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2021 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship

Lydia Boles

Ballwin , MO
Age: 7 - 9
Gender: Girls
Region: Midwest
The Path to the National Finals
  1. Local Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Weldon Springs, MO 63304
    Jul 18, 2019
  2. Sub-Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    St. Peters, MO 63304
    Aug 8, 2019
  3. Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Parker, CO 80134
    Sep 8, 2019
Home Course and Location:
Normandie Golf Club (Oldest golf course west of the Mississippi River)

Play Golf Right or Left Handed:
Right

Age Started Playing Golf:
6

How did you become interested in golf?
Watching brother and dad play golf

Who introduced you to golf?
Dad

Who do you normally play golf with?
Dad and Connor

Who is your golf teacher?
Dad

What do you like most about playing golf?
Learning new things and love being outdoors

What part of golf do you like to practice the most?
Putting

What’s the most difficult thing about golf?
Not every shot is perfect

What is your favorite club?
The Big Dog (Driver)

What is your favorite course in the world?
Augusta National Golf Club (haven’t seen it yet J)

What is your biggest achievement in golf so far?
Winning all 3 qualifiers in 2020 DCP to go to Augusta National Golf Club

Have you ever participated in a USGA or PGA of America event? If so, which one(s), when, and how did you do?
No

Do you participate in PGA Junior League?
Yes

Do you participate in LPGA*USGA Girls Golf?
No

Do you participate in The First Tee?
Yes

Local Qualifying Site/Results/Any Memorable Moments:
Whitmoor CC – So proud to have a chance to go to Sub-Regional like my brother did the year before.

Sub-Regional Qualifying Site/Results/Any Memorable Moments:
Old Hickory GC – Hitting all three drives in the grid and finding out the next round was in Colorado!

Regional Qualifying Site/Results/Any Memorable Moments:
Colorado GC – Chipping in on second chip shot for 25 points and finding out I was going to Augusta!

Have you tried to qualify for Drive, Chip and Putt in the past? If so, please list each of the years and previous results:
2018 – Local 9th place, 2019 – Local 17th place

Did you watch last year’s Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals on television? If so, what impact did that have on your participation this year?
Watched age group

List from strongest to weakest – Driving, Chipping, Putting:
Putting, chipping, driving

Have you ever been to the Masters before? If so, when?
No

What is your favorite Masters memory? U.S. Open or U.S. Women’s Open memory? PGA Championship or Women’s PGA Championship memory?
Attended 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive CC in St. Louis, MO with my family. Saw Tiger Woods in person for the first time.

What is your favorite memory of watching golf on TV?
Gary Woodland’s fist pump after winning the 2019 US Open at Pebble Beach

Who is your favorite male golfer, and why?
Jordan Spieth because I’ve been able to watch him win golf tournaments.

Who is your favorite female golfer, and why?
Lydia Ko because she has my first name.

Who is the coolest player in golf, and why?
Rickie Fowler because his last name is cool because it reminds me of flowers.

Have you ever played with someone famous? Who? Please describe the circumstance:
No

If you could choose to play golf with a dream foursome, who would the other three people be?
My dad, my brother Connor and Lydia Ko

Do you have any superstitions as it relates to golf? If so, please describe:
I wore my lucky outfit for all three DCP qualifiers this year!

Do you play any golf video games? If so, which one(s)?
EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour Golf on Xbox

What food would you serve at your Champions Dinner at Augusta National?
Toasted Ravioli, Cheese Pizza, Mac & Cheese, Hamburgers

Favorite School Subject:
Writing

Favorite School Teacher:
Mrs. Savage

Favorite Sport (other than golf):
Dancing

Favorite Movie:
A Dog’s Journey; Abominable

Favorite Singer/Music Group:
Taylor Swift

Favorite TV Show:
Get Out of My Room

Favorite App:
YouTube Kids

Favorite Emoji:
Unicorn Emoji

Explain any talents or interests outside of golf:
I like to draw, sing, and dance. I also like to cheer for my brother at his hockey games.

Describe any obstacles you’ve overcome in your life:
I broke my leg after falling off a scooter when I was 7.

Hero/Role Model(s):
My mom and dad because they’re trying their best to raise me and my brother right and teach us well.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“If you never try, you’ll never know” – Mrs. Mitzi Skiba, P.E. Teacher

What do you want to be with you grow up?
A teacher like my mom

Describe yourself:
I’m a hard worker because I persevered with my practice to make it farther in Drive Chip and Putt than I ever have. I’m a kind, honest and humble kid that loves to be around friends and family.
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