Jordin Christine de Graaf
Virginia Beach , VA
Age: 10 - 11
Region: Middle Atlantic
The Path to the National Finals
Should a player advance through local qualifying, the subregional and regional qualifying sites are pre-determined based upon the local qualifying site. The player is not guaranteed participation in the subregional qualifier unless he/she advances through local qualifying. The player is not guaranteed participation in the regional qualifier unless he/she advances through local and subregional qualifying.
Local QualifierEvent CompletedNewport News, VA 23602Jun 21, 2021
Sub-Regional QualifierEvent CompletedMidlothian, VA 23113Aug 9, 2021
Regional QualifierEvent CompletedRochester, NY 14618Sep 19, 2021
PLAYER’S PREFERRED FIRST NAME:
Virginia Beach, VA
Glen Allen, VA
NAME AND LOCATION OF SCHOOL:
Red Mill Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA
GRADE IN SCHOOL:
HOME GOLF COURSE AND LOCATION:
Heron Ridge Golf Course, Virginia Beach, VA
PLAY GOLF RIGHT OR LEFT HANDED:
AGE STARTED PLAYING GOLF:
6.5 years old
LOWEST SCORE SHOT (9 AND/OR 18 HOLES):
30 for 9 holes
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN GOLF?
Watching my brother Joe play at the First Tee
WHO INTRODUCED YOU TO GOLF?
WHO DO YOU NORMALLY PLAY GOLF WITH?
I play practice rounds with my friends Ella, Jenna, Riley and Isabella.
WHO IS YOUR GOLF INSTRUCTOR?
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT PLAYING GOLF?
WHAT PART OF GOLF DO YOU LIKE TO PRACTICE THE MOST?
WHAT’S THE MOST DIFFICULT THING ABOUT GOLF?
Staying focused for an entire round
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CLUB?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GOLF COURSE IN THE WORLD?
Pinehurst No. 2
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT IN GOLF SO FAR?
Being runner-up at the USKG World Championships and being a Drive, Chip & Putt Finalist at Augusta National
DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN FIRST TEE?
LOCAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Kiln Creek Golf Course, Newport News, VA/First Place/Coming in first place in all three disciplines & overall.
SUBREGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Salisbury Country Club, Midlothian, VA/Runner-Up/Getting through to the regional qualifier
REGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, NY/First Place/Winning the driving discipline with 54 points and making it to the finals at Augusta National. Plus, doing an interview with the Golf Channel at the course.
HAVE YOU TRIED TO QUALIFIY FOR DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT IN THE PAST? IF SO, PLEASE LIST EACH OF THE YEARS AND PREVIOUS RESULTS:
I made it through to the sub-regionals in 2018 & 2019.
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?
Yes, we had a few friends who made it to Augusta last year and it was really exciting to watch them on TV. It definitely provided motivation to get there this year!
LIST FROM STRONGEST TO WEAKEST – DRIVING, CHIPPING, PUTTING:
Driving, putting and chipping
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MASTERS MEMORY? U.S. OPEN OR U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN MEMORY? PGA CHAMPIONSHIP OR WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP MEMORY?
When Tiger Woods won his most recent Masters.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY WATCHING GOLF ON TV?
Tiger Woods winning the the 2019 Masters
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE MALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Tiger, because he's just such a special talent.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FEMALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Bianca Pagdanganan, because she hits bombs.
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE TO PLAY GOLF WITH A DREAM FOURSOME, WHO WOULD THE OTHER THREE PEOPLE BE?
My friends Ella, Jenna and Riley.
WHAT FOOD WOULD YOU SERVE AT YOUR CHAMPIONS DINNER AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL?:
Cheeseburgers and vanilla ice cream with sprinkles
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT:
FAVORITE SCHOOL TEACHER:
FAVORITE SPORT (OTHER THAN GOLF):
The Short Game
FAVORITE SINGER / MUSIC GROUP:
Boyz II Men
FAVORITE TV SHOW:
EXPLAIN ANY TALENTS OR INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF GOLF:
Playing viola, piano and drawing
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
Life doesn't give you anything, you must work hard to achieve.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOUR GROW UP?
Helpful, hard working, loyal and loving.