Kids compete in Drive, Chip and Putt National Final

By  | 

Sunday, April 7, 2019
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Now in it's sixth year, the Drive, Chip and Putt competition has grown by leaps and bounds. For the youngsters, they are giddy with excitement when making it to Aaugusta.

"How much fun did you have?" Kevin asked.
"A lot of fun. I don't know how to explain it" Taya Belloma said.

"It was super amazing. This was my second time back and my last because I'm aging out and I'm just glad I've been able to be here." Madilyn Shea Newman said.

One of the amazing things about the Drive, Chip and Putt, is the diversity of these kids. They come from all over the country, and I mean all over the country.

We have one from Hawaii this year and even one from Anchorage, Alaksa

That's where Ian Bruchhauser comes from. His outdoor golf season doesn't last long.

"Our Anchorage season is like two and a half months, not very long" said Ian Bruchhauser

So what does he do? Takes it inside, like , in the house.

He said he has to practice in the house, how much furniture gets broken?

" A lot. There's balls everywhere."

Are there holes in the walls?

"Not yet, I sort of say no, no, no. But there's balls everywhere, behind the couch, in the laundry basket, they're everywhere." Michele Bruchhauser said.

The future is bright for all these kids and for Bruchhauser, he's done some family fanagling for his golf future.

"This year I was super lucky because I finally convincned my mom, I'm going to high school down in California, so I can play year 'round" Ian said.