My Family

My Family

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Players

Wednesday, May 8, Brody played hooky from school and Jason played hooky from work and the three of us went and spent the day at The Players golf tournament.  It was a practice round day and a day the players will give their autograph and take pictures.  Brody has gone out several times now and really enjoys it and I love taking him out there.  I wasn't sure how Trevor would do out there - he may have been running in the fairway, so we left him with my parents.

We got out there pretty early - around 8AM because Brody's favorite is Tiger (not mine at all) and we wanted to make sure he was able to see him.  I could have cared less to see him - what we do for our kids!!  We bought the 2013 flag for him to get autographs on and we were off to find some golfers.

We like to walk around the course instead of just staying up near the clubhouse and seeing everyone.  We usually find a spot between the green and the next hole and stand there.  We usually don't have a problem getting signatures unless people just don't want to sign - why in the world would that be - Tiger, Bubba and Rickie??

Brody really got into asking them for their signatures and we were able to get around 30 or more so he was pretty happy.  We stood and waited between the green and the next tee for Tiger and he walked right by but no acknowledgement whatsoever - just listened/talked to the guy next to him.  I had one pretty disappointed guy.

This also happened with Bubba and Rickie.  As they walked by they said "I'll sign when I'm done at 18."

Well, Brody really likes Bubba and remembered when he made like a 10 on one of the holes at The Masters, so we did walk up to the clubhouse to try and get his signature.  As we waited, Tiger was finishing 18 so we thought there might be a chance, but look at this mob and then he went the other way - figures since it avoids people.  Oh well.

Brody was still able to get some signatures while we stood near the clubhouse.

Tommy 2 Glove Gainey from The Big Break

Seung-Yul Noh

Brody patiently waiting for Bubba.

This was so cool because there were a ton of people wanting Bubba's autograph.  Bubba came over to our side since we strategically stood where we did because there were plants on the other side so he had to come to our side.  Well there were several people around us but Bubba looked up and reached for Brody's flag to sign - SCORE!!

We then headed to the back 9 again to try and get a few more signatures.  Brody was getting the hang of getting the signatures.  He would tell them all thank you and was very polite.  By the end he was going up by himself.  

Sometimes you have to walk with the golfer as they sign.  Brody walking with Matt Kuchar, 2012 Players Champion

Boo Weekley

Here is a little throwback to 2009 - Brody's first trip to The Players and his first picture with Boo Weekley

Justin Rose

Brody was able to get a few well known golfers even though I didn't get pictures with them - Sergio, which has a funny story.  Of course Sergio is pretty popular with the girls so it seems they come from all over for a picture with him.  So as all of these girls were standing around trying to get Sergio's signature, there stood Brody with his flag and Sergio saw him and stopped to sign it, paying no attention to the girls.  It's great to be a little kid!!

I love that Brody enjoys golf because it is one of the sweetest things to see he and Jason headed out to play golf.

Taking it all in

Our completely signed flag

Joe Daly even signed one of his golf balls and threw it to Brody.

At the end of the day we headed to the Kids Zone where there was a 9 hole putting area and a Game Zone truck.

While Jason and Brody played for about an hour in this thing, I relaxed under an umbrella (I may have dozed off a little too)

We left around 3:30, which made for a long day but it was a lot of fun and I'm pretty sure Brody enjoyed it more than going to school.

No comments:

Post a Comment