Saturday, June 24, 2017

Drive, Chip and Putt: Friday and Saturday!

Friday, we drove to Tallahassee - Killearn Golf and Country Club for the first level of competition "local" Drive, Chip and Putt. Ginger is staying with Carolyn and all is well with her so far!
We went to the course right before dinner for some practice, then ordered take out from Momo's - we ordered a pizza and two salads and there was enough food for 6 people!!

Friday practice:
After a fitful sleeping night for Ford and I, we headed to Killearn a little before 8:00 a.m. for AA's 9:25 time slot. AA's energy level didn't match our excitement, so her playing was off. She did place third, which was good enough to move to the sub-regional at the World Golf Village on August 26th; it is very tough to be in the top 2 (1st and 2nd place moves on) to move onto the Regional (at TPC - September 16th). The chipping and putting area/grid:
Setting up for her first drive; she placed all three balls in the exact same spot - earning three "7's". She's consistent!!
Finished her chipping, getting her score card back (one of her chips earned 1 point). Next is putting.
Waiting to putt:
The volunteer/man looked at me after AA putted and said, she's not going to be happy, is she? And I said, no, she will be disappointed. Not sure how he knew.
AA received a 2nd place ribbon for her Drive score, and 2nd place for her Chip score. In the past, she usually wins the putting.
The DCP Official did a fine job, had the kids thank their parents and the golf course volunteers.
AA is holding her 2nd place ribbons, her overall third place is a white ribbon.
We see the Potash family (Jing and Brian) periodically at golfing events. Their son, Bobby will be competing for the first time next year. Maggie and AA:

1Camryn Lux194550114
2Maggie Potash342641101
3Alyzabeth Morgan21363087
From the PGA/DCP Web site:
Expanding to 268 total sites, local qualifying will begin Saturday, May 6 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The breakdown and schedule of the 2018 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship qualifying is as follows:
Local (May/June/July/August):268 host sites throughout all 50 states
3 juniors advance in each age/gender category from every venue
Subregional (July/August):53 host sites throughout 33 states
2 juniors advance in each age/gender category from every venue
Regional (September/October):10 host sites in 10 regions
1 junior advances in each age/gender category from every venue
National Finals (April 1, 2018):80 total participants at Augusta National Golf Club
We stopped at Big Wood BBQ restaurant just south of I-10 in Live Oak. Pretty good food, filled us up! Once back in Jacksonville, I went to Carolyn's to pick up Ginger; after her mad energy subsided, she relaxed before we got in the car!

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