My Biggest Fan

12 Jun

A lot of my success and perseverance in golf can be attributed to the person who first introduced me to the game, my mom (awww). But really, she is my biggest fan and has been with me through all the ups and downs.She’s seen me shoot 68 and 95. She’s is a very good player who’s played golf all her life. She started following me at tournaments when I was 12 and is still following me today. This past year she made a trip to Florida, Louisiana, Chicago, and Indiana to watch me play. She’s gone out Washington with me and even driven me to Philadelphia to play in a junior tournament.

It’s funny, I know when she gets mad at me when she’s watching. When I make a dumb mistake or decision I know that she’s talking to herself and wondering why I did that. Then after the round she’ll call me and go through every hole and ask me what I was thinking on certain shots. She’s followed me when I’ve been in some pretty high pressure situations and sometimes she can’t even watch because she gets so nervous. I remember this one time I was on the seventeeth hole of a tournament and I had a 4 foot par putt. As I was lining it up I could see my mom out of the corner of my eye and she was turned away! She couldn’t even watch. I know she loves every minute of it though.

Me, my mom, and my bro in Seattle, WA


Posted by on June 12, 2012 in Uncategorized


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4 responses to “My Biggest Fan

  1. julialix

    June 13, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    That was a sweet post. Also, compliments to what you’ve done to the features/functions of your blog! The sidebar on the right looks great, including the calendar, twitter roll, group blogs, archives, etcetera.

  2. SofiaB

    June 13, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    What a great post! Your mom is very supportive. It’s a plus that she is very knowledgeable about golf because she is able to give you feedback on how you are playing and therefore you are able to improve after each game.

  3. simply1ofbillions

    June 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    It’s nice that your mom is such a big fan of yours and is an asset to your golf-playing! My parents both are very supportive of my skating career and have followed me across the country and the world as well. However, I know what a fine balance it is. There are countless “skater moms” – just like “hockey dads”, etc – who try to live vicariously through their kids and can pressure too much (I’ve seen this at competitions more times than I can count). I’m glad your mom isn’t like that, and that she’s so supportive of you! Good luck with all your future tournaments!

  4. dannyatmichigan

    June 13, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    It is a really sweet post. My mom would usually get worried when watching me play soccer, especially when the defenders play really harsh on me, a striker. But I know my mom is proud of me when she sees her son is trying so hard and enjoying what he is doing.


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