My first trip to Ireland this summer was incredible, but little did I know I would become a part of a family spanning the globe. I’m so thrilled to announce I’ll be joining them for a reunion in July 2019 for the 12th Annual Carr Golf World Invitational Father/Daughter Tournament! And you can come too!
One of my favorite parts of my job as a reporter and on-camera host of the PGA TOUR is the platform that it has given me to connect with so many wonderful people that have a passion for the game. Furthermore, I’m humbled by the opportunity to have a positive impact on young girls and females in golf.
But my experience last July at the Carr Golf Father/Daughter Tournament had such an impact on me!
This isn’t a sales pitch trying to drive signups for next year’s Invitational, this is an open invitation to be a part of a community that will change your life. It would be one of my greatest joys to be able to come together with you in Waterville, Ireland in Kerry in 2019. Think of it as one the best meet-ups you’ll ever attend! Caution: you will want to come back every year.
So before I tell you how to sign-up, I want to introduce to you some of the wonderful people that you will call family by the end of the four days. These relationships that I made on this trip have had a profound impact on my life.
I went into last year’s tournament thrilled to have a chance to spend time with my dad in Ireland. And as you can tell by my initial reaction upon our return (read blog here), that dream very much came true. But what stuck with both my dad and me was the positive impact that the other families had on us. Not only did Marty Carr and his wife Mary invite us into their golf family with such amazing hospitality, but we walked away with several phone numbers of people that we have continued to stay in touch with.
12-year-old Adriana and I have become great friends. Even though an ocean separates us. She regularly texts me from Ireland – keeping me up-to-date with how she’s doing in school, the golf tournaments that she’s playing in and even her fun Sushi Halloween Costume. It has been a true to joy to become friends with such a bright young women, even if she is more than half my age☺
Wendy is a burgeoning businesswoman in New York, whose success and joy I look up to. Wendy and I have connected and brainstormed ideas and ways we can help make her home golf club grow and become more accessible to young people and women. Once you meet her, her sisters and their father, you will instantly see why their family has religiously attended the Father/Daughter Tournament since its inception. Their family’s determination to get others involved in the game of golf and have fun while doing it is contagious.
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Casey and I met a world apart in Ireland but actually both live in Jacksonville, FL. Isn’t that incredible?! The similarities continued, as she works in sports too and has a passion to grow her career. Casey and I are blessed to be able to play golf together in Jacksonville. Another fun fact about Casey’s Father/Daughter team is that she played with a family friend. So even if your dad can’t make it, it’s a wonderful opportunity to build a relationship with someone close to you!
These are just a few of the wonderful women that welcomed me into their family. And now I’m honored to return the favor and welcome you. It doesn’t matter your skill level, we are all here to simply have fun – it just so happens we’ll be playing golf in one of the most beautiful places in the world too.
For more information visit: http://bit.ly/2019FatherDaughter and to inquire or signup email: [email protected]. Please reach out to me with any questions you may have too! I’m happy to share my personal experience with you! If you decide to come, please let me know! I’d love to say hello and get to know you before the tournament in July! DM me on Instagram.