Our US Adventure begins

Our trip to the US for the Junior World Disc Golf Championships is well uner way. It was a long flight but we arrived safely in Kansas City.  WOW!  It is hot and humid here.  Much different to the winter we left behind in Australia.

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We played one round of disc golf in Kansas City at Rosedale Park with our new friends Kathryn and Ava. Ava will also be playing at Junior Worlds but in a younger age division.

Ava and Evelyn at Rosedale Park in KS
Ava and Evelyn at Rosedale Park in KS
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Evelyn jump putting at Rosedale Park

We continued our journey with the drive to Emporia.  I am grateful for GPS and am also mastering driving on the opposite side of the road.  The drive to Emporia was very pretty.  Kansas is very flat and very green.  We were greeted to Emporia by thunderstorms.

We had a couple of days to explore Emporia’s disc golf courses before The Divisional Doubles Tournament.  The courses here are amazing.  We have played Peter Pan, Hammond Park, Flint Hills and Jones Park West.  I think our favourite so far is Peter Pan.  We also played an evening round with some locals which was lots of fun.

Monkey Island at Peter Pan Disc Golf Park
Monkey Island at Peter Pan Disc Golf Park
Peter Pan, Hole 10
Peter Pan, Hole 10

Our first official tournament was yesterday; The Junior World Divisional Doubles.  Evelyn paired up with her friend Virginia who is from Missouri.  They played two amazing rounds of disc golf, well above their current ratings despite the heat and humidity to take the Under 12 girls win.  Well done girls!

Evelyn and Virginia, ready to tee off.
Evelyn and Virginia, ready to tee off.
Miles. Ben, Evelyn and Virginia. Round one, Divisional Doubles.
Miles. Ben, Evelyn and Virginia. Round one, Divisional Doubles.
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Evelyn putting on hole 7 at Peter Pan
Virginia Laying-up while being filmed by Danny Lindahl
Virginia Laying-up while being filmed by Danny Lindahl
Virginia, Evelyn Max and Justin, Round 2 at Peter Pan.
Virginia, Evelyn Max and Justin, Round 2 at Peter Pan.
Winners are grinners, Evelyn and Virginia
Winners are grinners, Evelyn and Virginia. Under 12 Women’s, Junior World Doubles Champions

Today is a rest day.  We have registration, putting practice then dinner tonight with the crew from Eagle Wings.  This will be a great opportunity to meet the other Eagle Wings Junior Grant Winners.

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