Thursday, August 18, 2016

North Florida Junior Golf "End of Season" Banquet

The North Florida Junior Golf Season came to an end at the Award Banquet, Wednesday, 08/17/2016. Jack lined up three speakers, Sawgrass Manager Bill Hughes, NFJG Board President Jim Houston and the local Sports Newscaster Brett Martineau.

#NFJG President:
Trophy Table:
Awards were given for season/series winners (Fall, Spring and Summer; also Player of the Year and for the final tournament event, the Championship (which we missed due to the U.S. Kids Golf "World's") and for the most birdies during the season:
Sponsors received appreciation gift:
Jack Aschenbach:
Appreciation for sports newscaster Brett Martineau, supporting Jacksonville/NE Florida junior golf for nine years:
Player of the Year - all age groups (Youngest players: Andrew Davis (Boys 10 - 12), AA, Phillip D.)
Series Winners (Fall, Spring or Summer):
Tylar Whiting won the Spring Series for the Foundation Girls division. AA won for the Fall and Summer.
Foundation Girls and Boys POY:
Troy Sheffield won the Spring series award:
He graduated from Palatka HS and has accepted a golf scholarship!
Jack and AA:
So glad for this man and his time and energy spent on junior golf; he always has good words for AA.
Since we missed the Championship, I found this photo of Tori's win - so excited for her! She moved up to the Girls 13 - 18 years old when she was still 11!! And she was an excellent golfer and competed admirably all year until she began to beat all the older girls. She is amazing with what she accomplished this year!! {and she is TALL, towers over me at age 12!!}
Photos taken once we were back home: AA won a new Titleist Golf Bag (it is a newer version of my golf bag!! Mine has more green on it and is about ten years old!).
It is nice to win these trophies/awards; as we know, these will fade and be packed away so it is the families, junior golfers and memories we meet and make along the way. What a fun journey, full of life's experiences, wisdom from playing this sport and ability to travel and enjoy a wider view of the world.
Proud of our daughter's hard work!

1 comment:

Briana's Mom said...

Congratulations to AA! She really is amazing! And I'm glad to read that Ford is recovering. Hope he is back to 100% very soon!