As of May 19th, 2013;
There are many obstacles in the way which prevent juniors from poor families like Karl is from playing Golf at anything more than a social level, so the challenge has been to somehow overcome those barriers. That has seen us go down the road of having created Karl's website & YouTube sites. Without Karl having his online sites, nobody outside of his immediate circle would know of his achievements and he'd not have gathered the support received so far.
We're not sure if Karl can continue to reach his potential, but as long as Karl continues to love it all, we'll keep trying to let him realize whatever his potential is.
Feel free to email us with any comments, questions or words of encouragement for Karl to him at email@example.com.
Driver: 230 Yards
5 Wood: 185 Yards
5 Iron: 160 Yards
7 Iron: 142 Yards
9 Iron: 124 Yards
PW: 115 Yards
SW: 80 Yards
Yardages are conservative & based as at April 2013
Karl's Major Wins to date;
Winner: 2012 Callaway Junior Worlds (1300+ Players, full results here )
Winner: 2012 San Diego Junior Masters ( 550+ Players, full results here )
Winner: 2011 US Kids World Championships (1200+ Players, full results here )
Winner: 2009 US Kids World Championships (1200+ Players, full results here )
2013 Junior World's Fundraising Campaign
Can you help a little to get Karl to San Diego for this year's Callaway Junior Worlds? There are 2 ways you can assist Karl;
18t May: Saturday's Club competition from the Mens Blues Tees measuring 6763 yards from the Mens Blue Tees saw Karl shoot a 6-over round and finish in the money again for A Grade.
After having gone through a complete school week without being able to practice, Karl's round got off to a surprisingly great start with a chip-in Birdie from 40 yards out on the 1st Hole. The cold Antarctic air however saw the ball traveling significantly less than usual, so although not necessarily showing it on the scorecard, it was a very solid round.
Sunday's weather is supposedly going to be 1 degree warmer, so we'll see how that round goes.
13-16th May: Freezing weather and gusty winds have set in over Melbourne all this week with snow falling in the ranges ahead of a fast approaching Winter. Not able to feel his fingers on the clubs within a few minutes at the range this has made training impossible, so hangin' at his friends house has replaced golf this week. Hopefully he can get a session in on Friday afternoon ahead of Saturday's club round.
This is the time of the year when the cold weather and bitterly cold winds see scores shoot outwards and handicaps do likewise. Just have to accept it.
12th May: With the ladies Red Tees being similar yardage to the upcoming Junior Worlds and US Kids Worlds, Karl played a social round from those Tees instead of joining in on the member's competition. Wow, what a difference between 7200 yards and 5800 yards! With the wind at a reasonable 15-20 mph as the afternoon progressed, Karl was able to attack more than often with less club coming in. An early double bogey was cancelled out by an Eagle and 4 Birdies for a 4-Under Par round which included only 31 shots on the (harder) back 9.
5th May: Today's Sunday members competition was played from the White Tees for a change, so with the competition yardage being a relatively short 6300 yards and with only around 10-15mph of wind on the Lake holes, Karl was able to reach all of the Par 4's in regulation. 4 Birdies helped towards a solid 3-over 75.
Video highlights here
There are heaps of Karl's videos available to view at his YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/user/KarlGolf
16th May, from The USA;
Thanks! I'm a big fan of Karl and this page!
He inspired me to start playing everyday.
8th May, from The USA;
I like Karl's game a lot. I only have one tip of advice for him that will increase his game by a ton. When your at home, look into a mirror and practice that fist pump. Work on that daily with about 10 reps and your set.
Pure talent doesn't just come along you are a naturally gifted boy
That in my opinion is the best swing i have ever seen keep it up kid.
7th May, from The USA;
Watching him compete with his length, has really made me realize what short game is.. Thanks.
5th May, from The USA;
This stuff is great man...cant wait to see this youngster on the professional level competing against Tiger and Rory.
3rd May, from The USA;
Karl is the best golfer I have ever seen. He is younger than me but I want to be as good as he is someday! I really hope he goes pro following Adam Scott!!!!
2nd May, from Mauritius;
I love Karl's chip shot and bunker shots.
When he will get more length in his irons and woods he is gonna make more birdies and green in regulations. I am a big fan. Keep it up little man.
1st May, from Canada;
I liked the tip videos you guys put up earlier in the year about chipping and stuff. I would really like to see one on bunkers, Karl is such a good bunker player i want to see what he does in there
29th April, from The USA;
I am only 15 years old and absolutely amazed at how much talent karl has. I started about two years ago and am off a 9 now but to be off a 5 handicap at Karl's age is remarkable especially on a course as tough as this one (very windy conditions). stick with it little man because this game we call golf is a remarkable sport and is one you can play for a lifetime. You are going to make it all the way, i can see it now.
