It was a Drive, Chip & Putt Champion- ship week to remember for a Rolling Green Golf Club member, too. Sydney
Yermish, equipped with a plethora of
competitive experience already at the age of
13, won the driving competition in
the Girls 12-13 Division. Her blast
of 235 yards earned her the honor,
eventually presented to Yermish
by former Masters Champion Nick
Faldo at the closing ceremony.
“My first drive was crushed, approximately 260 yards, but it was out
of the grid (out of bounds). You only
get two chances, and I knew I had
to settle my nerves and put one in
bounds, hoping it would be enough,”
said Yermish, 13, of Wynnewood, Pa.
Aside from run-ins with Annika
Sorenstam, Condoleezza Rice, Nancy
Lopez and Dustin Johnson, her favorite Augusta memory? None other than
the famous trip down Magnolia Lane.
“That was an experience like no other.
When driving down, it was eye-opening
and, of course, beautiful,” she said. “I’ll be
working on getting back there. However, if I
never do get back for the Drive, Chip & Putt,
this memory and experience was magical.”
Back in 2016, Yermish fell in love with
the game when attending the U.S. Women’s
Amateur Championship at her home club –
an event her mother, Dana, co-chaired. Ever
since, she’s been addicted to getting better.
Her current scratch handicap proves it’s been
working. Last June, Sydney competed in the
U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship at Poppy
Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, Calif.
As noted in the GAP Magazine Spring Issue,
Yermish was one of the most improved
female golfers in 2018. She’s now playing as a scratch, all the way down from
6.9 at the beginning of last year. Yermish attributes that jump to practice at
Rolling Green, where she also received
plenty of support for her DCP trip.
“I enjoy heading over to Rolling
Green any chance I can. The support
they give me is overwhelming and
so touching. They had a watch party
and many watched from all over and
left wonderful messages for me on my
Facebook page,” said Yermish. “When
I made the Girls’ Junior and recently
the Drive, Chip & Putt, I received a
standing ovation when I walked in
to Rolling Green. That is love and
support that made me beam.”
A worthy round of applause with more to
come for the promising long-hitter.
Yermish smacks long drive at DCP
Three-time Masters Champion Nick Faldo
congratulates Sydney Yermish