Friday, April 30, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
I *HAD TO* edit this particular one, however, there are several in this series which will make compiling a Photobook effortless.
My daughter is like a chamelion - and did a great job modeling - with emotions ranging from quirky to peaceful to sultry to happy to fun!
I hope to post more from her series soon whilst working on the golf banquet slideshow. Which, for those of you interested, the Guyer boys team placed 11th out of 16 schools competing at Quicksand Golf Course this Monday & Tuesday. Mason scored well but not his best at 76-85 for161, tieing for 34th place. The team did quite well considering the high school is very new - 6 years or so. And as if they didn't face enough challenges being the new kids on the block, Guyer is now moving from 4a into District 5a next year! With 6 seniors, perhaps they'll still have another opportunity at Regionals & State! I hope so, and feel proud that each player is tightening up his scores.
Hope you all are doing well. My blog has taken a back seat to life lately - primarily golf! I would love to hear from you, so please leave me a comment to let me know what's up!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Here are a few cool layouts of the Guyer Wildcats Boys Team. They are heading off to San Angelo, TX to play at the Quicksand Golf Course for Regional playoffs!
We are so proud and excited for them!
*GRIP IT & RIP IT!!!*
Best of luck Denton Guyer High School!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Thankfully, our players handle stress a heck of a lot better than this old golf mom! The Wildcats 2010 Golf Team is gaining momentum placing 2nd, as a Silver Medalist for District 5-4A. Yes, we are heading off to regionals!
The team has been practicing & working very hard this year resulting in everyone's averages dropping considerably. Mason and Ryan tied for 4th place in the tournament overall. And articles below provide a starting reference point of Guyer's coach, Roddy Adams thoughts going into District playoffs.
Mason played extremely well and has an elegantly-crafty way of recovering from difficult positions whether it's sand, rough or tough green. His practice round was under par. During the tournament, the players contended with 30 plus MPH wind gusts & Mason's dealt with his sprained ankle never complaining. We were so proud of his efforts, as well as his teammates.
When he completed his final putt at 18, the team cheered him in and let him know that they would be placing 2nd. The tension of the last play melted from his face, lighting up into a big smile, and relief, "Really?!" He was elated and the team's spirit higher than ever.
My years of coaching and motherhood prompt me to encourage every player. I am so thankful for the years spent coaching girls recreational soccer. The platform of equal play, positive cheering & fairness certainly impacted my competitive spirit. Watching these players improve, tournament by tournament, year to year, scorecard to scorecard is incredibly rewarding as a *Golf Mom & Fan*. Golf can be incredibly humbling - one shot you are on top of the world, the next shot you can plummet into an abyss of self-doubt. So, I've tried hard to encourage the players that, yes, they are improving, they are as good as any team out there, if they maintain composure and attitude, they CAN DO IT, they CAN WIN, they will be great no matter what division. I told one of my son's teammates and best buddies to remember that I am cheering for him, if noone else is. That I am there for him, the team and believe in all of them. I told him that I'll be his Good Luck Charm and he will rock the back 9! And he did & told me that being his Good Luck Charm worked. So, I'll take credit for having a bit of Irish luck any day, but mostly I believe in him!
We all need someone to believe in us. And even for those who do believe in themselves completely, 100% of the time, which really is not possible as a human being, it's nice to know that someone else is in your corner recognizing your abilities.
These kids have ABILITY PLUS ... and I remind them of it, as often as I can.