It must have been quite a thrill for those American youngsters to receive their gilt -edged invitation to the final of the Drive, chip & Putt competition, held today during Masters week. The last 88 competitors out of 15,000 across America competed in age groups; 7-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15, one for boys, one for girls. Age 15 with a plus two handicap, driving 253 yds. Phew!
Nice to see how Mum & Dad had drilled the etiquette into the majority too, like tipping their caps to the crowd and removing their caps to shake hands with the umpire at the end.
The proud Mum of the winner of the age 7-9 group could hardly hold her camera on the 18th (The 18th at Augusta!) and when he sank his putt I'm sure there wasn't a dry eye round the green. A great start to what promises to be a great week.