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We did it!!! We brought home our FIRST NCAA Championship trophy for 4th place at the National Championship!!!! It was quite a journey this past season–and we are so THANKFUL for all the GREAT support from our families and friends!!! Thank you to everyone who has given us so much!!! We felt that “15th club” from afar while we were in Miramar Beach, Florida in May!!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!
As many of you may have noticed, “blogging” has been replaced by Facebook!! It’s a quicker way to get photo’s out and info out to everyone! Although I love to blog, my schedule gets so packed, I run out of time!! I’m so sorry! I will continue to try to put a cool picture up from time to time, but in the meantime–please “like” our page on Facebook: facebook.com/georgefoxwomensgolf AND you won’t miss any of the action!!!!
Our journey starts up again shortly and we look forward to a new year full of new and exciting experiences!!! We keep learning and growing as a team, and most importantly understanding that Golf is truly a game that never stops teaching!!!! Thanks again and GO BRUINS!!!!!
Our seniors reminded me that this was our 4th NW Conference Fall Classic Championship victory in row—so is that a “Fore-peat??” 🙂 Our team played really strong—despite some poor weather conditions the first day!!! All five of our players in the tournament finished in the top seven spots—which is really pretty great and shows the depth of our solid team!!!!
It’s been a busy Fall Season!!! Time to relax a little and get geared up for what is setting up to be a very exciting Spring season!!!! Thank you to all our great fans who continue to support us—no matter what the weather does!!!! It’s great!
The journey continues in February—but be sure and check back now and then as we may have some good pics of the “off season!!!’ You never know with this team!! Go Bruins!! More photo’s coming soon!!! 😉
We took our first trip to play in a D-II tournament in Santa Rosa Calif a few weeks ago!!! It was a great event—lots of tough competition, and our team played really well!!! We finished 10th as a team which was pretty solid for our first time in this event and on a very difficult golf course (Santa Rosa Country Club) that was playing really long!!!!
Adding total excitement on the final day—our own Abby Mann fired a tournament one-day scoring record and tied a course record with a 69!!! Her round included an eagle (hitting it in from 75 yards on a par 5) and 4 birdies!!!! She was definitely on fire—and ended up finishing 3rd overall in the tournament!!
Other teams definitely took notice of us—and it wasn’t just because of our neon pullovers!! We made a statement with our performance on the course, and a comment was made from another player, that “we were a really good team!” That was a nice compliment!!! Hopefully—we’ll be invited back to this event next year and make even more of a statement!!!
Oh—and did I mention the Tuscan castle that we got to visit?? After playing on the first day, we had a little time to drive over and see a 13th century replica of a Tuscan castle!! It was unbelievable experience for all of us!!! We were there at the end of the day, and basically the last people around—so it felt like it was “our castle” too!! We almost spent the night! 🙂
Check out all the pics!!!! Go Bruins!!
P.S. Charles Schultz (creator of Peanuts comic strip) was from Santa Rosa–that’s why lots of pics with “Peanuts” characters!!!!! 🙂
Okay–I promised myself that I wouldn’t get behind on “blogging” this season, but it’s been absolutely hectic since school started at the end of August!! With little free time, social sites like Facebook and Twitter have taken first priority due to faster pic uploads! We’re a “social” team–what can I say?!?! 🙂
Hopefully, you all have been reading the tournament updates, so you are probably up to speed on everything that’s been going on!! Thus, I will give you a more “inside” view of the tournaments that we have played along with a fun slideshow.
First up for this season was “Notre Dame!” We flew to Chicago (then drove to South Bend, Indiana) for a National event at Notre Dame’s home course, the Warren Golf Club!!! The top teams from Nationals were invited, so it was basically like a “Fall Preview.” We wore our NIKE neon yellow pullovers with “George Fox” screen-printed down the back for the first time–so definitely we received a lot of attention walking through the airports (not that we were looking for any!). I never thought that when purchasing those pullovers that we would be like walking billboards for our university!! It’s great though—promoting GFU wherever we go!
