05 Dec Mother of Jackson and Kaitlyn Shields
“The BGA has been a wonderful experience for our family. We have two children that have participated in the BGA, a boy and girl. The BGA opened up the opportunity for them to meet other golfers their age in the Birmingham area and have some competitive fun. Our kids enjoyed getting to play on the beautiful courses in surrounding towns such as FarmLinks, Ol’ Colony and Limestone Springs. Some of their favorite courses in town included Old Overton, Hoover CC and the Country Club of Birmingham.
“The Birmingham Golf Association is run amazingly well. Signing up for the events online was very easy and there were plenty of dates for matches throughout the summer to select from, for the kids’ events. When conflicts came up, Ian Thompson was understanding and helped us resolve the conflicts with other golf matches. Detailed event information with tee times and players were sent out in plenty of time and again a lot of information about the course and what to expect that day. “At all the events, the BGA staff was much appreciated. They were professional and friendly. The golfers knew who and where the BGA staff was, when help was needed.
“There have been other opportunities for our children through the BGA. They both volunteered as standard bearers at the Regions Tradition. Both have also signed up to volunteer for the Women’s U.S. Open in 2018 at Shoal Creek.
“The Birmingham Golf Association Junior Tour will be on our to do list again for next summer.”
– Anite Shields