- Local News
- May 27, 2020
Paul McGinn and I have been friends for a very long time. We coached hoops together and called several games on PASPORTSLIVE. Paul is a good dude, and he is always around. We don’t see much of each other nowadays as we focus more on our boys. I reached out to Paul this week, as
Paul McGinn and I have been friends for a very long time. We coached hoops together and called several games on PASPORTSLIVE. Paul is a good dude, and he is always around. We don’t see much of each other nowadays as we focus more on our boys. I reached out to Paul this week, as I needed some help. I wanted to do a story on his son and his passion for the game of golf.
Logan McGinn isn’t your typical seven-year-old kid. The South Sider excels in many sports, but there is one in particular where he absolutely shines. Logan is a sweet and quiet yet very determined youngster. He started playing at an early age, and he hasn’t stopped grinding. Logan’s drive and midicloridian levels are off the charts folks. He has already experienced many successes on the local circuits, but now Logan McGinn is turning some heads and will compete against the best on a national level.
Wednesday PM. Hey Logan. How’s it going, man? GOOD. How’s school? GOOD. Second grade? YES. Are you playing baseball? YES. What other sports do you play? FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, AND GOLF. What’s your favorite? GOLF. Who’s going to win the Masters? JORDAN SPIETH.
Congratulations Logan. I hear you have qualified for two major tournaments. THANKS. Have you been practicing? YES. Are you excited? YES. Nervous? NO. I’d like to write an article on you if you don’t mind. COOL. Can I ask you some questions about your game? OKAY. I hear you are a great putter. YES. Do you have any tips or secrets? NO. Look, Logan. This goes out to 50k homesteads, and I need a little more. Can you put your dad on the phone? YES.
“Logan has been around the game since he was an infant,” Paul explained. “What triggered his obsession was a documentary called the “Short Game.” Logan was seeing younger players competing at the highest level. He was completely hooked and realized these kids were just a few years older. He has watched this movie 1,000 or so times. So when most kids were watching cartoons or Toy Story 2, Logan preferred tuning into the Golf Channel or memorizing this documentary on junior golf.”
Logan was introduced to a great organization called US KIDS GOLF. He’s participated with other phenoms in a variety of ways. Logan and his parents would travel three to four hours for each nine-hole event. He has played exceptionally well and has earned enough points to qualify for the 2019 World Championships.
Logan has already golfed in 11 US KIDS Tournaments, and my man has seven wins and four runner up finishes. He has also teed it up in three Regionals (Atlantic City, NJ. Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Phoenix, AZ.) where he placed in the top five. Logan was recently invited to play two prestigious events, IMG ACADEMY JUNIOR WORLDS in San Diego, CA and US KIDS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Pinehurst, NC.
To combat the travel costs, the McGinn’s are looking for a little help. They have scheduled a fundraiser on April 20th at Williamsport Country Club where Logan will attempt 100 tricky putts. I made the mistake of pledging $2 a make. But I t’s FORE the kids. Please reach out to Paul or me if you would like to participate.
“We are very proud of Logan,” his father continued. “He is a well rounded and gifted kid who works extremely hard. I joke with others as Nikki and I have tried to introduce him to LEGOS or other video games. But Logan wants nothing to do with them. It’s all about golf. Tournament play and this drive truly come from him. We marvel at his accomplishments and look forward to what his future holds.”
Congratulations Logan. Cheers. #loganmcginngolf.