Wednesday, June 26, 2013

GGG player notes and photos from 2013 USGA girls junior qualifier at French Creek golf club

Jordan McKelvin of Westminster, Maryland wills her putt into the hole on the par 4 12th green in the 2013 USGA girls junior qualifier.

Getting up and down at the par 4 13th hole is Luiza Altman of Brazil.

Luiza Altman of Brazil delivers her shot to the par 4 14th hole of the 2013 USGA girls junior qualifier on Wednesday, June 26.

GGG and Hunterdon Central standout Jess Wild studies her putt on the par 4  14th hole at French Creek golf club in Elverson, PA in a qualifying round of the 2013 USGA girls junior. Fellow GGG and incoming HC freshman Katie Lee was five groups behind Wild.

USGA girls junior qualifying results from all venues


30 player field with four qualifying spots and two alternates available.

69  Cecily Overbey,Hightpoint NC
69  Ana Paula Valdes,Hilton Head Island NC
72  Luiza Altman,Windermere FL
74  Isabella DeLisio,Hatfield Pa
74  Jackie Rogowicz, Yardley PA
76  Brynn Walker, St. Davids PA
76  Rachel Lee, Woodstock MD
78  Killian Casson, Ellicott City, MD
78  Franco Hurtado, Macungie PA
79  Carley Hopton, Madison NJ
79  Lauren Kim, Woodstock MD

There was a three hole playoff for the fourth spot, which went to Isabella DiLisio.  She won with a birdie on 18.  The girls played the blue/white composite with the exception of the green tee on 11.

Friday, June 14, 2013

ANNIKA Inspiration Award Nominees Sought

ANNIKA Inspiration Award

Honoring a girl who demonstrates athleticism, dedication, leadership and the ability to inspire others.

Know the perfect candidate for the ANNIKA Inspiration Award?Submit your nomination for this award today! Submission Deadline is June 30, 2013.

A person’s ability to truly inspire others and encourage them to do their best is rare and deserves recognition. The ANNIKA Inspiration Award was created to honor a deserving girl who demonstrates athleticism, dedication, leadership and the ability to inspire others. It is given in collaboration with the ANNIKA Foundation, superstar golf icon Annika Sorenstam's nonprofit organization. 

“I am very excited to tell you about the ANNIKA Inspiration Award. I would like your help in nominating an exceptional young female athlete. The national award will be given to a young woman who has been inspired by someone in her life and who now excels in her sport while demonstrating leadership qualities, taking time to give back to her community or sport, and in turn, serves as an inspiration to others,” said Sorenstam.
Please note that you will need to register with the Women’s Sports Foundation’s grant-management system to access the nomination form. Under the organization information, please enter the information for your organization or school. A Tax ID number is not required to register (so you may leave that space blank). If you have any questions, please call Elizabeth Flores at 516-307-3915 or e-mail her at
Past Winners 
Lianna Thomas                                                2012
Winter Vinecki                                                 2011
Caitlin Baker                                                     2010

ANNIKA Inspiration Award: Official Rules and Regulations>>>

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Weather Delay at Merion, Junior Girls Golf Options & The Littlest Golfer Tees it Up at Burke Park, VA

While waiting for news on the weather delay at Merion golf club, I did some brief research on some junior girls golf options:

 If you live in the Philly region , checkout the first two links! 

LPGA Girls-Golf of Valley Forge

The LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Greater Newark, Inc. , also conducts  a Pitch and Putt League at Ash Brook Golf Course in Scotch Plains.
Girls involved in LPGA-USGA Girls Golf work with a PGA or LPGA Instructor to learn the basics in rules, etiquette, full swing, short game, and putting.  
The program helps develop self esteem;  provides opportunities and grant responsibilities to girls; provides an incentive to continue to progress and improve the game; creates a network in which girls feel comfortable in golf and teaches an appreciation and love for the game of  golf.
The Girls Golf program runs every Wednesday evening, from May 22nd – August 7th, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Galloping Hill. The Pitch and Putt League meets on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. in June and July at Ash Brook.

“Our programs introduce girls to golf and make it fun,” said program director Beverly Harrison. “We’ve grown each year with more girls participating and with more volunteers.  This year we are also providing an introductory program for parents who can make good use of their time at the course while they are waiting for their children.

To register for either, visit the website at the third link above.
I was in Virginia last week seeing my specialist who is in charge of directing me through the bartonella & protomyxoa protocols and got the chance to spend some time with my nephews.

My hubbie and I took the 4 yr-old birthday boy to  Burke Park in Fairfax county. If you are ever in the region, CHECK IT OUT! BURKE LAKE PARK homepage

We hit the putting green (for 10 minutes of fun!), then a train ride, playground action, nature walk, ride on a carousel and kicking a beach ball around a field.

A little golfer on his birthday with his THE LITTLEST GOLFER golf clubs.

Friday, June 7, 2013


A 7-minute workout based upon science (New York Times article) good for golfers too (based on my opinion.

Well, it is June 7---if you are feeling stressed from being too busy or fill-in-the-blank, why not try this activity below?

YOUR key is to rest 30 seconds in between each exercise.

When I read this in the NYT, it reminded me of TABATA training 

I incorporated TABATA into my coaching plan via the preseason workout for the high school girls golf team I coached.

Led by LPGA professional and Golf Channel commentator Val Skinner, top players on the LPGA Tour will gather in New Jersey once again to raise $500,000 for breast cancer awareness and research at the 14th annual LIFE (LPGA Pros in the Fight to Eradicate Breast Cancer) tournament. Held on Monday, June 10 at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, NJ, the 2013 event will bring the total raised by the Val Skinner Foundation to more than $8.5 million.
“Breast cancer continues to touch all of us in some way and the LPGA family was reminded of this once again with the loss of our fellow player and friend Colleen Walker this past year,” said Skinner. “While great strides are being made on the research front, there is still much work to be done. We are committed to continue to work with our benefactors at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Susan G. Komen for the Cure to do all we can to eradicate this disease.”
As always, the LIFE event has attracted top LPGA players including:
Amanda BlumenhurstVeronica FelibertVicky Hurst
Danielle Kang Christina KimIK Kim
Jessica KordaPernilla LindbergBrittany Lincicome
Paige MacKenzie Belen MozoAzahara Munoz
Anna NordqvistBrooke PancakeGerina Piller
Morgan PresselLizette SalasKaren Stupples
Lexi Thompson Alison WalsheKarrie Webb