heavy_hitter, on 24 August 2017 - 06:34 AM, said:
darter79, on 23 August 2017 - 01:51 PM, said:
Noles, on 23 August 2017 - 01:45 PM, said:
Like I said before, USKids needs to rethink how they allocate points and only award points for kids who have played a minimum number of events per tour. That does not mean limiting anyone from playing, just from earning points toward POY and a spot in World Championships.
I think the POY is a joke, to me its about who plays in every tournament vs who is actually the best player in that division. It does force you to play in more events in order to secure that for status purposes.
Depends where you play. The 5th best player in a South Florida Local is better than 90% of the other players winning local tours in the rest of the country. There was a kid from Mississippi in the 12 year old division of the World Championships that won his local tour. He finished in the bottom of the field firing 100's. He would finish in last place in our local tour.
I totally agree with this statement. Here in Texas we have the same kids who play local tournaments despite placing top 10 in the world championship and are exempt the next year. The main I believe they even continue to play the local tour is to deny other players as much as they can.
Had a neighbor who kids kept winning local tours when his kid was 9 or 10. Said he regretted playing tournaments so much because no one remembered or cared by the time he was a senior in college. The advice he gave me is to focus on the them having fun and playing better golf when they are under 12.
I personally do not think that works because if you truly that good on the local tour it is time to do more challenging stuff. We tend to avoid the local tour because it simply is too stressful to be constantly playing the girl who got second place for 2 or 3 years and is supposed to win everything she enters.
When my kids are young and playing tournaments I want them to be having fun not stressed out for a local tour that has no meaning every week. I have already seen a lot kids burn out like that. The more they have fun the more they will want to compete and win later when it really matters.
Edited by tiger1873, 24 August 2017 - 10:37 AM.