On Wednesday, Feb. 8, my family went to the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale because our family likes to watch golf. It was a Pro Am day so we got to see the players up close. We drove to the parking place and after we were walking a little bit we saw a shuttle bus. The driver said, “Do you need a ride?” and of course we said, “Yes, please!” He took us right to the golf tournament gate and we went right inside, no lines.
When you first go in you see a big shop. My mom, brother, and I went inside the shop and I bought a hat with flowers and my brother bought a golf flag so we could get autographs from the players. The next thing we did was go to the driving range. We found a kid’s area and we got a bunch of autographs when we were in there. A famous golfer named Scottie Scheffler came up and talked to us and gave us a golf ball. He gave one to my brother and my brother said, “Oh, I already got a ball,” and Scheffler said, “You’re an honest boy.” It was funny. We stayed for about 20 more minutes and watched Scheffler practice hitting from the sand trap.
We were hungry so we went up to where we could sit to eat. We had front row seats a saw a bunch of the golfers on the first tee. Pro golfer Max Homa walked over and autographed the golf flag for us. I thought that was really cool because I’ve never been that close to a player before. We went back down to the putting green and collected more players’ autographs. One of the players gave me his signed golf glove and we even got golf tees from one of the caddies.
My family and I walked around the golf course ALL day. We got a pretzel and some lemonade and sat on a hill to watch the golfers putt on the 18th green.
My golf teacher Mrs. Cori, from Girls Golf of Phoenix, took me behind the scenes in the player media center, which is where they interview the players for television. She took me to the famous 16th hole, then I got to meet pro golfer Michelle Wie West and see where the players park. That was really cool. The players were so nice.
I had a lot of fun at the WM Phoenix Open and hope I get to go again next year.