Kids and Juniors

12 habits of successful junior golfers

By Brandi Jackson, Former LPGA and Symetra Tour player
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PGA of America

There are several characteristics that a junior golfer needs to possess beyond their golf scores in order to be successful both on and off the course.
Below are the top 12 qualities I consider to be most important:
  1. Be coachable: You are willing to listen, try, and change how you do things in order to improve.
  2. Set goals: You have goals and dreams that make you excited to get up and strive to work hard every day.
  3. Learn from others: You understand you can learn a lot from others more experienced than you.
  4. Use your resources: You utilize all of the tools, education and people available to grow and learn.
  5. Plan and prepare: Rather than going through the motions, you show up prepared, ready to learn and with a plan of action.
  6. Stay positive: You understand everyone has bad days, but you do your best to stay positive and make the most out of your experiences.
  7. Take ownership: You take care of yourself, your equipment, your responsibilities and your actions.
  8. Take initiative: You don’t wait to be told what you need to do.
  9. Don't Make Excuses: Win or lose, you know there is always something to learn from the experience.
  10. Be appreciative: You always remember the opportunities you’ve been given shouldn’t be taken for granted.
  11. Ask questions: You aren’t afraid to ask questions, because you know it will only help you gain more knowledge and experience.
  12. Ask for help: You know it’s always okay to ask for help and guidance.
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