“They break down their left arm. And sometimes they take it back too far. But the ball goes so far, I don't know how adults do that.”
– Isabella Errichetto, 9, Norfolk, Va.
“When I go out and practice on the putting green, I just use one ball. You only have one ball on the course. You don't have 60 million balls on the course.” — Thady White, 8, England
“A lot of grown-ups struggle with saying bad words on the golf course. I started giving them penalties for saying bad words. That's the best way to get them to stop.”
– Aiden Dinani, 7, Upland, Calif.
Niahm: “My dad says nerves are good for you. I’m not sure I believe him.”Caoimhe: "The best swing tip I ever got is to hold my follow-through. Sadly, I have to give my dad credit for that one."– Niahm and Caoimhe O’Grady, 8 and 10, Meath, Ireland
“In tournaments, I don’t think much. I just swing it.”
– Allan Kournikova, 12, Palm Beach
“You want the putter to get to the hole before the ball. And keep your head down! You have to hear it go in.” – Madison Moman, 9, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
“Don't get upset over bad shots. If it doesn't work, you have to keep going. It's frustrating, but you can't get upset.”
– Matilde Modesti, 7, Rome
“I met Gary Player, and he told me, ‘It’s all about balance, Tommy!’ ”
– Tommy Morrissey, 5, Palm Beach Gardens
“Adults try to swing way too hard. They need to slow it down and really think about what you have to do instead of going crazy and hitting it as hard as you can.”
– Samantha Olson, 11, Phoenix
“I don't like thinking about break. If you hit it hard enough, there's never any break.”
– Carson Higginbotham, 7, Clarksburg, W. Va.
Photo By: Photographed by Walter Iooss Jr. at Pinehurst Golf Resort
“It doesn’t feel good to see a 7-year-old with a smoother action than you.”
– Filip Grave, 8, Bunkeflostrand, Sweden