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What age was appropriate to be dropped off to play alone on a course w/o an adult supervision?


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#31 Jagpilotohio

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 04:28 PM

View PostBertGA, on 16 January 2019 - 04:23 PM, said:

View Postmrshinsa, on 16 January 2019 - 12:38 PM, said:

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Hummm. I can’t figure out if you’re kidding.  I hope so.

How so?  I've seen some of the best junior golfers in our area that are homeschooled.

I would say that in most cases, athletic achievement should not be the driving force for home-schooling a child. It's a more complex decision than that.

Oh no.  Don’t go there my friend. This thread will take a death spiral quickly.  I avoided responding for a reason.  LOLOLOL!!  ; )

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#32 BertGA

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 05:23 PM

It's been at least a week since a thread was shut down. :drinks:

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#33 heavy_hitter

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 08:05 PM

View Postleezer99, on 16 January 2019 - 05:27 PM, said:

View PostBertGA, on 16 January 2019 - 05:23 PM, said:

It's been at least a week since a thread was shut down. :drinks:

I bet more parents would let kids go to the course on their own at a younger age if they'd just let Trump build the wall.  /s

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 08:31 PM

View PostJagpilotohio, on 16 January 2019 - 04:28 PM, said:

View PostBertGA, on 16 January 2019 - 04:23 PM, said:

View Postmrshinsa, on 16 January 2019 - 12:38 PM, said:

View PostJagpilotohio, on 16 January 2019 - 12:15 PM, said:



Hummm. I can’t figure out if you’re kidding.  I hope so.

How so?  I've seen some of the best junior golfers in our area that are homeschooled.

I would say that in most cases, athletic achievement should not be the driving force for home-schooling a child. It's a more complex decision than that.

Oh no.  Don’t go there my friend. This thread will take a death spiral quickly.  I avoided responding for a reason.  LOLOLOL!!  ; )

You know who, the name we do not speak, hasn’t posted.

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 08:38 PM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 16 January 2019 - 08:31 PM, said:

View PostJagpilotohio, on 16 January 2019 - 04:28 PM, said:

View PostBertGA, on 16 January 2019 - 04:23 PM, said:

View Postmrshinsa, on 16 January 2019 - 12:38 PM, said:

View PostJagpilotohio, on 16 January 2019 - 12:15 PM, said:

Hummm. I can’t figure out if you’re kidding.  I hope so.

How so?  I've seen some of the best junior golfers in our area that are homeschooled.

I would say that in most cases, athletic achievement should not be the driving force for home-schooling a child. It's a more complex decision than that.

Oh no.  Don’t go there my friend. This thread will take a death spiral quickly.  I avoided responding for a reason.  LOLOLOL!!  ; )

You know who, the name we do not speak, hasn’t posted.
You know the answer that would be given along with shock and muted outrage at the very idea of such a thing. Its OK though, I like seeing life as others live it. I judge myself against it, not them. Its good exercise for an opinionated jackass like me.

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 12:28 PM

This reminds me of a local course where a couple off-duty cops where robbed at gunpoint by a couple "yutes". I wouldn't drop my kid off there. At our club, sure.
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Posted 19 January 2019 - 12:58 AM

My 10 yr old hangs out all day at our club and practices and the pro lets him out on the course with the other juniors who are 14+

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 11:10 AM

We will let my oldest daughter (now 13) go the range by herself a couple of times last year when neither my wife or I could sit out there with her.  If she is on the course, she is with either her younger sister or a friend.  Most around the club know us, know her, and will watch out for her.

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 12:49 PM

I know a few great scratch golfers...and that's how they learned.  Mom/dad dropped them off at the course in the morning and picked them up after work...the boys had all day to hit and learn how to sharpen their game.  

Sadly, as much disdain as I have for helicopter parents, I don't know if I feel as comfortable with leaving a young boy (or girl) on a golf course all day, every day.  Maybe if it was a private club, I'd feel different...and I'm public course kind of guy...It should be safe, but man I read too much bad stuff that happens.

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 01:32 PM

View PostSkaffa77, on 23 January 2019 - 12:49 PM, said:

I know a few great scratch golfers...and that's how they learned.  Mom/dad dropped them off at the course in the morning and picked them up after work...the boys had all day to hit and learn how to sharpen their game.  

Sadly, as much disdain as I have for helicopter parents, I don't know if I feel as comfortable with leaving a young boy (or girl) on a golf course all day, every day.  Maybe if it was a private club, I'd feel different...and I'm public course kind of guy...It should be safe, but man I read too much bad stuff that happens.


A lot of this has to do with if you live in a small town or very populated area over a million people.  In a small town I would not worry about it that much. But in a large metro area I would be concerned about leaving them alone anywhere for obvious reasons. We always lived in a  more populated area and I rarely see anyone under 15 alone. However travel to small towns and you see kids over 10 roaming the streets alone all the time.  


Private clubs or resort courses are better but a lot those also may not allow walking and they need to be old enough to drive a cart.  Even if you own the cart you still might be limited by rules because they do not want people to walk on the course.


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