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(Part 2) Are Winter Sports Too Dangerous For Serious Junior Golfers?


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#1 CTgolf

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 07:28 AM

https://www.theguard...-olympic-sports


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Posted 25 February 2018 - 01:34 PM

Took my 7YO junior skiing at Tahoe last weekend. Played golf this weekend. Heading back to Tahoe next weekend. Of course, we don't hit the half-pipe and do flips and turns.  It's nice being in the "off season" for golf even though I live in California. Basketball season is ending for us. Ski season is still going. Tennis is being played. And baseball practice starts next week!!

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 03:58 PM

Curling doesn’t seem so bad.

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 03:58 PM

View PostLlortamaisey, on 25 February 2018 - 03:58 PM, said:

Curling doesn’t seem so bad.

A lot of yelling though...could damage the vocal cords.
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Posted 25 February 2018 - 07:58 PM

There's a difference between olympic level sports where athletes are pushing themselves beyond normal human limits to getting your one day pass and making a few passes before heading in for hot cocoa.


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Posted 25 February 2018 - 08:22 PM

View Postleezer99, on 25 February 2018 - 07:58 PM, said:

There's a difference between olympic level sports where athletes are pushing themselves beyond normal human limits to getting your one day pass and making a few passes before heading in for hot cocoa.

I would guess recreational participants (kids no less) are actually more likely to get injured than Olympians; I have seen kids do crazy things on the slopes and terrain parks

But we can agree to disagree

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 10:02 AM

Both of my kids are injured right now.  One to golf and the other to recreational activities.  It is what it is.

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 10:45 AM

I would say it depends. Are we talking young elementary to middle school age kids or a high school junior that's already been scouted by D1 colleges? My two older boys are 8 & 9. My 9 year old is pretty good at golf for his age and we enjoy playing together. He golfs in junior leagues during the summer. But IMO he's way to young to limit his activities (fun) out of fear of getting injured and not being able to golf. Let the kids be kids. But, a high school kid showing real promise and probably playing college level. I would definitely have a serious discussion with him/her about the risks of getting injured and how to minimize those. But at the end of the day, you have to give them the information, show them the path, let them make the decision and hope for the best.
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Posted 26 February 2018 - 11:35 AM

If your aspiring golfer is getting 17 feet of air above a half pipe with 20 foot walls, then, yes.

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:03 PM

View Postfarmer, on 26 February 2018 - 11:35 AM, said:

If your aspiring golfer is getting 17 feet of air above a half pipe with 20 foot walls, then, yes.
If that’s the case maybe there aspiring to play the wrong sport ! Let me try em all never know what they’ll be good at.


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