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So awesome!  Most importantly, it looks like they all are having fun. Glad your daughter is along for the ride too

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15 minutes ago, WaffleHouseTour said:

So awesome!  Most importantly, it looks like they all are having fun. Glad your daughter is along for the ride too

Daughters! 🙂

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7 minutes ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

Daughters! 🙂

Yeah those of us who have them know the pain you'll be going though in a few years when they become preteens & teens. But just remember those years will pass , you will survive and they'll turn into wonderful women. 

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16 minutes ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

Daughters!

Well I only saw one riding on your back...  Your little hipster.

But yes, daughters.  Must not forget to treat all equally, he said from experience...

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3H, 4H Cobra One Length F9 Speedback hybrids (1”short) w Fujikura Atmos R flex shaft
5I-GW Cobra Forged TEC Black One Length (1”short, 2* flat) KBS 90 R flex shafts
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10 hours ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

Not been keeping this thread current, but wanted to check in here to say that, for the second straight year, Kirke has made it through the Local and Sub-regional rounds of Drive, Chip, and Putt and will be headed to Medinah Country Club for the Regionals!

Quick recap of the day: the Sub-regional round for us in at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. That's a 2.5-hour drive due south. Since Christopher's event began just after 9:00am, that meant we had to get everyone ready to roll out just before 6:00am:

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Speaking of Christopher: I've mentioned him in previous posts. He's my little moose; only 7 years old now, he outweighs Kirke by 25lbs and is the biggest kid in his age group at most things we've brought him to. This year, he entered DCP for the first time, and he surpassed Kirke in one way: he advanced to the second round on his first attempt. At the Local round, neither boy put up a great number, but both did enough to win their age groups, and Kirke only beat Christopher by a single point.

We got to SentryWorld in time for Christopher to get his practice in. After some chipping and putting, which went well, Christopher went to range to hit balls. Unfortunately, he was hitting a bunch of low hooks; although I tried a couple of instructions to calm that down, they persisted into the competition. He sent his first tee ball OB left, then straightened the next two out. But he didn't get any of his chips particularly close. His putting was a bright spot, finishing mid-pack there, but overall, he ended up 13/18 on the day.

I'm encouraged for him. Making it to the second round in his first year was a nice accomplishment. I'm looking forward to seeing what he does in the same age group next year with another year of growth (gulp!) and development:

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Kirke's tee time was about an one and a half after Christopher's. He showed his usual solid touch on and around the green, and had really nice control of his driver on the range. He's not (in general) going to outdrive most of the guys in his age group, but when he's on, he's going to be solid in distance and never going to miss the grid. That's a solid recipe for banking points at DCP.

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Kirke was the second to start in Boys 10-11. He did exactly what he need to do in drive: 3 balls, all between 120-140 yards, all in the fairway, for 23 points. (For comparison: one boy in his age group scored 27, but that was one 150 yard drive, one 220 yard drive(!), and one that got zero points for missing the grid.)

Chipping was Kirke's best event of the day. His worst shot with within 6' and his best with within 2' of the cup. That was good for 45 points. On putting, he lipped in the 6' putt, left the 15' putt inside 4', but the 30' putt came up well short of the target. Oddly, both boys missed the 30' putt short, with their ball stopping on a downslope that carried a lot of balls well past the target. It seemed like a really difficult putt. Of the 18 boys in Kirke's age bracket, only 3 got it on the target circle at all, and only one boy got it inside 4'.

That gave Kirke 99 points, one less point that he got one this round one year ago in the younger age group.

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It's a reasonably good score, but I wasn't convinced it would be enough. I told Kirke, based on history, to expect to finish as an alternate. Then the waiting began; there were still 16 other boys who had to finish and turn in their scores. Unlike last year, when they'd write the scores on the poster when each card was turned in, this year they were posting the live scores online. So here's me, hitting refresh over and over again with my darling little girl hanging on my back:

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As we got nearer and nearer to Kirke's age group being done, still no one had topped his score. The top two from Sub-regionals move on to Regionals, so Kirke would still advance if one of the remaining boys beat him. But no one did. For the second straight year, he scored high enough to win his age group and move on to the Regional round at Medinah!

