Is your child the next Annika or Tiger?
That’s the question posed in the introduction of “Golf Parent for the Future,” a booklet Vision54 coaches Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott wrote 17 years ago.
Spoiler alert: Their answer is no.
Every family is on their own personal journey in this game, and there’s no shortage of swing coaches, YouTube videos and self-help books available to those who want to build a golf prodigy.
But who’s telling the parents what to do?
“Your support system outside of technology, equipment, coaching, and fitness – it’s the only missing link that really differentiates every player,” said Katie Rudolph, chief operating officer of the First Tee of Metropolitan New York. “Why is one player making it and the other player isn’t? It has to do with the support system.”