The schedule that Jordan Morford is keeping this week will surely make him the envy of every golf fan in Abbotsford.
On Wednesday, the 16-year-old flew to Augusta, Ga. with his father Randy. On Thursday, he’ll be at Augusta National Golf Club – perhaps the most storied golf course on the planet – on the opening day of the Masters Tournament.
Morford won the trip, which includes airfare and accommodation, thanks to his mom, who entered a contest on golf coach Jeff Ritter’s Facebook page. He’ll get a private lesson from Ritter on Thursday at a practice facility at Augusta National, then spend Friday watching the tournament in person.
“It’s the trip of a lifetime,” Morford enthused. “It’s really exciting.
“My mom entered the contest without me knowing,” he added with a chuckle. “I was actually golfing at the time when she called me and told me I’d won this trip. I didn’t believe it, I was just in shock. But my golf coach (Matt Palsenbarg) actually called and told me it was legit.”
Morford, a Grade 11 student at Robert Bateman Secondary, is part of the school’s golf academy and is a member at Ledgeview Golf and Country Club.
He’s picking Tiger Woods, his golf hero, to win the Masters, and he’s looking forward to watching him in person.
“His confidence is starting to come back, and his game is coming along,” he analyzed.