Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Have fun playing golf

It’s truly amazing to see such incredible talent come from our kids!
Among the many great quotes of my late great uncle, UCLA “Coach” John Wooden, these are two
that I try to remember and apply when it comes to Karah's game.

1. Success is peace of mind that comes from knowing that you have done your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
2. A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.
*San Diego Junior Amateur Champion
*FCG World Champion
*San Diego Jr Masters Champion
*Callaway Jr World Champion
*Taylor-Made World Masters of Jr Golf Champion
*Callaway FCG Pacific Coast Champion
Karah's 2010 accomplishments should leave no doubt in anyones mind that a great deal of time and preparation goes into her game… But one thing that I have always tried to do is "Keep It Fun”
Karah is self motivated, self determined, and focused beyond her years. She loves to practice and she loves to win!

But during our precious time together out on the golf course we often take time to hit an extra ball into the lake just to watch it splash… feed a fish… hide a ball in a tree just to see if it will still be there tomorrow… fill up one of our cup holders with worms or rollie pollies… or just sit together and have a picnic in her pink pin striped golf cart. In our endless hours together we have turned over rocks looking for “friends” – saved a gophers life from the onslaught of the black crows – We’ve had chipping challenges countless times to see who’s paying for the ice cream and
swerved sharply on more than one occasion in an effort to avoid making squirrel pancakes…
These are memories that will last long after the thrill of a win has passed.

There is a time to play… and a time to focus… find the balance…

Enjoy your time together.

~caddie daddy

1 comment:

  1. Hi caddie daddy. I'm sure you follow Karah's tweets so you know I am a big fan of hers. I get a big kick out of her youthful enthusiasm. It is a great tonic for an old guy like me! How about sending some So Cal sunshine my way? Things are pretty miserable weather wise in NY.