My First Junior Golf Tournament in 4 Years!


– I have a golf tournament. – [Man] When’s the last time you played in a golf tournament? Other than the YouTube one, of course. – Like, a year and a half. – [Man] Four years. – Four years? – [Man] Four years. – No! – [Man] It’s been way too long, dude. – Are you serious? – Yes. So today, Lincoln’s playing
in a golf tournament. I’m gonna be on the sidelines. I can’t talk to him about golf stuff. Goals today? – Don’t take last. – That’s a good goal. – That’s about it. – That’s about it? Just so you know, there’s no expectations
that he’s here to win. If he won it, that’d be great. He hasn’t played for four
years in competitive golf. He’s ready to go out and play and it’s good to play in tournament golf. Get ready for golf day. Let’s go. (upbeat music) First tee. Happening. – Playing out of St. George,
Utah, Lincoln Markham. (applause) (upbeat music) – Currently on the first hole. Lincoln hit the first shot out of bounds. It hit a house, somehow bounced in, but we didn’t see it bounce in. So he hit a provisional, which is like a second ball. It went to the same house. And then we walked up and
we found his first one, and it was good. So then he hits his second shot. Doesn’t hit it the way he wants it. It hits the cart path and somehow ends up right in the middle of the fairway. So now his third shot is onto the green, so two lucky breaks. Hopefully that builds some confidence. Hole number two is a
par-three that is really long. He always goes right for
some reason on this hole, so check this out, he’s got a tough shot. – [Woman] Nice shot. – He’s on the green. His goal today, again, is 87. Which means he needs to get
bogey on every single hole and then maybe one par. He’s a little over that right now, but considering where
his tee shots have been, I’d say his score is pretty good for that. (upbeat music) Now this is a par-four. I don’t know why it’s so long. It plays like it’s 500 yards. It feels like it’s all
uphill into the wind. You’re hitting from way back here. So far down there. (upbeat music) Lincoln accidentally popped up his drive so it’s way short of the fairway, but his second shot crushed it. (upbeat music) Lincoln got a nine on a par-four. So I feel bad for him. That is a tough hole. But also, when you’re
playing tournament golf, it’s a lot different than
playing just regular golf when you’re out and about. One of the problems you
have when you’re not playing tournament golf, is that people do gimme
putts, where it’s like, “Aw, you’re close enough. I’ll give it to you.” And so, you don’t hit those
really, really short putts. When you have a hole
that’s kind of on a hill, if you just barely miss
one of those putts, you put yourself in a really tough spot. So, he shot a nine. It is what it is. He’s doing great. He’s smiling. I remember back in third grade when he used to play tournament golf, and if he had a hole like that, there would be tears coming down his face. I don’t seen any tears. He just got up on the next hole and hit it right on the green from
about 195 away, par-three. That’s golf for you. It’s not an easy sport, but it’s fun. And you’re doing a good job, buddy. How do you follow up a nine? You par a par-three. A 200-yard par-three. That was a good comeback putt. Good job, Lincoln. (upbeat music) Hey, look who just hit it on the fairway. That a kid. This is a very long par-five. See where those dudes are? This is how far Lincoln needs to hit it. All the way up to there, from right here. (upbeat music) Good shot, buddy. Lincoln got on in three. Wait, is that three? Yeah, that’s three. Might be able to get a par. (upbeat music) I really don’t know golf rules, so I’m not gonna ask
you anything about golf. But I’m gonna say, how’s your drink break going? – Don’t ask any questions. – Do you like the weather? Oh no, the weather. We can’t talk about the weather. I really don’t know
what we can talk about. – I like Gatorade. (upbeat music) Bogey on that hole. He got on in two and then three-putted. You saw that little one,
just barely missed it. That’s the thing, as you play more golf, you get better at making
those little putts. I think he’s at 42 on the front, with one hole to play. Okay, this is my favorite
hole on the whole golf course. (upbeat music) There’s a house in front
of you on the left. So many people have missed and it looks like a war
zone on this stinking house. You gotta see this, it’s insane. This is it. They have a net but it
doesn’t do a very good job at blocking the house. Look at all those, they’re everywhere. (upbeat music) Even over here, look at that. Look at that wall, just
destroyed with golf balls. (upbeat music) Lincoln shot, I think,
a 48 on the back nine. Had some pars. (upbeat music) Here’s a par-three that
my brother and I, Brandon, we almost got a hole in one. He hit the flag, mine rolled
about two feet away from his. It was about three feet away, but it hit the pin and
should have dropped. There’s a ton of water
and they put the pin in a place that makes you
wanna hit it in the water, so we’ll see how Lincoln does here. All right, here’s the little man. Come on, go, ball. Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go. Short. He hit it short. I think it went in the water. There he is, walking with his driver so that he can do two club
lengths from the water, or from the sign, or whatever it is. Looking for his ball over there. (upbeat music) Hey, nice shot, Lincoln. Wow, that was like a 25 footer. I got it on camera too,
from all the way over here. Good job, Lincoln. As a parent, you might get
more stressed than your sons in these tournaments. And I’m doing a good job, I think, of keeping my emotions
in check, but it’s hard. I mean, they’re just kids. They’re just out here having fun. Even if the winner wins and
the loser loses all the way, it doesn’t matter. It just doesn’t matter. This tournament doesn’t matter. But what matters is the
way that you compete, the way that you treat people. Golf teaches you a lot of things that you may not learn in other aspects. (upbeat music) There’s an ice cream truck over there and it totally distracted Lincoln, and he got a bogey because of it. That ice cream truck goes, and he’s just smiling and laughing. (ice cream truck music) (upbeat music) We are currently on the last hole. The boys are doing great, and they’ve lost a little bit of focus because we’re pushing
seven hours out here. Who golfs for seven hours? What 13-year-old can go out
and keep the mental focus for seven hours? I gotta give it to them,
they’re doing a great job. This is the last hole, close to the green. It would be nice to end it with a par, but even a bogey, that’ll work. After the round, we
might stick around to see if Boston was able to win this thing. Go get some ice cream, because
you gotta get ice cream after you sit on the golf
course for seven hours. Good job, buddy. Culver’s is coming. Culver’s is coming. – I three- or four-putted so many times. – So many holes. – So many times. – So let’s go do your score card. Go sign it and do all that stuff, and then let’s see Boston come in, and then let’s go get some ice cream. – Second place, Parker Bunn. (applause) There you go. Then our champion today, Boston Bracken. (applause) (upbeat music) – Don’t take last, that’s about it. (upbeat music) – My parents could always support me, and especially my grandparents, and also everyone else here. Thanks. I’d like to also thank the UJGA for hosting this wonderful tournament at the Southgate Golf Club. And I’d also like to thank my competitors for putting a good challenge out there. Thanks. – [Crowd] Nice job, Boston.

