U.S. Open 2019: Abraham Ancer talks Pebble Beach, how late father helped his game

first_img U.S. Open 2019: Jason Day says he’s ‘underachieved,’ but new caddy Steve Williams will help “It’s always tough,” Ancer told Omnisport, speaking on behalf of Corona Premier. “Every day I think about it would be awesome to have him here with me watching me play, I know he still is, but I mean, just being a little selfish and just having him here it would be incredible just to see all the work and all the effort he put in and invested in me to get me here.”Abraham Sr. died in 2014 after suffering a heart attack. He never got a chance to see his son play on the PGA Tour, but encouraged his namesake in the game from the time he was in diapers.He had his son on the course in the family’s home town of Reynosa, Mexico, and did all he could to help the young man’s game. What came of that was a chance to play in junior college and eventually a scholarship to Oklahoma which served as a springboard to professional golf.It’s something Ancer would have loved to experience with his dad, especially when, a year after his father’s death, he earned his PGA Tour card.”It took a lot out of him money-wise, he went out of his way for me to play at junior events, whatever he could get me on he would do,” Ancer said. “So I’ll always be extremely thankful for that.”Ancer never really got to play in the high-level AJGA events growing up, but he said both of his parents did all they could to support him which helped him earn a chance to play at the next level. And now he has a chance to play in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. U.S. Open 2019: Dustin Johnson says he’s ‘very comfortable’ at Pebble Beach But when Ancer hits his first drive and rolls his first putt, he will be without the man who helped grow his passion for the game.Ancer’s father, also named Abraham, died in 2014 and never saw the 28-year-old play in a single major. It’s difficult for Ancer to deal with and something he would have loved to be able to share with his dad. Related Newscenter_img When Abraham Ancer steps onto the first tee at Pebble Beach in the first round of the U.S. Open on Thursday it will be a special moment for a lot of reasons.It will be his first appearance at the Open and only his third opportunity at a major, and of course, just playing at Pebble Beach is special in and of itself. It’s a moment not lost on the young golfer from Mexico and one he can’t wait to experience for the first time.”Every hole is just so good out here,” Ancer said. “But I mean the stretch from 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, all of those holes that are right along the ocean, I mean the views are incredible.”I’m going to try to just enjoy that and it’s funny to say that, at Corona their saying is to ‘enjoy the view’ and this is just perfect for this golf course.”last_img read more

Wellington Rec Rap: Aug. 26 – Sept. 9, 2013

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Rec Rap for August 26 – September 9, 2013: Coming up soon:South Central Youth Volleyball League for 3rd/4th and 5th/6th grades. Early Bird Registration is $35 thru August 30th.  Registration after 8/30 is $45. This is a traveling league that plays games days on Saturdays in September-October. Exact times/dates to be determined by number of participants. Free Trial Fitness Classes will be held at the WRC from September 9th-21st. Includes Zumba Fitness 1 & 2, Zumba Tone, Sunrise & Gentle Yoga, and Hi/Lo Power Mix. See a page 1 of a Fall brochure to class times and days. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Here is what is happening in the next two weeks…Kids Club for kids Kindergarten, (Kind. may attend if accompanied by an older sibling) -5th grade starts next Tuesday, Sept. 4th at the Rec Center. It is held from 3:30-5 pm each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday when school is in session. WRC Fall Program Guides will be available soon online at wellingtonrec.com and area businesses and schools. Saturday, September 7th:Youth Flag Football on Saturdays, starting 9/7 @ WMS practice field/track This league provides the perfect alternative for kids too young or not quite ready to play tackle football. There will be two divisions of play; for 6-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds.  Early Bird Registration is $30 thru 9/4.  Registration after 9/4 is $40.It’s A Girl Thing for girls, Kind.-6th grade and their moms/caregivers, from 2-3:30 pm @ the WRC on 9/7. Local hair stylists will demonstrate how Moms can style their daughters’ hair. Participants will take away great styling tips and hair products! Sponsored by Debbie Murphy and hair stylists Jessica Luthi and Sarah Vargas-Smith. Early Bird Registration thru August 30th is $5 a couple and $5 for each addtional person.  After 8/30 registration is $10 a couple.Back to School Bash for Middle Schoolers, Saturday, September 7 from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Wellington Recreation Commission. WRC office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information please call is 620-326-3323. GoJu-Ryu Karate‘s Fall sessions will start September 3rd. Session 1 takes place on Tuesdays and Saturdays, Sept. 3rd-28th.last_img read more

Nashua-Plainfield teacher wins National History Day Contest Teacher of the Year Award

first_imgNASHUA — A Nashua-Plainfield High School teacher has won a national history award. Suzy Turner has been named as the winner of the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award for the high school division of the National History Day Contest. Turner has been teaching and coaching National History Day students for 16 years. Turner says she loves National History Day because over the course of her career, it has transformed her teaching as well as her students’ learning, as well as the trajectory of their lives.  “National History Day provides students with tons of voice and choice in their learning through the topics and the project categories they select, while at the same time engaging them in incredibly rigorous research and analysis as they develop their projects. One of my students this past year probably put it best when he described National History Day as both the most challenging and enjoyable learning experience of his entire high school career.” Turner says history is important because it gives us a lens to the future by looking at the past. “It also provides us with context for understanding ourselves, our communities, and the greater world in which we live. By seeing the role individuals have played in the betterment of our society, we become inspired to exercise responsible citizenship and to become agents of positive change in our own world.” Turner says it was good to have National History Day celebrated in high schools this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic.  “I am so glad National History Day isn’t cancelled because virtually every other student-enrichment program chose to cancel their state and national contests. Instead, NHD embraced this year’s theme, ‘Breaking Barriers and History’, and provided an alternate path forward that gave students hope in the midst of despair and an opportunity to showcase their incredible scholarship.” National History Day in Iowa has been coordinated by the State Historical Society since 1994. Turner as the winner of the award will receive $10,000.last_img read more