29th April, from The USA;
I seen him pull back from a putt, figured the wind must have been blowing the ball around a bit on the green. What does Karl think of 14-year-old Guan having played the Masters -- and made the cut nethertheless :-) He and Karl are two very impressive young gents. Love watching your videos :)
28th April, from The UK
Check out my channel, your my inspiration.
27th April, from The USA;
Hello! I am on my sisters account but I just want to say that Karl is one of my top 3 players I admire! Good luck playing!
I'm so glad that Karl is posting videos on YouTube because it is nice to see a young player grow. I wish I started at a younger age. I can't wait to see him playing on tour and being able to say that I supported him from the start. Keep up the good work and Karl's swing looks very much in control. How often does he take lessons? Nice follow through by the way. Looks like a pro already! :)
18th April, from the USA;
You're the best karl. I honestly started playing better by just watching your videos.
16th April, from the USA;
His control from the rough and bunker is truly amazing. Great great young player. Lots of potential. Love seeing him have so much fun with the game.
16th April, from the USA;
I love your channel!
15th April, from The UK;
I'm sure it's a proud moment for you Australians out there after Adam Scott's amazing Augusta win!! Maybe one day we'll see Karl repeating the honour!!
15th April, from the USA;
By my estimation Karl will be in the masters by the age of 16 ;) lol... He's gotta future ahead of him. I'll be rooting for him when he's on TV
15th April, from the USA;
I can't wait to see how karl will play once he gets some size on him. he'll do some damage not having to hit 3 wood-5iron into every green.
10th April, from Australia;
Great work Karl! You inspire me! I am 11 and have an 8 handicap.
7th April, from The UK;
Hi I live in the UK and even though Karl is so far away he inspires me so much
I'm 12 and I think Karl is 12 as well.
Great kid really inspiring.
29th March, from The UK;
On Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 they have the tiger legacy(all the golf he attended and how he learnt it from a toddler) they should make one for Karl he has so much potential, not seen a young lad so good. I'm 14 and he looks like tiger woods compared to me. KEEP IT UP!!!!!!!!
19th March, from Canada;
My god it blows my mind how you've developed such a near- perfect golf swing at such a young age, your my mentor Karl, and your dad should be yours for all the awesome videos he makes of you!
18th March, from the USA;
Karl, your so amazing, don't give up. I am turning 12 on march 22 in a few days. You are definitely one of my role models. You are going to be the next Tiger woods.
9th March, from Australia;
Karl should play at (club witheld by Karl Golf). I am a junior and we have lots of comps here and there are heaps of snobby children and i would love 4 him to beat the snot out of them... :)
7th March, from the USA;
Its good to see how youve influenced your son in what he loves. My dad introduced me when I was 5 yrs old and was able to finally hit a ball alongside him. The day he gave me my 1st junior set (a Callaway XJ 2006 set that i still keep as a memory holder) when I was 10 was a highlight of my life. Im glad to see others blessed like I was to have a great father to look up to. Karl, good luck with your career because God has a plan for you to be great.
23rd February, from the USA;
I have been watching Karl a lot and just love how he plays! He is a amazing! I know I look up to him even though I am older than he is! Who does he look up to? Who's his favorite player?
19th February, from The UK;
I haven't really been on youtube much recently but I always have time to watch these videos! It makes me love the game of golf even more!
17th February, from the USA;
I'm 15 and am scratch, was about a 20 at his age and was considered pretty good for my age. I can't even imagine where I would be if I had his talent. He has an amazing future ahead of him.
13th February, from The UK;
Absolutely love these Vids, please continue covering his progress, fantastic young talent with the enthusiasm and parental backing to boot. Excellent :-)
27th January, from The UK;
I think I may of just watched a video where a 9-10 year old shot 4 under par through 54? I'm not sure if i dreamt this or I am awake :P One day I will finally break par instead of my 5 rounds at level, and watching Karl just motivates me to practice every aspect of my game. Personally I believe where Karl is so strong is his approaches, but you can tell he is deffinately enjoying it. GOOD WORK KARL AND SUPPORTERS!
30th January, from the USA;
Thank you so much for taking time to respond to my messages. I love Karl's swing and I hope to see him win many more tournaments. It is nice to see a good junior golfer that is actually doing something and posting good scores. I hope to talk to you some more and hopefully run into Karl at some international tournaments.
20th January, from The USA;
Man Karl you are such an inspiration. You alone more than my coaches, my parents, or anyone else have single handedly brought back my love for the game. You being so young really has brought back what i fell in love with when i started 3 years ago. I cant wait to start back up on my competitive golf again this year and to start enjoying practice again thanks you. You're gunna become a heck of a player when you get older.
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