Monday, December 21, 2015

NFJG - Jacksonville Golf and Country Club

Alyzabeth played the back nine holes at the Jacksonville Golf and Country Club for the first time. A couple of holes caught us by surprise; disadvantage from not playing a practice round. She hit/drove the water at the 17th hole, just didn't get the ball up high enough. Then she hit the water on a blind fairway shot; didn't see it to the left (she lined up to go a little left to avoid a bunker; didn't know there was a pond!). Overall, did a decent job; only 15 putts and excellent chipping today! Second place!
Daughter and Daddy Caddie:

The Club House:
Practice - Warming up:
Registration and scoring area:
Above: Scoring table with Kylie and Tiffany Lewis (older sister is Amelia Lewis on the LPGA Tour).
AA standing on the bench to give her a little more height!
Coach Kathy Grant Nyman was watching some of the holes - she's a new sponsor of the NFJG tour (buy her wonderful girls and ladies rain gear)!
From Jack Aschenbach's Newsletter:
In our Foundation Division the Boys had a good showing with eight players in the field, while the girls had just three, but ready to duke it out. Gavin Fleming and Cam Goldknopf took the early lead. Goldknopf started out par, par while Fleming started bogey, birdie. Playing the tougher of the two nines par was hard to find, but Davis Chandler would be the one who would manage the course the best staying away from any BIG numbers. In the end Chandler and Fleming would tie and a sudden death play-off would take place starting at the 10th and there is where it would end as Davis Chandler would win the hole with a bogey taking home the Red Ribbon and Gold Medal. Fleming would wear the Silver and Goldknopf would take home the Bronze.
The Foundation Girls would find Kylie Turner with the edge, but a hard charging Alyzabeth Morgan would not let Turner just make it a walk in the park. After three holes of play Morgan would be leading the taller and stronger Turner, but a quadruple bogey on the 13th hole would damage the efforts of Morgan. Newcomer Tiffany Lewis was holding her own, trying to shake off the first NFJG TOUR tournament jitters, but a 10 on the par-5 14th would hamper the efforts. Morgan would triple the 16th and 18th while Turner carded quality bogeys to take home the 1st Place award. Morgan would grab the Runner-up spot and Lewis would claim the 3rd place medal.
Her next NFJG tournament is a Team Shamble (pick the best ball on the drive, then everyone plays and scores their own ball after that) - 18 holes each day! 
From Facebook: A week from today, Alyzabeth will be playing her first ever 18 holes of golf. Not just a practice round, but in a REAL, LIVE tournament. 18 HOLES for the FIRST time! I hope the Caddie Daddy doesn't give out!
fm - I can easily imagine how this event for AA (and us) seems to be overly dramatic. So many coaches have guided and touched Alyzabeth's life - not just golf. Doug. Kathy. Kip. Jason. Maria. Anne. Our family continues to be a steady and concrete support system. Proud of you AA. Coach Doug is holding your hand...and heart.

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