Golf Magazine

Teenage Angst

By Golfrefugees
How about the old adage ‘if you’re good enough you’re old enough'?

Should there be an age restriction for young golfers? Currently eighteen for women golfers wishing to compete on tour. I don’t see any age restriction at the other end of a golfing life.
And now that the authorities have given an exemption to the exceptional Lexi Thompson will the tour gates have to be opened a little wider? Down under a 14 year old Korean born New Zealander; Lydia Ko, has just made history by becoming the youngest ever winner of a professional golf tournament.
Unfortunately her amateur status sees her winners check passed to the second placed professional golfer.
I’m no idea what 14 years olds are in too. But she must feel a little bit miffed missing out on a shopping spree for some new clothes, make-up and boy-band tickets.
Still making golf history should be some compensation until a pre-teen golf star enters the record books.


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