We developed some new fans along the way–including “Brent” who was on the range with us before our practice round–and his shirt was exactly the same color as ours (it’s a tough blue to match), so we decided he was officially a fan!!! We can decide that with anyone at any time!! We love our fans!!!
Also at Notre Dame—we did our traditional “jump for Jesus” photo’s in front of the “Touchdown Jesus” enormous wall mural!! We walked the campus, had dinner at “Legends” and just enjoyed the whole ND scene! Unfortunately, Megan developed tendonitis in her arm during our practice round, so she had to sit out. It was a bummer as she was ready to go and hitting it solid!!! Megan is on the “reserve list” now, but hopefully will be back in action soon! She’s doing everything she can to get her arm back to normal—actually better than normal, so can’t wait!
As a team we finished in 6th at Notre Dame, which was a good start for us, and we just missed 5th by one slim stroke! Our own Kelsey won Medalist—which was really cool too!!! We showed the other top teams that we are bringin’ it this season—so look out!
Next came the Pacific Invitational at Quail Valley GC in North Plains OR (about 45 minutes from us). It was fun having a more local event and lots of parents and fans out to watch!!! We played strong—and everyone took home medals—which is always nice. We also had our traditional “pizza” at Main Street pizza near the course!
Our last tournament was one that we hosted last weekend (the Culturame Classic) at The Reserve GC in Aloha, OR! It’s an awesome championship course and we had perfect weather—well, a little breezy the first day—but glorious sunshine for both days!!!! We had lots of parents and fans out once again, and we just had a lot of fun soaking up the beautiful fall rays–and hit some great golf shots too!!
Now, we are getting ready for Sonoma next weekend—and then our Fall Classic in Ridgefield WA the following weekend!!! This fall season seems to have flown by–but still lots of great golf left—so stay tuned for more exciting golf action soon!!!!
Our GF Women’s Golf & GF Baseball teams spent “Serve Day 2012” giving back to The Children’s Course (and the First Tee of Greater Portland area). Serve Day is a day for the university to “give back” to the surrounding communities to show others that we care and encourage all to continue to give back whenever they can!!! The school closes for the day in order to put “faith into action” and to go out and touch and assist those less fortunate in a variety of different ways.
After a beautiful outdoor breakfast on the lawn and some inspiration from President Robin Baker, we headed out to The Children’s Course (in Gladstone, Oregon). The Children’s Course is a non-profit organization, affiliated with the First Tee, that teaches youth life skills and character-building through the game of golf. More than 50 outreach programs are conducted each year to a variety of organizations (ie. Boys & Girls Aid Society, The Christie school, Washington School for the Blind, to name a few)
The golf course is a 9-hole, par 3 layout. It is funded by private donations from foundations, corporations and individuals. A facility unique to The Children’s Course, the Erling Jacobsen Learning Center, features a 5-hole short course for teaching, practice and play.
Our Women’s Golf team as well as three members of the baseball team took a short bus ride from the course to Clackamas where we worked with some special education kids in the morning. It was heart-warming and quite emotional to watch our students interact with these kids. It was truly a moving experience that is hard to express in words. Everyone jumped in and provided smiles all around. Meanwhile, the men’s baseball team, Pres. Robin Baker, our head trainer, Dale Isaak and Head Baseball Coach, Marty Hunter, worked diligently at the course sprucing it up!!! Work included sanding and seeding tee boxes on the course, trimming trees, raking, painting the clubhouse, power-washing patio’s, gutters, and anything else, cleaning vans and BBQ’s and washing windows (thank you Baseball team on that one!) 🙂
The gals also pitched in when we returned from the school as well. We all left the Children’s Course in great shape to handle the nearly 5,000 kids who participate in their programs each year!
Just an AWESOME AWESOME day AND we just got asked back again for next year!!! The school in Clackamas where we worked with the special needs kids said that they had so much fun that they want us back! Very very REWARDING day indeed!!!
P.S. No time to label pics in slideshow–but I think the pics speak for themselves!!! 🙂