***Disclosure: Thanks to Kia and Zeno Group for sponsoring today’s discussion and outing. However, my opinions are entirely my own 100%***
I grew up always wanting more. I wanted to try out different sports or take certain classes and due to my family situation I usually had to plant my feet firmly to the ground and my nose in a book. I had a great childhood, but from the get go I’ve always wanted to give my children more. I can’t tell you the numerous hours I’ve spent as a mom on the baseball field or hearing the clarinet practice at all hours of the night. My kiddos thrive when they have something to keep them busy. One activity I had yet to introduce them to was Golf. My husband plays and I’ve ventured out on the course a time or two, but we’ve just had the opportunity for the kids to try it out, so when I surprised them with a Day at King’s Creek Golf Course they were super excited. Sometimes traveling to places in your own neighborhood can turn your regular day into a great one.
We hopped into the Kia Sorento and headed out. We met up with Angelina our incredibly nice instructor and the kids began their lesson. She stressed that this first lesson was all about making “contact” with the ball. As a mom in the background I was a little nervous for both of them. When put up to a new challenge they both attack it fiercely though so I waited in the wings to see how it would go.
Angelina was great with the kids. She gave instruction, but let them feel their way around the club and then corrected their swings when needed. I’m happy to say they both took to it immediately. The smiles on their face and the intense concentration by both of them was evident. Learning something new like golf gives kids empowerment. All that knowledge in their brains as they are growing up gives them options. More options than I had growing up. To see the spark in their eyes as they were learning how to pivot and how the “tempo” of a swing was important made me feel proud of them. It’s the small things that add up. Not only empowering them to do and want more, but just spending time as a family is important to us. It was a great day to create memories with
Don’t just take my word for it. Gabriel took to social media to share what he thought about golfing:
— Gabriel Reasoner (@reasonerson) March 26, 2016
In fact both Gabriel and Isabella loved their first lesson so much that they both asked for more! I may even take a few lessons for myself because I can’t let the kids out do me. Family competitions are in our future with more family days at the Golf Course!
SEVENTH ANNUAL LPGA KIA CLASSIC RETURNS TO AVIARA GOLF CLUB MARCH 24-27
Family Friendly Tournament Offers Fun Activities for Fans of All Ages; Admission is Free for Active Military Members and Their Families and Children Under 17
- 144 of the world’s best players – including defending champion Cristie Kerr – will compete for the $1.7 million purse with the winner driving off with a Kia K900 luxury sedan
- A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to Hire Heroes USA, a national non-profit organization that helps military veterans transition to the civilian workforce
— Kia Motors America (@Kia) March 26, 2016
Now in its seventh year, the Kia Classic places an emphasis on family friendly activities such as scavenger hunts and player autograph sessions, and has also designated Hire Heroes USA as the tournament’s first-ever official charity partner.
“The Kia Classic has developed a reputation for attracting one of the most competitive fields in women’s golf, and this year is no different,” said Tim Chaney, vice president of marketing communications, Kia Motors America. “As a member of the Southern California community, we are honored to share this event with golf fans throughout the region, and very proud of the tournament’s focus on recognizing and giving back to the brave men and women who have elected to serve our country.”
In addition to a portion of ticket proceeds being donated to Hire Heroes USA, a national non-profit organization that helps military veterans find civilian jobs, active duty military members and their families (with ID) will receive complimentary admission to the Kia Classic all week. There will also be a special Military Appreciation Day on Friday, March 25. Representatives from Hire Heroes USA will be on-hand throughout the tournament to provide information about the services the organization offers and how to get involved.
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) March 26, 2016
WATCH The Kia Classic: Coverage of the LPGA Kia Classic will air on the Golf Channel, and fans will be able to watch highlights of the tournament played on the challenging par-72 course. Check local listings for full coverage details.
ATTEND The Kia Classic: The 2016 LPGA will be at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Carlsbad, California. To purchase tickets or to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.kiaclassic.com. Tickets start at just $20 for a daily ticket. The volunteer package is $70 and includes a round of golf at Aviara Golf Club. Information on corporate hospitality packages, pro-am opportunities and advertising opportunities are also available at www.kiaclassic.com.
FOLLOW The Kia Classic: You can also follow on social media! The Kia Classic’s Facebook page and Twitter feed: @LPGAKiaClassic will allow fans to keep up on pre-tournament and tournament-week news, view exclusive photos and enter various contests for the chance to win Kia Classic tickets and other prizes!