You remember back when we were so excited about my daughter getting on the girls golf team this year as a high school Freshman?
Well, that has been short lived. The coach is HORRIBLE! I can’t even begin to tell you the experience my kid has had.
I have gone so far as to call the Director of Athletics! Not much happening there!
It amazes me that this high school allows this kind of thing to go on. We are so disappointed.
But… these things can be life lessons and the season is almost up.
AND I think I have found a better route to Golf Scholarships! It is way more expensive, but probably more realistic.
Yesterday, after I left the golf course and listened to one more little girl tell me how the coach told her she was “useless” and told another kid that “his dog hits better than she does”
I put another call into the director at the high school and have not heard nothing yet.
I know that this coach will retaliate by not having my kid back on the team. No big loss!
I will not stand by and let him ruin her chance for golf scholarships and also make this experience so bad for her that she gives up a sport she loves!
There is a great is at organization in the area and after speaking to one of the directors there yesterday I know that high school golf is never the way to go for golf scholarships. Kids in high school golf usually only play 9 holes and they should be in tournaments of 18 holes, or 36 holes in a weekend.
What this organization would do is condition her to play in those tournaments. She can start out playing 18 holes on one day, and then work her way up to the full blown, 36 hole weekends.
So here is my plan:
- We will continue this season at the high school.
- Join this organization and play as many tourneys as we can this year
- It will give me the opportunity to see if this is in fact what she wants to do, if not, I am done. This is it.
- This will cost me the membership fee, the golfing tourney fees and the travel (local) and maybe one night flea bag hotel.
But it will allow us to thumb our nose at the coach and continue golfing in a more positive, professional manner.
It would give her a goal! She will have to work her way up. If she doesn’t, we are done.
I think I need to let her go back to the golf pro and it would be $200.00 for six lessons, so I would try to afford that as well!
It’s a good thing I don’t need to eat much and can wear thrift store clothes with no problem!
The lesson here for me is that High School sports suck!
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