Girls Golf Event Ideas for a Rainy Day

by Lynette Robbins,
Co-Site Director of Girls Golf at Hickory Swing Course in Great Falls, MT

Hickory Swing Girls Golf in Great Falls got off to a rainy day start today, but that did not stop the girls from a fun day doing activities inside! Girls broke up into small groups and rotated around each station working on various activities. At the end of the program everyone went outside for a quick photo to show off their new golf shirts, visors they decorated and the name tags they made today!

Here is a list of our rainy day activities:

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Watch and Learn from the Best

by Brandi Jackson

As a junior golfer you can always learn something from other players, especially ones who have reached a level that you are aiming to reach. This past week was a great example of learning from the best, and you could have done it all from the comfort of your own home. If you are a young female golfer and you didn’t catch any of the Solheim Cup, you really missed a huge opportunity to learn and get inspired. I know it had me glued to the TV all weekend, especially Sunday morning as the US team mounted one of the biggest come backs in golf history. It was so exciting to watch it all unfold. Having had the honor to play with most of the girls from the US team and several of the Europe team members, I enjoyed every minute of watching them battle it out for their country and work together as a team.

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Make the Most of Your Time in the Off-Season

What are you working on now to get better for [next year’s] Golf Season? If your goal is to play College Golf someday, you need time to develop your game and raise it to a higher level. The fall and winter months are busy with homework and shortened days, so time management for improving your golf game can be difficult. But if you think you are strapped for time now, wait until you get to college. Even though these months are busy, it is a great time to look at ways to take your game to the next level.

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Getting on Top of Your Game in the Off-Season

It’s only natural to take time off, especially during the winter months, when inclement or extremely cold weather in many parts of the country makes enjoying a round of golf next to impossible. And we all understand the importance of taking a break, giving our minds and bodies the chance to rest and rejuvenate. But as necessary as taking a breather is, there are still many things we can do to prepare for the upcoming golf season. Whether the groundhog sees his shadow or not, spring will be on its way before we know it, and it will soon be time to start swinging again.

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The Secret to Increasing Your Distance off the Tee

by Susan Hill

What if I could give you three important exercises for golf and you were able to hit the ball farther than you’ve ever hit before? What if these exercises could be performed with a minimal investment of time and required no equipment? How about if I made it so simple and convenient you could simply perform them in the evening in the comfort of your own living space? What are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

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The Five Keys to Mental Toughness in Golf

by Jeff Troesch

If you have any interest in seeing the impact that mental toughness has on sport performance first hand, go no further than the PGA or LPGA Qualifying tournaments or “Q-School”. Each year for the past several years, I have worked with players on site during this event. A great many of the conversations that the players have are a rehashing of their performance this past year on the PGA, LPGA, Nationwide, or mini-tour circuits. What I have heard frequently are things that could help the junior golfer get a head start in his or her career.

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Telltale Signs of a Golfing Burnout

by Betty Baird Kregor

When I was playing junior golf in the 1960’s and 70’s. there were just a handful of national and statewide tournaments and relatively few girls playing the game. My junior year of high school, girlfriends across the county and I highly anticipated the arrival of the AJGA and couldn’t wait to enter the few events that would make up the first national “tour” for accomplished junior golfers.

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