Stratton's WITB ~Red White & PING~ **NEW UPDATE VIDEO PAGE 18**
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Since, he has been hard at work with his classwork and game in preparation for events this summer which will include, the Mexican Amateur in Guadalajara MX, Texas Oklahoma Junior, HP Byron Nelson Jr, Texas State Junior Championship, Junior PGA Championship and USGA qualifiers : Pub Links, US Am.
As far as the wedge question: Stratton DOES have a 52* but rarely bags it. He has worked a long time in developing a dead hand 3/4 wedge shot to fill the gap between his 47 & 56. That shot has become his go to shot many times now. He will work extensively with his pitching wedge to be able to do "anything" with it.
This week, he was at the HP Byron Nelson in Los Colinas being awarded the Byron Nelson International Junior Golf Award with four others. It was a great week where he was behind the ropes all week until having to leave this afternoon to attend his prom. Lanny Wadkins who Stratton knows from playing with and against Tucker, was the presenting speaker at the awards dinner. The trophy is a special trophy since Byron Nelson himself signed numbered trophies in 2008 for the future recipients. Stratton has trophy #19 in the series since 2008. This year, the winners were; Viraat Badwhar(AUS) Jim Liu(USA), Stratton Nolen(USA), Robby Shelton(USA) & Guan Tianlang(CHN). They all were behind the scenes with CBS, Golf Channel and everyone stayed with the players in the Four Seasons on the course. Stratton had his own suite as well so I am sure it was even more fun for him. I rode the elevator with Keegan, Kuchar and a couple of other pros this week that was pretty cool. Stratton followed a lot of former Cowboys this week as well as a few pros he has practiced with here in Austin. Here are some pics from the Nelson this week and a pic of Stratt and his date for prom this evening.
Upon arriving at the Four Seasons, Stratton had a welcome bag from the tournament with Tour Issue balls, gift cards and passes
Had to get his pic with Lord Byron
We hung out on #17 for a bit on Thursday
Peggy Nelson brought a lot of Byron's memorabilia to the awards dinner to pass around. It included his gold medal from the Masters, his gold medal lifetime achievement award from congress, and Stratton is holding his award for winning the 1945 Canadian Open which was his record 11th consecutive win.
Peggy Nelson with the five recipients of the 2013 Byron Nelson International Junior Golf Awards
Each solid pewter & marble trophy was personally signed by Byron Nelson in 2008. He signed 100 plaques that are placed on the numbered trophies. Stratton received # 19.
Stratton with the executive director of the Texas Golf Association Rob Addington. The TGA is sending Stratton to Guadalajara Mexico next month to represent Texas in the Mexican Amateur.
Stratton with another trophy shot He and his date Courtney headed to prom. They are foregoing the limo because she likes his 65 mustang better........smart girl
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