Young Zamboangueña lass off for the US Golf Play PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:32

Multi-awardee journalist cum legal PR guy Armand and wife Ann Sahi-Nocum are mighty proud parents today. Their second daughter, Aisha Mari Nocum, is off for the 2013 U.S. Kids Golf World Tournament.  Fondly called Ash, she will be among the Philippine representatives to play in the prestigious junior golf world tournament in California sometime in July.

The Nocum are from Manicahan, Zamboanga City and transferred to Manila where Armand was able to establish himself in the media world through Philippine Daily Inquirer and is running now a public relation firm with specialty in legal matters. Ann is managing a successful a buy and sell second hand cars.

What make her feat more remarkable, according to Armand, Ash was suffering suffering from sore eyes that affected her vision and caused her head to ache in the last day of the three-day selection tournament.  The poor girl can barely open her eyes but determined to have the honor  to represent her country, Aish hit the golf balls and made high scores that awed the audience and inspired all the golfers that day. Never give up even your “vision” is Aish will power.

Previos to this grueling game, Ash won the 3rd leg of the ICTSI-JGFP School Season Series junior golf tournament undet the heat of the sun and physical hardship in playing the three-day tournament. Actually, she lost in the first day and so after resting briefly when she arrived home from the day-long game, Armand saw how deteremined she was  as she proceeded to practice in their backyard pitching and putting green to correct her mistakes committed during the day. Her discipline paid off and she went to recover her score in the next two days to win the top prize.

Last March, Ash received the best in sports at the exclusive School of the Holy Spirit in Quezon City.  She was honored for representing her school in local and international junior golf tournaments and for leading the school's softball team as its team captain.

“As parents, we try our best to find out, respect and support the individual talents of our children and we never try to impose our will on them. We just have one rule: As much as possible, they should be the best in their chosen sports or academic fields, talents and interests,” Armand shared.

Congratulations, Ash! Enjoy your practice and bring home the top prize from the USA!

Thank God for His Power and Strength (Psalm 107:29-32). “He caused the storm to be still, So that the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad because they were quiet; So He guided them to their desired haven. Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men! Let them extol Him also in the congregation of the people, And praise Him at the seat of the elders”.

By Dante Corteza