Monday, August 03, 2015

At the End of the Day..... I Love You

A thoughtful phrase Coach Kathy sent AA to remind her about loving herself no matter the outcome of a golf tournament (or any of life's challenges and aggregations!).

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Pinehurst Kids Golf Worlds - Round 3 - Final! 37-40-41

Quick post (will fix later - and add more photos).
Her playing partners for Saturday, final round:
Tlajomulco , JAL - MEXICO
Zoey CHO
Alyzabeth MORGAN
The U.S. Kids Golf World's came to an end with a Top 20 Finish!
Photos from the last round: Warm-Up:

 Waiting at the last hole:
 The End!
 Scoring table:
 Awards - Orlando young lady (M. Ikeda)
7 year old (above).
8 year old (below).

Copies of official tournament photos:
Group Photos from Lori DeWitt - Closing Ceremony
A wonderful time with some spectator frustrations (yes, watching your child golf is nerve-wracking! You know how good they can do on their best day, so we wish for that each day - impossible!). Everyone friendly, many new acquaintances. Ready to go back in 2016!

Saturday, August 01, 2015

The Photo Shoot - Rain Girl Golf - Kathy Nyman

Kathy (Deercreek, Jacksonville, FL) has created a girls and woman's line of golf rain wear. Today, she and AA had a mini-photo shoot with the rain jackets and skirt. Three color combinations are available - blue and black; black with blue (photos shown below) and pink/black. Check out her web site at raingirlinc. Follow #raingirlgolf

Friday, July 31, 2015

Pinehurst Kids Golf Worlds - Friday - R2

Round 2 - Right before heading out to Hole #1, Coach Jason and Caddie Maria (follow #fgaalltheway):

AA's partners today were: Christiana LEE, Loxahatchee, FL and Sarah SHAO, Green Brook, NJ.
We are using Kathy Nyman's Rain Girl umbrella, great for shade; very much needed these three days. No rain in sight! She seems to be doing well networking to get her girl's rain golfing gear and ladies rain wear out in the golf marketing world - check out raingirlinc.
Ninth hole chip that ran away:
Tallying up the final score:
At the end - AA, Christiana and Sarah:
First time I saw a sign about girls can keep their shirts out (not tucked in). The official rules that are handed out say all kids shirts must be tucked in.
AA did pretty well, missed a few birdies, two that actually went in the cup, lipped and came out. There was a strong wind and the course seemed to play harder. The Hole #9 bogey was a good save but still a bogey. With a score of 40, she dropped to 12th position. Ten girls all bettered their scores except for the threesome in AA's tee time. Strange!
Tomorrow is the third and final day and we know AA will play her best! Hoping she will play back into the top 10!

Pinehurst Kids Golf Worlds - Opening Round 1 Completed! AA Rocked a 37!

9 Holes • Longleaf Golf and Country Club - What a HOT day! With a R1 afternoon tee time, we were guaranteed a blistering sunny day.
As spectators, we were able to seek what shade the course afforded; but by the 7th Hole, I felt heat stroke coming on! AA and Caddie Maria labored on, doing great. AA played well!
We have cooled our bodies, drinking even more liquids, ready for Round 2 - Tee Time 10:21 am.
Hole #1 - Hearing the rules, ready to play with Megan MENG
Lawrenceville, NJ and Chanelle WANGARI, Nairobi - KENYA.

Hot, Hot, Hot!!!
Ninth Hole:
Scores and R2 tee Times:

Foundation Golf Academy - Congratulations to Alyzabeth Morgan whose steady play earned her a one over par 37 and a spot in the top 10 after the first round of the US Kids World Championships. AA was one inch away from an eagle of the 6th hole which was incredible. FGA is so proud of how you stayed focused in the 100° heat. Good luck in Round 2.
Other Facebook comments: Sheri Patterson You can do this sweetheart, GOOOd luck!!!!
Ann Caton Cobb Pretty awesome in this large field of eight year olds.
Terri Cobb Stone Incredible, great play, good luck for R2! 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FGA Dinner and the KIDS!

We enjoyed dinner with the Foundation Golf Academy families! Coach Jason and Caddie Maria rock!

Wednesday at Pinehurst - Worlds - Part 4

The official practice day has come and gone. AA had a good round with her Caddie Maria. They were able to take their time and use an extra ball. We chatted with several families including Canadian Dino Borovilos (daughter Vanessa age 9), Marc, dad of Parker Jules (Georgia/MD) and Olivia Ikeda's Grandfather (FL).
Let's hope that AA's "A" game is here the next three days! She is using a new ball that Coach Jason has her trying, seems to give her a little more distance, the Volvik Crystal.
Coach Jason gave AA some PUMA slap wrap bands (bracelets) to hand out at the parade. We saved a few for her to give out during the three day tournament.

Always looking at the lay of the hole:
The south entrance to Longleaf:
AA played/practice with California 9-year old, Mimi Whang:
We have a cook-out dinner invite tonight with the FGA group and expecting Coach Kathy Nyman (Jacksonville - Deercreek) to arrive!

Pinehurst - Rental House - 108 Woodburn Road

We were fortunate to find this rental home at the last minute, right near Midland/Long Leaf Golf Courses (off Airport Road).
Side yard/deck:

Deck water feature:
Backyard - chipping opportunity! 40 yards!
The outdoor cat:
Inside (plus three small bedrooms and 1.5 baths). We only have one complaint, the eat-in kitchen is way too small for more than three people; having a family over for a meal, you must move to the outside deck, or several people are standing while eating!
A wonderful place to stay!