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#1 heavy_hitter

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 09:58 AM

This is a good article on Jesse Huebner who lives in our area.  I don’t normally like mentioning names of kids but this was in the newspaper and digital print.

https://www.google.c.../amp/1045435001

The kid won my heart with this quote:


He isn’t afraid to speak his mind. When asked why he isn’t interested in the national Drive, Chip and Putt competition, he didn’t hold back.

“I don’t like it because the worst player can win it and the best player can take last place,” Jessy said. “I think it’s kind of dumb because all you do is hit two drives, two chips and two putts. Then you wait 30 minutes for your next turn.”

Edited by heavy_hitter, 24 January 2018 - 09:58 AM.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:16 AM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 24 January 2018 - 09:58 AM, said:

This is a good article on Jesse Huebner who lives in our area.  I don’t normally like mentioning names of kids but this was in the newspaper and digital print.

https://www.google.c.../amp/1045435001

The kid won my heart with this quote:


He isn’t afraid to speak his mind. When asked why he isn’t interested in the national Drive, Chip and Putt competition, he didn’t hold back.

“I don’t like it because the worst player can win it and the best player can take last place,” Jessy said. “I think it’s kind of dumb because all you do is hit two drives, two chips and two putts. Then you wait 30 minutes for your next turn.”

I think there a misunderstanding of DCP.  Its not meant to be tournament golf, its meant to be an introduction to kids to grow the game.  When we did DCP last summer my daughter had only been playing for weeks and she got lucky and won the local event, but what that did was give her confidence in tournament golf.  She started winning tournaments after that.  This year she probably won't make it out of the local haha.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:47 AM

View Postdarter79, on 24 January 2018 - 10:16 AM, said:

View Postheavy_hitter, on 24 January 2018 - 09:58 AM, said:

This is a good article on Jesse Huebner who lives in our area.  I don€™t normally like mentioning names of kids but this was in the newspaper and digital print.

https://www.google.c.../amp/1045435001

The kid won my heart with this quote:


He isn€™t afraid to speak his mind. When asked why he isn€™t interested in the national Drive, Chip and Putt competition, he didn€™t hold back.

€œI don€™t like it because the worst player can win it and the best player can take last place,€ Jessy said. €œI think it€™s kind of dumb because all you do is hit two drives, two chips and two putts. Then you wait 30 minutes for your next turn.€

I think there a misunderstanding of DCP.  Its not meant to be tournament golf, its meant to be an introduction to kids to grow the game.  When we did DCP last summer my daughter had only been playing for weeks and she got lucky and won the local event, but what that did was give her confidence in tournament golf.  She started winning tournaments after that.  This year she probably won't make it out of the local haha.

It can have the adverse effect as well for the tournament golfer.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:54 AM

"8-year-old Jessy Huebner, all 4-foot-7 and 80 pounds of him"

He is literally off-the-charts height/weight for an 8yo

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 12:21 PM

Amazing


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 12:42 PM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 24 January 2018 - 10:47 AM, said:

View Postdarter79, on 24 January 2018 - 10:16 AM, said:

View Postheavy_hitter, on 24 January 2018 - 09:58 AM, said:

This is a good article on Jesse Huebner who lives in our area.  I don€t normally like mentioning names of kids but this was in the newspaper and digital print.

https://www.google.c.../amp/1045435001

The kid won my heart with this quote:


He isn€t afraid to speak his mind. When asked why he isn€t interested in the national Drive, Chip and Putt competition, he didn€t hold back.

€I don€t like it because the worst player can win it and the best player can take last place,€ Jessy said. €I think it€s kind of dumb because all you do is hit two drives, two chips and two putts. Then you wait 30 minutes for your next turn.€

I think there a misunderstanding of DCP.  Its not meant to be tournament golf, its meant to be an introduction to kids to grow the game.  When we did DCP last summer my daughter had only been playing for weeks and she got lucky and won the local event, but what that did was give her confidence in tournament golf.  She started winning tournaments after that.  This year she probably won't make it out of the local haha.

It can have the adverse effect as well for the tournament golfer.

I'me going to be be diplomatic Here- I agree with you both.    DCP is a grow the game initiative, never was meant to be in the category as Tmnt golf.  Looking around at our local DCP (which btw my son tanked because he barely yanked two pretty good hit drives just OB....to Jesses point), there was all sorts of kids and families that I've never once seen in our area at any junior event or golf course.  Those kids (who the majority were not skilled golfers) will be sitting next to dad on Sunday before Masters watching the finals on TV.....and along the way may ask to go play golf, or sign up for First Tee , or sign up for USKG.....who knows , then they may become "real Tmnt golfers" at some point.  But if not , hopefullu they will end up just an average handicap middle age-ish golf nut like most of us on this forum....and maybe then they will pass the love of the game down to their kids.   Mission accomplished.  For us, while I personally enjoy the competition of Tmnt golf, I will let my son do DCP as long as he wants to.  He is only 7, and I think he will probably see the light for what it is someday.  For now,it's just another "golf thing" to do for him , which = fun.  Good with me.  When we get to 12 YO, I'me sure things will change.

Edited by hangontight, 24 January 2018 - 12:43 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 12:45 PM

That kid Jesse is amazing.

