Friday, July 30, 2010

Congratulations, Joshua!

From the Desk of Joe Rollins

It is with great pride that I congratulate my son, Joshua, on his recent victory in the Ansley Country Club Junior Championship. He scored a 77 in his final round, which far outpaced the other competitors in the tournament. In fact, the 2nd place competitor was 22 strokes behind Joshua!

I have talked about Josh in my blogs over the years. It’s hard for me to believe he is no longer a little boy, but I am reminded of that reality every time I stand next to him. Josh is nearly as tall as me (6’4”) and he is only 15-years old. I presume he’ll be even taller than me by the time he starts college.

Several years ago now, Josh showed interest in the game of golf. He always showed some talent in the sport, but I have noticed that he’s made great progress over the past few years since dedicating himself to the game. He is playing in the Atlanta Junior Grand Championship at Callaway Gardens this week, opening with a quite spectacular 77 on the par 72 (only 5 over par), 7,200-yard, Mountain View Course. The second day of the tournament wasn’t as good for Josh (his score was 88), but he is still gaining valuable experience that will serve him well in his future junior championship tournament competitions.

Needless to say, I am very proud of Josh. Whether or not he goes on to play any other sports the rest of his academic career is not as important as the fact that he wanted to improve his golf game and has demonstratively done so. Well done, Son!