Throwback Friday: My First Golf Championship

It’s Friday, the start of the glorious weekend, and it’s the beginning of a new segment I’m excited to share with you all. It’s called, as you can see from the name of this post, Throwback Friday. Every Friday I will repost an old article and so today, on the premiere of Throwback Friday, I will share with you My First Golf Championship. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

The Beginning of my Day

So in order to enjoy the full experience of the first day at the Wells Fargo Championship one must get up before the birds and head to the Golf Course at 5am, which I did with my family, and so when we finally arrived at the Golf Course it was still mainly dark outside (a rather chilly 55 degrees) and the workers were just getting there. Yeah, we were at the Golf Course before the workers even arrived. So it was about 6am in the morning, there were amateur and I think (I don’t know the golfers very well) some professional golfers practicing at the driving range but there wasn’t any sight of Tiger anywhere to be seen so we continued walking around and figuring out where the holes were and just wasting time. A little while later we went back to the driving range at another spot and first Justin Thomas came out which caused a bit of excited arouse. (I don’t know anything about him but I saw him. Yay!) And then…Tiger arrived! *jaw drop*

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This is Tiger at the Driving Range! *squeal* Yes…it’s Tiger Woods…in the flesh.

It was amazing! This was the first golfing championship I’ve ever been to and I was seeing Tiger Woods not ten feet away. I couldn’t believe how lucky I was. But that wasn’t the end. It was only the beginning.

After getting a few pictures of the golfing legend I went with my family and got some Wells Fargo Championship souvenirs. After my sister and I put on our brand new visors we went to the 1st tee where Tiger would begin the pro-am day at 7am.

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And here’s yet another fascinating up close shot of Tiger as he prepares to hit the first shot of the day.

I was so excited to see Tiger at the first tee and when he swung and hit the ball all I could say was, “Woooow!” I still kind of can’t believe I saw one of the greatest golfers of all time at such an up-close level yesterday. Awesome!

After that, we rushed down to the 1st green where we took some more pictures and then zoomed to the 2nd green where we knew the crowd wouldn’t as dense. We got ourselves a great spot and I was able to take some more fascinating shots of the Tiger Woods.

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Tiger at the 2nd green waiting for an amateur to putt.

After that, we continued down the golf course and after following Tiger through the 3rd and 4th hole we decided to go to Hole 7 and camp out a bit so we could see Tiger and some of the other golfers.

As I was walking I couldn’t help but notice how stunning the golf course was on that cool and breezy morning and so, naturally, my sister and I had to take some pictures displaying some of the beauty of the course.

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This is on our way to Hole 7.

And then we walked a little bit further and saw another area to take glorious pictures.

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This is the rising sun peeking through the trees.

My sister took this picture and I was utterly stunned by its beauty and so I had to share it with you all. The sheer feeling that I was getting from the gorgeousness of yesterday morning made me completely understand why people play golf. It’s a very peaceful setting out there on the course.

And then we eventually got to Hole 7 where we camped out for a spell.

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These are just two of the many mansions sprinkled throughout the golf course.

At that hole, there were these three gorgeous mansions that were practically begging to be taken pictures of. We couldn’t fit the third mansion into the shot but I could get these two into the picture. Aren’t they magnificent?

After that, we sat for a small while and then finally here came Tiger with, of course, the crowd.

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You could see Tiger from a mile away with that pink shirt. Awesome!

And then after he and the amateurs finished this hole and kept on going we got to see another famous golfer that even know and that was Ricky Fowler.

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Ricky is in the white and pants (obviously.)

So that was awesome. We got to see a few other professional golfers as well (Daniel Berger, Webb Simpson, Gary Woodland, and Harold Varner III) before getting up and moving on to catch up with Tiger again.

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I had to take a picture of my younger sister with her cool shades. 🙂

And then we went to the 13th hole which sat at the near top of this large steep hill that provided views of the 12th hole down the way. At that point of the day, it was starting to get warmer so my sister and I went and got ourselves some frozen lemonade (yummy) and it definitely hit the spot. Not only was it a thirst quencher but it was absolutely delightful.

The fun thing about camping at the 13th hole was having to watch out for the balls coming down. Every time a golfer hit the ball all of us spectators had to keep our eyes peeled on the ball to see where it was going and a few times the ball actually fell towards the crowd (these were the amateurs’ shots by the way) and that was definitely kind of thrilling.

After Tiger moved on we moved on as well. We got a great vantage point at the 15th tee where we could see the 14th hole at the bottom of the hill.

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Here’s Tiger yet again. Awesome!

And then we just waited until he would eventually come to the 15th tee.

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This is us at waiting at the 15th tee with our delicious frozen lemonades.

After he hit the ball and began working on the 15th hole we went to go to the 18th hole to see him again but by the time we got to the 18th hole the crowd was massive and our time seeing Tiger was officially over. But I couldn’t have been happier.

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This is the look of two sisters who have had a wonderful day.

We got to see Tiger Woods up close multiple times and it undoubtedly was an experience I wouldn’t forget any time soon. And guess what? It still wasn’t over!

We were heading to finally get something to eat when we had to stop to let some golfers pass through. I was looking to see who it was and when I saw it was Kevin Kisner’s team I got so excited because of guess which amateur was playing with him? Um, Roy Williams!

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Go Tar Heels! Woo!

I am such a UNC fan, especially with their basketball team, and so to see Roy Williams so close was just incredible! Could I be any luckier? We were just getting ready to eat and leave and just so happened to run into Roy Williams along the way. I couldn’t have been happier.

After that, the day was basically over. I got myself a chili cheese dog and a Coke and then we slowly made our all the way out of the golf course and to the buses that awaited us.

I’ve never been a golf fan or very interested in the sport but I can honestly say that I have obtained a love for golf after that glorious experience I had yesterday. I got to see Tiger Woods front and center, I got to see Roy Williams, and I got to spend a fabulous time with the family that I love so much and I couldn’t ask for anything more.

I thank you for reading about my first golf championship and I hope you have a splendid day.

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