Men playing with ladies golf ball
The way I heard it . The lady ball was reasonably popular with some male golfers so the name was changed to Precept Laddie to encourage more male golfers to buy it. Pretty sure it worked out pretty well too :-)
Dad, I’m not sneezing or denigrating the juniors at all, in any way…one of my clubs’ A-Scratch is 15 and he won in filthy conditions this weekend. “The guy can golf his ball”.
However, these kind of wonder-kids are the general exception. The European model recognises that juniors have muscles, joints, tissues and so on that have not yet developed, some of them are small and so on.
It is the opposite end of allowing men to have upto45 and women upto54 – it gets kids into the game and allows them to play at junior challenges – we have smaller footballs (soccerballs), smaller cricket bats, kangacricket and so on. And it probably has something to do with duty of care, or similar.
If/if the kid gets a low handicap playing on the shorter tees, then good oh him/her. When that person moves to the longer tees he/she will be challenged again and if they hold on to that low handicap, then it only goes to show that they are something special and to be nutured (as if they have not been already, to get to that level).
I used to play with a bloke who would bring his grandson to the course…this kid was 12 years old, played off the forward tees and would regularly play to 10 or better. He is is now 17 and a European scratch player. He got bigger, stronger, better and more focussed. (I hated him…hahaha)
It is actually a good system that nutures kids, not burns them out.
I often play with lady balls…..seems right after my vasectomy….also goes with my pink driver.