Junior Golf: Olympic Golf Dreams

In today’s Friday Flop Shot we will hear the words of some of the golfers competing in the Rio Olympics. So many of the golfers have a lot in common with the other athletes even though they play different sports. (photo offcoursegolf.com)img_0106

Ricky Fowler in an interview earlier this week said, “Growing up I’d always watch The Olympics and think about how cool it would be to play in them. But then I knew I might not ever get to do it, because my sport, golf, was not an Olympic sport. But things have changed and now I’m here!” Announcer, “What is it like being here?” Paraphrasing Ricky, “It’s absolutely unbelievable, walking into the stadium and representing the USA and being around all these great athletes! My Olympic Dream is coming true.”

Bubba Watson in his post-round interview after shooting a 73 on Thursday, was asked about being part of The Olympics, he replied, “It’s been absolutely amazing. The sad thing is, I shouldn’t say this, but golf gets in the way. I want to go to every event. What a thrill of a lifetime. What a dream come true. I get to be an athlete, but I also get to be a spectator. This is the greatest sporting event around the world. We have every different sport here and now golf is in it. So it is an absolutely amazing, amazing time and I wouldn’t change it for the world. And like I said before, golf gets in the way. I am giving golf my best effort. I had 1 bad swing today and 2 3-putts, but now I get to be a fan and support the USA.” (photo cliffhawkins/gettyimages)

So Mom and Dad what does this mean for your son and daughter? Now they can add the dream of being an Olympic golfer to their dream list! It has been over 100 years since golf was last played in The Olympics and now it’s back! Your junior golfer has a brand new dream! Some of the greatest golfers of all-time NEVER had a chance to play Olympic golf, but now your junior golfer does.

Encourage your kids to dream and dream big!

See you on #1 tee dreaming of Olympic gold… Sam

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