We are now having a touch of winter and are running our heat! Thursday was the coldest, down to 35 degrees and only in the 50's during the day. Brrrr!!!
AA has had a typical week in spite of the cold. I am glad I finally broke down and bought her a new L.L. Bean winter jacket, has a hood and zip out liner, really nice. Monday was robotics club after school and her "Winner, Winner, Salmon Dinner". She went to her piano lesson at Jesse's on Tuesday and I made meatloaf and tried smashed cauliflower (fake mashed potatoes). Not very good, I didn't puree the cauliflower, maybe next time if I try it again.
Wednesday, she played nine holes with Lauren and Sarah. It was chilly but AA said it was nice in the sun. A crisp sunny day. Homemade pizza was dinner.
Thursday: It was still cool but sunny out so AA played nine holes with Ms. Penny. We also received in the mail a set of U.S. Kids Golf clubs (Tour 57") from Doug Dewitt - slightly used and at a great price. This is the next set that AA will grow into soon. I made our delicious taco soup and corn muffins (and took leftovers to Carolyn's for our lunch).
Saturday: AA played in an 18 hole tournament FJT at Amelia island - Oak Marsh. It was the first time FJT offered a tournament for younger kids ages 10 - 12. I headed back to Carolyn's for half a day, more painting!
AA played average - she said she should have done better, didn't have a really bad hole, just seemed "all over the place" today. We were hoping for a score in the high 80's for her first 18 hole tournament from the ladies red tees (the only other one was a U.S. Kids Regional that was shorter distance). Today, her not making par on the Par 3's is what made the higher score. From the Ladies Tee's she needs to make those, the shortest holes suits her skill level right now. She self-caddied also - a big FIRST!! She did well being the youngest - tied for 10th (the other youngest her age, placed 11th). All the other girls were older (11 or 12 years old). We all had a laugh afterwards talking about how she scared off her tee time partners/pairings. One withdrew right before the tournament and the other played five holes, said she was nauseous and left! So one of the threesome in front of her stayed behind and played the rest of the round - Ann Burel. AA has played with her a while ago in the Orlando U.S. Kids Golf local series.
Good try for a first tournament of this length and self-caddying!
Back to golfing: I found this Golf statistic, posting just to save it.
Next up is fun time Sunday at Top Golf with other girl golfers!