What makes Junior golfers tick

Carrie Boretz

We polled 248 of the top junior players in the country at three AJGA events this summer; the respondents ranged from age 12 to 18; 183 were boys and 65 were girls. Here's what makes them tick:

\n88% play more than 150 rounds per year

3% play fewer than 100 rounds per year

85% think they have a realistic chance of making the PGA/LPGA Tour

95% would like to be a PGA/LPGA Tour pro

43% feel that after a bad round they have let their parents down

46% get at least one lesson per week

79% get at least one lesson per month

5% have never had a lesson

63% learned the game from their fathers

13% started playing when they were 12 or older

23% feel pressure to play golf or take lessons

28% learned the game from a professional instructor

31% started playing when they were 5 or younger

36% feel golf takes up too much of their time\n

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