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Junior Golfers: Having the right tools is paramount

By Admin, 10/19/15, 2:30PM CDT


Having the right tools by Rebecca Butler, College Golf Camps, Camp Director. This former LSU Tiger knows what it takes at the next level.

As a former junior and collegiate competitive golfer I can smile as I reminisce and reflect back on some memorable experiences. Playing top ranked golf courses, flying in private planes, golf tournaments in Hawaii and Puerto Rico, enough gear that I still have a closet full of logoed goodies, and friendships that will last a lifetime. How was I able to play on a top ten ranked college team, travel the country with my teammates, and build lifelong relationships? For me it was having all the “right tools in my toolbox.”

I will say first and foremost, I absolutely did not do this on my own, but with the help of extremely supportive parents. I started to build my toolbox at the age of three with traditional golf clinics, as I progressed so did my instruction to private lessons and individualized practice plans. As I grew older my goals (supported by my parents and family) was to have success on every level – local, regional and national events. If I wasn’t ready to move to the next level, I didn’t.

I had the instruction and access to competition, which pushed me to work hard to improve my game and progress as a competitive golfer. Even with success on the course, I was determined to do anything I could to get noticed. So I addressed envelopes and included my golf resume and letter to coaches, my parents would mail them for me, and again I was building my toolbox.

Every junior golfer is different and their path to collegiate golf will reflect their successes on and off the course. As a junior golfer, parent or supporter it is important to have access to the tools needed in navigating the road to college golf.

Geaux Tigers!!

Fairways and Greens,

Rebecca Butler
College Golf Camps
Camp Director