The golf courses have been open for almost a month, the first live golf event was televised last weekend and the PGA South Florida Section Junior Golf recently announced that it will be resuming its tournament schedule next month. The golf world is doing what it can to help people start living life again. It's exciting to see.
Two of my youngest students were back on the course this week as they are eager to compete in the Links Tour which kicks off on June 15, 2020 at the Country Club of Coral Springs. Sarah is playing really well and has even come close to beating her Dad. They are looking forward to playing in tournaments on both the east and west coast this summer. It's all about getting her experience and building her confidence.
Mateo just received the Player of the Year Award for 2019 which was the final season for the Junior Golf Foundation America, Inc. He is looking forward to competing again and meeting other golfers. He made a new friend in a younger, talented golfer at the last tournament in March but has not been able to see him since. Mateo walked away with the win that day but admits that his new friend really pushed him.
Both of these junior golfers have aspirations of competing on the Prep tour when they are nine. For now, the Links Tour provides them with an opportunity to gain experience and get prepared for playing without a caddie. Most importantly, they are getting a chance to live out the core values on the golf course. I am looking forward to seeing their growth this year.