On Friday, several of my junior golf students participated in the local qualifier of Drive, Chip and Putt which is a free competition for junior golfers that is held each year. The finalists will be invited to compete in Augusta, GA to kick off Masters Week.
This particular qualifer was hosted by The Falls Club of the Palm Beaches. Tee times started at 8 am and continued through the afternoon. The overall top 3 point earners in each age group advanced to the Sub-regionals in August and the top 3 point earners in each skill received ribbons.
When I first learned that so many were planning to compete I was incredibly humbled. I can only hope that my students are developing the confidence to step out of the comfort zone of class and play on some level and when they do I feel extremely blessed that I get to do what I do.
I was told that the golfers and their families enjoyed the experience and they were happy to stay after their tee time to cheer on one another. One Mom even commented that the event was a great way to give the golfers a taste of competition on a small stage. She is absolutely correct. Each of the golfers is deserving of congratulations for just trying.
Abriella Morrison Girls 7-9
Blake Mayer Boys 7-9
Luke Sterijevski Boys 7-9
Xander Trivlis Boys 7-9
Amelia Mayer Girls 10-11
Marina Sterijevksi Girls 10-11
Mateo Muñiz Boys 10-11
Sofia Mayer Girls 12-13
Vivian Sterijevski Girls 12-13
Blake Leon Boys 14-15
Congratulations to Abriella Morrison, Amelia Mayer and Mateo Muñiz who will be moving on to the Sub-Regionals where they will compete against other golfers that advanced in their local qualifiers. I am very proud of them!!