Category: Junior Golf

July 11, 2013

Ohio teenager cards 59 in tournament at Pinehurst

Posted at 3:59 PM by

After an opening-round 74, 16-year-old Will Grimmer's goal was to simply get back in contention at the North & South Junior event held this week in Pinehurst, N.C. He wanted to get back to under par for the three-round event, or at least that's what he told his mom Tuesday. Well, he more than met his goal in Wednesday's second round, carding a rare 59 on Pinehurst No. 1. 

Grimmer's 59 came in at 11-under for the day on the track measuring 6,089, scoring a 30 on the back nine (where he started) and following suit with a 29 on the front. The Golf Channel initially reported the story with a video interview of Grimmer following his magical round.

After sitting at just 1-under through the first five holes, it took nearly the rest of the round for the teenager to realize that shooting a 59 was still a possibility. 

"When I got to about the 16 tee ... par-3 about 170 yards, I hit a 6-iron in to about 10 feet and I made that putt," Grimmer said after his round. "If I could just birdie one of these last two holes, 59, it's possible."

It certainly was, but Grimmer still has some work to do. His two-round total of 133 barely got him into Thursday's final pairing, as it placed him in third place behind leader Will Blalock (10-under) and Cole Berman (9-under). 

A victory at the junior amateur event would be icing on the cake for Grimmer's past year of golf. On top of his recent 59, the Cincinnatti-native and high school junior-to-be recently won the Ohio Junior Amateur after earning first-team all state in Ohio's Division II golf season last fall. 

--Posted by Sean Zak


January 03, 2013

VIDEO: Watch the best little-kid swings in the Pee Wee Swing Contest

Posted at 10:22 AM by Mike Walker

If you have trouble hitting a powerful fade or launching high, soft iron shot, this video may be painful to watch. Little Linksters, a program for golfers ages 3 to 8, is now taking entries for its third annual Pee Wee Swing Contest through Jan. 15. If you want to get a sense of the competition, take a look at the highlight video from last year's contest.

2nd Annual Pee Wee Swing Contest Compilation Video from Little Linksters, LLC on Vimeo.

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