SEE: Gardens golfer, 10, gets her shot against PGA pros, Jimmy Fallon


Highlights

Madison Moman and two other top youth golfers competed in golf-skeeball against Jason Day and Jordan Spieth.

The episode with Madison, a fifth grade student at Timber Trace, aired Sept. 28.

Madison Moman, 10, has graced magazines and golf courses with the stars of the sport, but she was still a little nervous when she took the stage of a national television show last month.

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The fifth grade student at Timber Trace Elementary School in Palm Beach Gardens appeared on the Sept. 28 episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The late night host surprised her and two other young golfers with a visit from PGA pros Jason Day and Jordan Spieth.

“After getting used to it, I was just fine and having a lot of fun,” Madison said.

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The children and the pros, joined by Fallon, faced off in a game of golf-skeeball, a hybrid of the sport and the arcade game. They took turns hitting whiffle balls with golf clubs into a skeeball machine.

WATCH: Gardens girl competes with pro golfers in golf-skeeball on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

She said she got a little practice in rehearsal, but the game was trickier than regular golf because of the distance of the targets.

Nonetheless, the children were unfazed by the distance, star power or Fallon talking during their backswings.

Madison and company won, by a score of 190-110. She also happens to be the 13th best girl golfer in the world for her age group, according to her rankings at the U.S. Kids World Championship. Oh, and she already has four hole-in-ones.

She said the guest appearance by Spieth and Day was a surprise the children found out about when they were taping.

“When they said special guests, we were like ‘Who could that be?’” she said. “‘What?! Amazing!”

The PGA pros obtained VIP passes for the children and their families to attend the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City that weekend. Madison said they signed her gloves on the show, and she scored a couple selfies with them at the tournament.

Here’s how the TV appearance came to be: Madison caught Fallon’s attention when she gave an interviewing saying he’s part of her dream foursome, along with pop stars Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift.

“I love your show, and I love their music, and I thought it would be cool to get you guys out for a round,” Moman explained to Fallon on stage.

Could a future tee time with the singers be in store?

Madison is optimistic. You have to keep staying positive, she explains.

She has a shot: Timberlake is an avid golfer with a membership at Liberty National and Lakeside Golf Club in Los Angeles, according to GOLF Magazine. He owned a course with his step-dad near Memphis and attracted quite a bit of attention when he played in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

If the musicians take Madison up on her offer, she’ll be ready. She works out about three or four hours a day, she said in a video produced by the Palm Beach County School District.

Moman and fellow Palm Beach Gardens junior golfer Tommy Morrissey also chummed around with the pros at The Honda Classic in February, when Tommy outhit them in his closest-to-the-pin challenge at PGA National’s Champion Course.

Tommy was born without most of his right arm. He challenged the pros to use one arm, just like him, to hit the ball. The money from the challenge generated benefited Tommy’s Unlimbited foundation.

Moman kept score.

She wants to be an LPGA Tour player when she grows up, she said.

“I dream big, and everybody should, because if you have a goal, you should try and achieve it.”



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