We are very proud of Emily, especially Dad! She had a bad start, scoring 8 on the first hole, which was a par-5 and then, another 8 on the par-4. She ended up with a 55 on the front 9 and 43 on the back 9, which put her in the second group to tee-off the next day. (high scores tee-off first)
The next day, she started with the course she ended with 43 the day before and scored a 41, including an eagle! (golf terminology for 2 strokes under par). This was her very first eagle and we got to witness it. The parents were congratulationing me.. I'm glad I was there. I almost did not go due to the weather, but luckily, it didn't rain on us. On the back 9, where she scored 55 the day before, she started with birdie-birdie (4-3) compared to the previous day's score of (8-8). She ended up with 43 on this course. She improved by 14 strokes from the day before.
Emily is very strong. She typically has the longest drive. Parents asked me how old she is (because of her size and strength? because she's little?) One parent realized that she's a better golfer than the others and asked if she had a bad round the day before to be in this group. Most girls had a bad round on the first day due to nerves. On the second day, most have better scores as they are more relaxed and just have a good time.
I cast on a sock while walking on the golf course and almost finish the leg of one sock after walking the 36 holes over the 2 days. One mom is a knitter and chatted about knitting. I shared my Stitchcounter app that I was using to keep scores!
It was fun to watch her golf. I guess she just has natural athletic abilities - making the Traveling A team in her first year in playing Softball and qualified for the State Tournament in her second year of playing golf. I remember when she was little, she was not interested in golfing - she would only come if she gets to ride in the golf cart! If she keeps this up, I hope I'll be watching her golf again at the State Tournament next year.
Thanks for letting me brag about my golfer girl.