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I'm proud of both of my boys. I think Christopher had a nice start to his DCP "career," and I'm obviously excited for Kirke to have another crack at Medinah. For those who don't know, if he wins there, he would advance to Augusta for the finals next spring.

On the drive home, I asked him how much he wants to get to Augusta. I've got some plans and drills so that he can be as sharp as possible for that event.

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Tell the @Kirke well done 

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Huh. Been a while on this thread.

Kirke did not make it through Medinah to Augusta for DCP. He drove the ball really well, was the best putter in his age group, and somehow completely lost his touch on chipping (which is normally one of his strengths). He'll try again this year, but only (unfortunately) the Local round: everything past that is on Sundays, which isn't going to work for us. Definitely disappointing, but I'm hoping the schedule shifts back next year.

In the meantime, Kirke is ramping things up for our upcoming season. I've decided to start a video channel to chronicle the next few years, which will culminate in Kirke beating me from the back tees of our course. Right now, in the off-season, we're just doing lighter videos. This one is fun: we decided to do a 25-125 yard skills challenge using the Mevo+ in the garage, but both of us could only use drivers.

It starts off a little slow: to be fair, we're asking the Mevo to "see" some very fringe case shots. But after the misreads, things pick up, and Kirke hits some pretty spectacular little shots.

FWIW: the channel I created is on "kid's mode," so that it cannot be monetized.

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Looking forward to the journey and following along. Thanks for posting and providing the update!

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Looking at at least another half foot of snow this week. Grateful for a place for Kirke to practice, even if it is a bit of an unconventional place for golf swings:

 

 

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1 minute ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

Looking at at least another half foot of snow this week. Grateful for a place for Kirke to practice, even if it is a bit of an unconventional place for golf swings:

 

Looking in mid-season form considering the amount of snow you guys have had!

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9 minutes ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

Looking at at least another half foot of snow this week. Grateful for a place for Kirke to practice, even if it is a bit of an unconventional place for golf swings:

 

At first I thought you hung the curtain in front of a window, and thought you were either very brave or very...brave.  🙂  His swing is pretty spectacular - I'm not sure I've seen it at this stage yet, I think the only thing I saw previously was from when he was Xavier's age - truly incredible! 

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1 minute ago, GolfSpy_SAM said:

At first I thought you hung the curtain in front of a window, and thought you were either very brave or very...brave.  🙂  His swing is pretty spectacular - I'm not sure I've seen it at this stage yet, I think the only thing I saw previously was from when he was Xavier's age - truly incredible! 

For what it's worth: they are foam balls. We're crazy, but not totally stupid. We just found that the colored foam balls left very faint little colored prints on the tan walls of the church, so the curtain is to prevent that 🙂

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13 minutes ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

For what it's worth: they are foam balls. We're crazy, but not totally stupid. We just found that the colored foam balls left very faint little colored prints on the tan walls of the church, so the curtain is to prevent that 🙂

I think you might've missed an opportunity there - "Jesus was here - LOOK! PRINTS! Proof!!!!!" I mean, sure, it's lying, which is a no-no, but THINK of the crowds you'd get! 😉

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What a great swing!  Flexible but controlled, and even the squat-jump for power with lag.  Super impressive!

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18 hours ago, GolfSpy_BOS said:

Looking in mid-season form considering the amount of snow you guys have had!

Looking great! Maybe he can help out my swing!

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Sometimes, you time the super slow motion just right:

 

This is now Kirke's age 10 season. This drive was about 190.

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Very nice! Such a sweet swing, the sky is the limit for that young fella!

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11 minutes ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

Sometimes, you time the super slow motion just right:

This is now Kirke's age 10 season. This drive was about 190.

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22 hours ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

Sometimes, you time the super slow motion just right:

This is now Kirke's age 10 season. This drive was about 190.

He’s absolutely in the slot on this one.  Perfect lag and follow through.

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