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I was just asked to take a team of kids to the ACAMIS golf tournament. We recently had the three day ACAMIS basketball tournament. It's sort the equivalent to a state tournament back in the states. The tournament takes place in mid March (14-16) and will be near Hong Kong. That's quite a few hours away by plane. I'm the blue dot on this map.



Not sure who will go. We don't have a conventional golf team, but we do have some very good players from what I'm told. My hope is to get these kids all together on a Saturday and go play a round as a group. My guess is the kids that golf know each other already, but I don't know them at all. My focus as the coach will be to set some team priorities. 1. We cheer for each other and our opponents. 2. We don't get pissy when we play poorly. 3. We never tease someone after a bad shot. 4. Our attitude determines our game. We don't let our game determine our attitude. I don't think I'll have the opportunity to really coach the golf side of things, so I'll just focus on character and team support.


Tournament is to be held at the Huizhou Palm Island Golf Club. Not a shocker that it's being held on a Tuesday through Thursday. No course wants to shut down on a weekend for a kids tournament. However, there is an entry fee for each kid. No idea how much yet. Also, reading through the tournament instructions I was surprised to see that every player is afforded a caddie and a cart. They also included suggestions for paying the caddie after the tournament.


Coaches get to play a round per day. Currently awaiting an email to find out how much it cost. Google image search of the course looks nice. Have a look.



I should know a lot more about this by the end of next week.

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Mike Durkee
Mike Durkee
Mar 01, 2023

Wow, just wish the course was a bit more beautiful... (uh, yep, that is sarcasm right there). Regardless of how much it costs (well within reason--what's that squeaking sound I hear? Oh, that just me walking), when is the next time you'll have the opportunity?

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David Shick!
David Shick!
Mar 02, 2023
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Cost should be about $100 per round for me while at the tournament. Looks like I'll get two rounds in.

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How cool!! Love your "coaching plan". Pretty much what we've always tried to teach and tried to role model. Hopefully the course isn't too expensive cause that would be an awesome experience. Yay!

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Heresolong
Heresolong
Feb 24, 2023

Pro tip: If you open the image in a new browser window and zoom in to about 600% magnification, that blue dot actually is Mr. Shick! 🙂


I really do like the positive cheering "rule". My bowling league is like that. Everyone is rooting for everyone else, high fives on an awesome pickup or a great game, even if it means that you end up losing because someone else out-bowled you. It sure makes activities more fun.

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