I’m happy to announce a victory for me and my Dad in this year’s father/son tournament at his great club. We struggled all day and missed many putts by just inches. My swing was mess and I missed many iron shots badly. We didn’t know it but we were tied for the lead going into the final hole, despite our feelings that we weren’t playing up to our ability level.
Our last hole was a par-5 which we almost reached in two. My Dad chipped from about 10 yards off the green. The ball checked perfectly, then released like a putt. It took the right-to-left break perfectly and softly fell into the cup for EAGLE. I ran up and high-fived my Dad. It was the highlight of our day. We ended up winning the thing by two shots. That eagle made the difference!
This marked one of many father/son tourneys my Dad and I have either won or placed in. We weren’t expecting to win based on how bad we felt about our individual games but we ham and egged it well. These tournaments are very enjoyable for me.