Friday, July 31, 2015

U.S. Kids Golf World Championship 2015 {Round 2}

Can you tell by the look on their faces?  Round 2 did not go so well.  Daddy Caddie reports that Brodie had a rough start on the the 1st hole nine holes and a war between the two of them ensued.

If you are familiar with junior golf, you know there is always a love-hate relationship between fathers and sons (or Moms, and daughters) whichever the case may be).
They still love each other, though!
After the disastrous 44 on the first 9 holes (holes 10-18), he pulled himself together and shot a 37 on the last 9 (holes 1-0).  Luckily, he didn't fall too far position wise, but he did move down from T51 to T57.  
Daddy Caddie learned a few lessons, such as arriving earlier to ensure ample time for warm-ups.  He didn't realize that starting on hole 10 meant they had to be shuttled out 25 minutes early.  This mistake meant Brodie didn't have time for any putting practice. He also said that he cost Brodie at least 3 strokes today due to bad club decisions.
So all in all, today was disappointing, but not terrible.  And Brodie was over it in about 10 minutes and has been running wild playing chase and hide-n-go-seek all evening.
Round 3 coming up tomorrow!

U.S. Kids Golf World Championship 2015 {Round 1}

Brodie had a slight slow start to Round 1 with a bogey on the first hole, but he battled out the rest of the round shooting a 79 on Pinehurst #1.
79 is a great score, however, at this level of competition it is only good enough for T51 out of 140 kids. 😉
Brodie was happy with his play overall.  He missed several birdie putts, which he hopes to improve upon today in Round 2.
Yesterday, his tee time was 7:48AM, but today it is closer to 1pm-which means it will be hotter! ☀️ Of course our Georgia Boy isn't afraid of heat, but we are hoping he stays hydrated and strong through the round!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

U.S. Kids Golf World Championship 2015!

We arrived at Pinehurst a little later this year, because Brodie was playing in his local Club Championship on Monday and Tuesday.  We missed the Parade of Nations by about 30 minutes, but we streamed the feed on Periscope in the car.
Technology can be awesome! 😉
We finally arrived and the boys were able to enjoy the festivities in the Village at Pinehurst.
On Wednesday, we went to Pinehurst Resort for registration.
There were some fun items in the swag bag this year. 😊 
The Honda characters were handing out goodies and taking fun pictures.
It is hard to believe this is his 3rd World Championship. Each year it will be harder and harder to qualify.
Time goes by way too fast for this golf Mom!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Maple Ridge Club Championship

Brodie played in the Maple Ridge Junior Club Championship this week. It was 2 nine hole rounds on Monday and Tuesday.  He really enjoyed making new friends and playing with some local kids his age.

He shot a 36 in round one. He was pretty excited to eagle hole 7.  In round 2 he was 1 under par, shooting a 71 overall to finish in 1st place!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

GSGA Summer 2015

Georgia State Golf Association
Junior Sectional Events
West Section

Brodie played in 4 of the 5 GSGA West Section tournaments this summer.
These are always fun events and it is nice that they are close to home!
This year he won 2 of the 4 events and placed 2nd in the other 2.
Because he and Triston (ages 9 & 8) were the points leaders in the 11 and under group, they were invited to the GSGA Junior Sectional Challenge Match, to represent the West Section.
Unfortunately, Brodie did not play well and had to battle through both rounds of this 2 day tournament.  Daddy Caddie reported that the course was a bit long for them.  
That's just part of it, though, when you are playing against the big boys! :-)