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