100 thoughts on “My First Junior Golf Tournament in 4 Years!

  1. I don't suggest playing tournaments with a preferred score. A score based approach will only get you into trouble. Instead try to set goals such as; hit a certain amount of greens in reg, hit some fairways, etc. Ultimately your goal should just be trying to execute your current shot with the best of your ability. That's a goal that breeds long term success

  2. I'm not 13 i'm 15 but i started at 14 and in about 9 months i played my first tournament and out of 55 players i came 14th but putting played a huge roll so i can see where lincon came of about the four putts

  3. Good job Lincoln you are a really good Golfer you may have struggled but you did great congratulations

  4. If Lincoln can get good at his short game he can win against anyone when ever you go to practice you should not just hit your driver and irons you should go to the practice green and chip and putt

  5. Please visit our channel. It is called smart sports with a weird looking bulldog. Thank you. we love your videos and this is for the commentators as well

  6. A tip from one jr golfer to another

    Always stay calm after you hit a bad shot and hit your next shot the best you can

  7. I love golf and I’m also lefty I play in a couple tournaments in NM and it’s just an amazing sport and do more golf videos

  8. I’m 14 now but played my first tournament when I was 12 and my dad and I had no idea of the rules about us talking so I almost got dq on my first tournament lol

  9. Jzzzz the fairways are so wide! In Holland they are so much smaller. Good chipps but the puts could be a bit better. Especially the long puts. Still a good round!

  10. Ok me and Lincoln are literally like the same we both are 13, we both like basketball, golf, and football🤷🏻‍♂️

    Oh yeah and we are both lefty’s

  11. Youth golf is some of the greatest memories I have with my son. Watching him compete is both nerve racking and fun at the same time. I like the fact that Lincoln isn't taking it too serious because he will enjoy it so much more. Having said that most people have no idea how competitive youth golf is. Some people spend thousands of dollars on coaching, camps and of course equipment. If that is done and the kid loves the sport it is very hard to compete with at the youth level or any level for that matter. From having watched lots of young players I'd say Lincoln could be a very solid player if he choose to be one. Dad, you're a pretty laid back guy but don't be afraid to push your son a bit to help him achieve higher goals. But most of all have fun but seeing your hard work pay off can be fun as well!

  12. Good job on the 12th hole. Even though you got a penalty, you came back on the green and hit a 25 footer right into that hole. Great job dude

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