J1578

Congratulating Kennedy Swedick for capturing 1st Place in the 10-11 year-olds girls' division at the regional round of the Drive, Ch...

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J1578



Senate Resolution No. 1578

BY: Senator AMEDORE

CONGRATULATING Kennedy Swedick upon the occasion
of capturing 1st Place in the 10-11 year-olds girls'
division at the regional round of the Drive, Chip
and Putt Championship

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
pay tribute to those young people within the State of New York who, by
achieving outstanding success in athletic competition, have inspired and
brought pride to their school and community; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
congratulate Kennedy Swedick upon the occasion of capturing 1st Place in
the 10-11 year-olds girls' division at the regional round of the Drive,
Chip and Putt Championship on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at The Country
Club in Brookline, Massachusetts; and

WHEREAS, With this monumental win, this talented 10-year-old girl
from Voorheesville, New York, advanced to the national finals of the
Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at the Augusta National Golf Club in
Augusta, Georgia, on Sunday, April 2, 2017; and

WHEREAS, Kennedy Swedick was one of 80 girls and boys from across
the country who competed for the National Drive, Chip and Putt
Championship; she created an everlasting memory on Sunday by winning the
Chip component of the Championship, and placing 7th overall in her
division; and

WHEREAS, During this once in a lifetime opportunity, Kennedy Swedick
holed her shot during the chipping competition, winning a trophy,
already engraved, presented by 2016 Masters winner Danny Willett; and

WHEREAS, After the competition, Kennedy Swedick watched some of her
idols practice before the Masters competition which begins on Thursday,
April 6, 2017; she especially hopes to meet Jordan Spieth, Adam Hadwin,
and Matt Kuchar; and

WHEREAS, The fifth-grader had to get through three stages to qualify
for the Championship; she placed second in the local qualifier on July
16, 2016, at Saratoga National Golf Club; won the sub-regional on August
17, 2016, at Turning Stone Resort; and won the championship on September
25, 2016, at The Country Club in Brookline, the site of the 1999 Ryder
Cup; and

WHEREAS, Kennedy Swedick's passion for golf began when she played on
the junior tour as well as some United States kids' events; she has
learned from the best, working with Mill Road Acres head pro, Peter
Gerard, and Saratoga National Golf Club instructor, Anders Mattson; and

WHEREAS, This amazing young lady's overall record is outstanding and
she was loyally and enthusiastically supported by family, fans, friends
and the community at large; and

WHEREAS, Ten-year-old Kennedy Swedick's exemplary performance is
reflective of her dedication, determination and personal commitment; her
achievements stand as a hallmark of what is best in the families,
schools and communities across New York State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Kennedy Swedick upon the occasion of capturing 1st Place in
the 10-11 year-olds girls' division at the regional round of the Drive,
Chip and Putt Championship; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Kennedy Swedick.

actions

  • 13 / Apr / 2017
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 25 / Apr / 2017
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 25 / Apr / 2017
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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