2010
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Kyle Wins @ Belmar & meets Toby Keith

 July 2010 - Click on the link below to see Kyle being interviewed by Ted Madden on WFAA Channel 8

CLICK HERE to SEE KYLE'S INTERVIEW on WFAA - CHANNEL 8

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July 2010

What's New? 

2014 - Spring - The National Drive Chip and Putt Championship at Augusta National is going to be shown on The Golf Channel.  The broadcast is scheduled to start at 8:00 ET and Kyle's group (Boys 12 -13) at 10:00 ET.  The Girls (7-9) are first up at 7:30, and we don't know exactly how this will play out other than they're allotting a half hour for each group to finish a skill. Set the DVR and wish Kyle luck

                   7:30AM: Girls – Age 7 to 9

8:00AM: Boys – Age 7 to 9

8:30AM: Girls – Age 10 to 11

9:00AM: Boys – Age 10 to 11

9:30AM: Girls – Age 12 to 13

10:00AM: Boys - Age 12 to 13

10:30AM: Girls – Age 14 to 15

11:00AM: Boys - Age 14 to 15

2008
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Pecan Valley GC San Antonio, TX

A bit of Trivia

USKids Golf was a dominant part of our family from Kyle's 5th birthday in 2005 until just after his 12th birthday in 2012.  How dominant? I compared Kyle's participation with another junior golfer here in Dallas.  He and Kyle participated at all levels of USKids from the time they were 5, playing Boys 6 & Under, up until the World Cup when they were 12.  They both competed in 7 World Championships.  Kyle played in 4 Regional Events, 2 more than his fellow competitor; 2 State Championships/World Qualifier - 1 less than his friend.  Locally - Kyle played in 68 events.  He won 53, was 2nd eleven times, was 3rd only three times and one T6.  His friend - 60 events - 44 wins, 11 second place finishes, 3 third places, a fourth and a sixth place finish. 

But, when I looked just at Kyle's division for the USKids World Championship - that's when I found some interesting statistics.  Kyle played in the Boys 6 & Under division as a 5 year old.  Only 3 other 5 year olds and Kyle returned to that division in 2006:  Kyle was T15th, AJ Beechler T26th, Garrett Barber T33rd, and Cody Transou T46th.

In 2006 - there were 81 golfers in the Boys 6 & Under division.  Of those 81 - only 13 - returned every year until they played the final division Boys 12.  Only 13.  Kyle Cox, Travis Vick, Brian Terlesky, Patrick Welch, Cody Transou, Jay Swarup, Garrett Barber, Ryan Gerard, Caden Prieskorn, Troy Taylor, Luke Harries (UK), Perry Xin (Can) and AJ Beechler. 

In 2012 - their last year for USKids, of these 13 - who played in 7 World Championships - Kyle, Travis Vick, Brian Terlesky, Patrick Welch; only these 4 got to play Pinehurst No 2 on the World Cup Team.

People kept telling me not to worry - Kyle will do it - of course, he'll do it. But, not that I didn't want to believe - it's just that golf - like life - has no guarantees. I mean, anything could have happened - as it was - when he was suffering from heat exhaustion and vomiting the day before we left - it was so scary knowing that there wasn't going to be a "second chance" - there is no "he can try next year".  As I looked back at these statistics - I'm still in awe.
My mom thought perhaps Kyle had grown taller since she'd seen him before the trip. Personally, I think he looks taller because a load has been lifted from the pressure he put on himself to make that team.

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Kyle Cox

An Incredible Journey

Through a World of Championship Golf

Kyle
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Age 2

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Age 10

NTPGA 2008
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2013 USGA Jr Amateur Champ Scottie Scheffler & Kyle

2013 US Junior Amateur Champion

Scottie Scheffler & Kyle

Scottie Scheffler from Dallas, is 4 years older than Kyle, and a golfer that we had been following through the years.  A very successful junior golfer who has won multiple times at the Starburst Jr Championship and, according to his profile at the NTPGA, as an 8 yr old declared up to play with the 12-13 yr olds.  When Kyle was 8, back in 2008, he declared up and played in the B 12-13 division for a tournament at Bear Creek West.  He was paired with Scottie Scheffler and 2 other boys.  I remember being proud of Kyle and being very grateful to Scottie for treating Kyle as a fellow golfer regardless of his age.  Scottie won that day, with a 74. Three boys tied for 2nd with an 84 and Kyle tied for 5th with an 86.  It all came back, watching Scottie on the Golf Channel as he played the final round of the USGA Junior Amateur Championship - winning 3 & 2 - and so gracious in his interview. A big congratulations to Scottie, who has verbally committed to University of Texas.

World Champion Boys 9
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US Kids Golf Founder, Dan Van Horn presents Trophy

2008
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Hank Haney, Kyle & Coach Suckki Jang

This site is dedicated to Kyle and his golfing experiences.  We've even included a list of links to other junior golfing sites.

Since receiving a plastic set of golf clubs, given to him by his grandparents, Mary and Larry Lay - Kyle has embarked on an incredible golfing journey - filled with training - competition - winning - making new friends and travelling to many different cities and states.  We hope you enjoy reading about his wonderful experiences and seeing another side to Kyle Cox.

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Kyle meets Rickie Fowler at the Colonial 2010

2008
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Kyle, Paul & Coach Suckki Jang display Starburst Trophy

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