So today was a new adventure for this mom!!
My first GOLF meet.
Tristan has been out for golf. .mainly because it was a sport that he could participate in with his gimpy foot (which, by the way. .gets fixed next Friday)
It was a meet close to home. .so I left everyone at home and ran over to watch.
This photo depicts what I love the MOST about southwest Kansas. .
Look at the gorgeous sky. .full of marshmallow clouds. .and the wide open spaces. .
and I do mean WIDE OPEN!! And an added bonus. .all the green grass!!
The last time I was on a golf course was 20 years ago when I ran cross country in high school. I forgot how wide open and nature-y golf courses are.When I got to the meet, Tristan walked up to me like he didn't know me. .handed me this piece of paper. .and said "you can't talk to me." And walked off. I unfolded the paper. .it said Welcome Parents and Spectators. .Here are the rules of conduct.
Hmm. .it really did say that I couldn't talk to him. .and that I had to walk 30 yards behind the players. I was glad I hadn't brought Cami.
I've never really watched golf on TV or in real life. .but when they miss a shot (I've seen it in the movies) and all the spectators go Awwww. .It's really just a natural phenomenon. .it just comes out of your mouth before you know it's out! Case in point. .I was watching this kid from another school hit the ball. .He whacked it with all his might.. and it promptly hit the tree to the side of him with a loud "thump" and bounced backwards. I said OH so loudly, he turned and looked at me. .to which I had to apologize. .it just slipped out before I could squeeze my lips together. Maybe next time I can do better to stifle myself.
I also realized that there is a lot of skill involved to this game. This particular hole started out at the bottom of the hill. .And Tristan finally picked up his ball (which didn't clear the top and landed in an area that wasn't easy to get out of) and took a score of 10 hits. They also spent a lot of time hitting balls INTO the wind (it was pretty breezy today) which takes some of the distance out of their drives. This was the best photo I had of Tristan hitting. .in which you could see his whole club. .instead of just part of it.
While he didn't place today. .he earned 5th place in a meet last week. .and really seems to like the sport. My sister and I always went golfing with my maternal grandparents in the summer when we were little. They thought that we had potential to be great golfers. .Neither of us went on to play in high school, or even as a hobby. .so I know they would have been super proud of Tristan's efforts. .and pleased that they passed down a love of the sport!
Tomorrow is prom around here. .and we've worked on some of those gardening projects. .so check back soon so you can keep up!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!