First there was one girl now there are two!
You may remember Caitlin Cooper who is now beginning her golf career at Randolph Macon University. We’re very proud of her! Now we have another junior lady golfer coming up that is showing tremendous promise as well!
My goal is NOT to make them top tour players. It might happen who knows BUT I find it even more important that they get a real education at a good school and lead productive happy lives. Tour golf is a grind and I believe some parents put too much pressure on their kids. Let them enjoy their journey in golf and not get too down on themselves when things just don’t the way you hoped. That’s sports!
In both of these cases we have to give the Dad’s most all the credit because they are present at every lesson and gently support their daughters the right way. You see there is still hope for America!
Our additional star is Jessica Rathbone and her Dad Roger who is a Physical Therapist. Jessica has show a very keen ability to make changes and understand why she’s making them and is a very hard worker.
Just like Caitlin she has that ability to bounce back from a bad hole or bad round. That’s something you can’t coach, they just have it or they don’t.
Jessica just finished third in a tournament on the Peggy Kirk Bell Golf Tour
Greater Richmond Classic held: June 11/12 at Magnolia Green Golf Course, Moseley, VA. This course is rumored to be the third toughest course in Va.
Finish: 3rd. In the Prep (High School) division distance 5800 yds ( 73.1/136) Shot 88 day one but came on strong Sunday to shoot a 79 to secure 3rd place.
Jessica was playing with girls that were older than her for the most part so there is a lot of room for advancement. Most of all….she’s a great girl with good grades and a very polite manner to her. The kind of girl anyone would want for a daughter and that goes for Caitlin too.
I am very fortune to have the opportunity to attempt to bring something positive to their lives. Give them all the credit and don’t forget Dad!