As for DPC, you can either chose to participate or not.  Nobody is twisting any arms to enter and it's free.  If some of the skilled golfers think it's dumb then that's fine- don't enter.  My son has only done it once and we made it to the sub-regional I believe, which is one step from Augusta.  I'll let him keep doing it until he decides not to.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:16 PM

I am not defending DCP but that is just a kid repeating what he has heard adults say.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:30 PM

Sounds like he needs to 'play up' more than just one age group

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 02:04 PM

View PostCTgolf, on 24 January 2018 - 11:54 AM, said:

"8-year-old Jessy Huebner, all 4-foot-7 and 80 pounds of him"

He is literally off-the-charts height/weight for an 8yo

He's the size of an average 10 year old.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 02:17 PM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 24 January 2018 - 09:58 AM, said:

This is a good article on Jesse Huebner who lives in our area.  I don’t normally like mentioning names of kids but this was in the newspaper and digital print.

https://www.google.c.../amp/1045435001
The author of the article needs to brush up on the facts.
He should have wrote when referring to Lexi Thompson..."at the time".
Lexi's records have since been broken.
In 2014.....Lucy Li qualified for the USWO held at Pinehurst at the age of 11....Lucy was the medalist at her sectional qualifier.
In 2012.....Lydia Ko won the CN CWO at the age of 15.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 02:28 PM

View PostCTgolf, on 24 January 2018 - 11:54 AM, said:

"8-year-old Jessy Huebner, all 4-foot-7 and 80 pounds of him"

He is literally off-the-charts height/weight for an 8yo

The kids that are really big for their age like that have a tremendous advantage early on in golf. They are so much stronger than the other kids that it creates a huge advantage for them in distance. As they grow older and the other kids catch up with them size wise, things tend to level out. Some of the kids that were winning as young juniors aren't winning anymore. I see it all the time when I'm out there with my kids. I'm amazed at just how big some of these kids are for their age.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 04:54 PM

View Posttatertot, on 24 January 2018 - 02:04 PM, said:

View PostCTgolf, on 24 January 2018 - 11:54 AM, said:

"8-year-old Jessy Huebner, all 4-foot-7 and 80 pounds of him"

He is literally off-the-charts height/weight for an 8yo

He's the size of an average 10 year old.

Was thinking the same thing.  My kid as a fifth grader was 4’7” and was above average in size and weight.

A kid driving the ball 200yds as an 8 year old has a huge advantage over the entire field at US Kids.  He is basically playing drive, chip, and putt in those tournaments.

Edited by heavy_hitter, 24 January 2018 - 04:55 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 06:13 PM

There is nothing wrong with DCP if you understand that if there is a lot good plays it just plain dumb luck.

We almost made it to the 3rd round but i was glad my kids missed a putt. As the stakes gets high it makes it harder to practice real golf. If she made it all the way I am sure it would have hurt her game.

It is a great experience but not worth practicing. The kids that make it seem to have fun so I guess that is good.

I also think that kids that win too young never develop their game properly.



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 06:20 PM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 24 January 2018 - 04:54 PM, said:

View Posttatertot, on 24 January 2018 - 02:04 PM, said:

View PostCTgolf, on 24 January 2018 - 11:54 AM, said:

"8-year-old Jessy Huebner, all 4-foot-7 and 80 pounds of him"

He is literally off-the-charts height/weight for an 8yo

He's the size of an average 10 year old.

Was thinking the same thing.  My kid as a fifth grader was 4’7” and was above average in size and weight.

A kid driving the ball 200yds as an 8 year old has a huge advantage over the entire field at US Kids.  He is basically playing drive, chip, and putt in those tournaments.

With drive chip and putt the biggest way to win is make 3 putts and then just chip  and have your drive in bounds And the longer it gets the easier it to go out of bounds.

The kids who win and go all the way pretty much sink all 3 putts and get lucky on chipping. You only get like 10 extra points if you drive 200 plus yards and end up losing if the ball rolls out during a drive.

Edited by tiger1873, 25 January 2018 - 11:19 AM.


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:15 AM

View Posttiger1873, on 24 January 2018 - 06:20 PM, said:

View Postheavy_hitter, on 24 January 2018 - 04:54 PM, said:

View Posttatertot, on 24 January 2018 - 02:04 PM, said:

View PostCTgolf, on 24 January 2018 - 11:54 AM, said:

"8-year-old Jessy Huebner, all 4-foot-7 and 80 pounds of him"

He is literally off-the-charts height/weight for an 8yo

He's the size of an average 10 year old.

Was thinking the same thing.  My kid as a fifth grader was 4’7” and was above average in size and weight.

A kid driving the ball 200yds as an 8 year old has a huge advantage over the entire field at US Kids.  He is basically playing drive, chip, and putt in those tournaments.

With drive chip and putt the biggest way to win is make 3 putts and then just chip play and have your drive in bounds And the longer it gets the easier it to go out of bounds.

The kids who win and go all the way pretty much sink all 3 putts and get lucky on chipping. You only get like 10 extra points if you drive 200 plus yards and end up losing if the ball rolls out during a drive.

Agree! My daugther holed 2/3 putts at the local and won by an easy margin. Then the next round missed all 3 and barly lost. Some things are always true. The best putter will always win.

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