10 Things You Know If You Were A Junior Golfer

Were you a junior golfer? You'll recognise these 10 things...

Things You Know If You Were A Junior Golfer
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Were you a junior golfer? You'll recognise these 10 things...

10 Things You Know If You Were A Junior Golfer

It's often said that your younger years are the best times of your life and that can certainly true when it comes to golf.

Playing most days, improving fast and meeting some friends for life are all things that many golfers will have experienced whilst playing in their younger days.

Here are the things that all former (and current) junior golfers should know...

10 Things You Know If You Were A Junior Golfer

1) Teeing off before 12pm on a weekend was uncharted territory.

2) You drank the bar dry of lime soda and ate your body weight in bowls of chips.

3) The school holidays were reserved for one thing - golf. All day, every day.

4) Playing in a match? Remember to thank the greenkeepers and the catering staff.

5) Your home club's Junior Open was the year's most prestigious Major.

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6) You knew your club's putting green like the back of your hand.

7) Parent or grandparent a member of the club? Great... Just stick it on their account!

8) The practice putting comps were sometimes more serious than the actual golf.

9) All the adults thought you were a bandit.

10) There was always one really, really angry junior. Can't think of one? It was probably you.

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Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV