance wrote: »
I recently posted about playing with a junior member, a 13 year old, a few weeks back who shot 78 when he joined us. The same guy shot 71 this week, level par. It's his first year outside of junior golf, and he seems to be getting better and better each round.
He's a phenomenal talent, in my mind anyway, but I never golfed when I was young so I'm not sure what is really really good.
Can only see this lad demolishing the course when he starts to get some strength. He's probably only driving it 220-230 at the moment.
He was saying that he's involved in the provincial development etc etc but just curious to know from those more experienced golfers, how good is really good at that age?
Hard to quantify, I know, but anyone got stories of playing with real talents when they were younger? Anyone extremely low when they were a kid etc? What level (HC or otherwise) would you need to be at the get a scholarship to the States for example?
Now this lad might hit the booze soon and may only end up a decent Pierce Purcell player but it's the first time I've seen talent like that up close at such a young age. Feel free to add in any stories etc.
Dav010 wrote: »
Likewise, there was a clutch of young golfers at our club who won loads of junior titles around the country, they are in their late teens now and none play golf regularly, they have other interests. I played against a 16 yr old scratch golfer in an open knockout comp last weekend in atrocious weather, I’ve played a fair bit of golf with tour pros over the years, this kid was as close as I’ve seen to them in a junior, he was brilliant. He was playing MB clubs which are difficult to use, but he could shape the flight of the ball at will. But he wants to do engineering when he leaves school, so this might well be his peak before life/studies take over.