My 12 year old daughter began playing junior golf about 4 years ago in west central Florida. She started with the local tours which included our chapter of US Kids. As she progressed and I spent time interacting with other parents it quickly became obvious to me that the junior golf circuit consists of many tournaments and tours. The process of deciding which tournaments to play became a very tedious and complex task. My wife and I both work and simply do not have the time to study all of the events my daughter could play in. Since her goal is to play college golf at a high level, our goal was to get her accepted into AJGA events to establish her as a strong college candidate. It became obvious that we didn't have the time nor the knowledge to guide her on the most efficient path to reaching her goal.
We started working with Course of Action Golf and Susan Petefish about a year ago. We have been very impressed with her knowledge and insight about which tournaments are worth our time and money and more importantly which ones are NOT! She really understands how and where to earn PBE points which are critical in gaining entry into AJGA tournaments. Susan began by collecting data on our daughter's golf goals while keeping in mind her obligations to her school work as well as our family dynamics. Since we have two other very active children we have to divide our time amongst all of them and we can’t afford to spend time going to every golf tournament that " sounds good" but are really not suited for our specific needs.
Susan produced a detailed spreadsheet of tournaments she recommended to us which fit around our busy schedule. Her work saved us countless hours of online research and wasted weekends at meaningless tournaments. Susan personally knows most of the tournament directors of the " big tournaments " and often will call them to make sure the tournament is a good fit for us. In summary, we have found Course of Action Golf to be a very valuable resource in our daughter's golf journey.