Kyle played in his first two tournaments last summer at his golf clinic. The first was the parent/child tourney, which he played in with his grandfather. I think they came in 3rd in their division. The second was the end of season tourney. They played in their summer clinic divisions. Kyle was in the "red" (highest) division, and finished first by one stroke. He beat out both the club pros' kids, and a 15 year old. Beginner's luck or the start of something?
Our first tournament this year was the Grand Canyon State Games (the state Olympics) in April. He finished first in the 9-10 division. He was a little nervous, after not having played all hockey season, but had a great time and learned what it is like to play in a "real" tournament. We even had a rain delay (for a serious thunderstorm that moved through.) He had to keep score for himself and one other player in his foursome, plus they had a scorekeeper with them. At the end of the round, they had to go to the scorer's table to verify their scores and sign their cards. Just like the pros!
Kyle will be playing on two golf tours this summer, the Southwest Section PGA Antigua Junior Tour, Red Mountain division and the Junior Golf Association of Arizona, Boys Golf Club. Spectators are welcome at both tours, if you want to watch. It's really fun to see the kids play. His schedule is:
6/13, SWSPGA Junior Tour at Las Colinas Golf Club in Queen Creek, tee time 7:16am (no spectators allowed)
Score: 47 (par 36), finished 6/7
6/20, SWSPGA Junior Tour at Leisure World Golf Course in Mesa, tee time 7:32am (no spectators allowed)
Score: 51 (par 36), finished tied for 4th
6/27, JGAA/BGC Mesa Championship at Dobson Ranch Golf Club in Mesa
Score: 35 (for 6 holes from the forward tees), finished 2nd
7/11, SWSPGA Junior Tour at Viewpoint Golf Club in Mesa, tee time 7:48am (no spectators allowed)
Score: 51, finished 2nd
7/18, SWSPGA Junior Tour at Mountainbrook Golf Club in Gold Canyon, tee time 7:16am (no spectators allowed)
Score: 40, finished 1st!
7/25, JGAA/BGC Summer Classic at Riverview Golf Course in Mesa
10/8, JGAA/BGC Halloween Howl
As he plays these tourneys, I will post his results & standings. If you want to attend any of these tourneys as a spectator, I will try to remember to post his starting times - or you can email me a couple days before and I'll send you the starting times.