Drive, Chip and Putt

Cristina Hidalgo, Southern Ohio PGA Works Fellow

My Experience

FAIRBORN, OH – Drive Chip and Putt was the first event that I ever attended as a fellow. I had heard of this event before my fellowship, but I didn’t really know what it was all about. This event differed from the ones I had previously attended during my time as a player. The format was new to me, and I didn’t quite understand why it was structured like that. Once I started learning more about it, I finally understood why the format was like that and the goal that they were trying to accomplish with it. Drive Chip and Putt is a great set of events as it is an excellent way to introduce the kids into the game of golf. The way it is structured helps create a relaxed and fun environment for the kids, making them more interested in the game instead of introducing them right away to an overwhelming round of golf. 

I have a lot of unforgettable memories from Drive Chip and Putt and a lot of favorite things about it. The first thing I like about Drive Chip and Putt will have to be the format and the environment that this creates. It is very family-oriented, and you don’t necessarily need to have a golf background, as it is an introductory event to golf. One thing that I really enjoyed doing was running each of the different skills during these events, especially scoring the putting skill. Another thing that I enjoyed was learning how the entire event set up. It was fun marking down the facility for the competition, especially the rings for the putting and chipping skills. This opportunity provided me with a lot of knowledge and unforgettable memories, and I would do it all over again if I could. 

One skill I will take away from Drive Chip and Putt is the ability to work under pressure and learn how to do different things simultaneously.