Edited by mrshinsa, 13 June 2018 - 11:24 AM.
US Kids World worth it?
Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:47 AM
"In my opinion, even the USKG Worlds is just not worth the trip with younger kids (mine is 7) for people from farther distance (I'm in California) unless you are making it part of a family vacation. You are looking at a minimum $4K trip if you stayed in the cheapest possible hotel. Far better off to play in the Callway FCG World Championships in Palm Springs and the IMG Junior World in San Diego (I think). You could probably play qualifying rounds and both of those for less than a single USKG Worlds at Pinehurst. I'm not saying USKG Worlds is a bad experience....I believe it is probably a ton of fun. Perhaps if I was taking my family on a vacation to see the Smithsonian Museums or similar, I would make that trip."
I also live one the West Coast. The IMG Worlds in San Diego (?) is probably a better tournament or bang for the buck. USKG Worlds is a fine event/experience from what I have heard.
Edited by wildcatden, 13 June 2018 - 11:50 AM.
Posted 13 June 2018 - 02:08 PM
If you doing US kids world for long term growth then your not doing it for the correct reasons.
Posted 13 June 2018 - 02:24 PM
* I’me only 5 hour drive away also, so certainly not same expense as you flying. Hotel and food for a week is still expensive, but certainly would give pause (and prob wouldn’t go ) it I had to fly 5 people out ! Sell it to he wife as a father son trip and Dave yourself a few thou’ !
Edited by hangontight, 13 June 2018 - 03:15 PM.
Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:11 PM
My kid played in Junior Worlds in San Diego because it is local and I can attest it means nothing for the younger age divisions.
Maybe when they are in the 13-14 year divisions it has some meaning. Some college coaches actually attend the 13-14 year old division.
When they get to the 15-18 year old division it is a totally different ballgame. 3-4 coaches on every hole. I am not joking.
By the way Jr. World is often skipped by the top ranked players in the older division.
For my kid who has not committed (she is not a top ranked player) it is an opportunity to be seen and possibly receive a better offer from some schools that have contacted her.
For a more fun and closer to you tournament, maybe consider the FCG Worlds in Rancho Mirage. It is a better time, less competetion than San Diego, but a great time.
It is hot, but I would rather be in Palm Springs than N.C. in the summer. Early starting times and carts.
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