Christine Wong has been a student of mine for six years. When her dad brought her and her sister, Stephanie, to see me, he said, "I want you to coach them," and "they're good."
From their first shots, I could see the talent. My job was to guide them, help them. I didn't have to show them how to play the game.
Christine graduated from San Diego State University this past May and has now turned professional.
I was given a coaching opportunity recently and so went down to Phoenix with her so she could play a Cactus Professional Tour Event. She did fantastic, finishing fourth and making a paycheque in her pro debut Tournament. I was happy to witness her playing some great golf and am so proud of her.
She is on to Stage Two of the LPGA Tour Qualifying School Tournament. It is in Venice, Florida October 8-11, 2013. Everyone connected to golf in Canada is pulling for her!