“The game has such a hold on golfers because they compete not only against an opponent, but also against the course, against par, and most surely- against themselves.” - Arnold Palmer
I first started playing competitive* golf at age 13 in the winter of 2015, when most of my opponents were fine-tuning their skills on the course. Competing with these players taught me to work harder and to approach each day with research, strategy, and planning.
Over these past four seasons I have competed on varying levels across six states and two continents. I live in Auburn Alabama, but my family spends summers in Colorado. Starting with a challenging golf camp hosted at the Air Force Academy Eisenhower Golf Course in 2015, I played a rocky summer of golf in Colorado but one year later was ranked the #1 player for RMJGT for my age group. That championship and growing success the following summer qualified me to attend the North American Junior Amateur at Wigwam Resort in Arizona in December of 2017 and gave me the opportunity to compete in golf tournaments at Sea Island, the Future Masters, TPC Sawgrass, and more.
I come from a family of high achievers where results are important. From my first competitive tournament* as a seventh grader I have improved my average scores by 35 strokes in AJGA, SJGT, and Hurricane tournaments to 71-76 and have scored numerous top 10 finishes. Much of that success can be attributed to my personal coach Will Blackmon in Auburn, the 1994 Ben Hogan Award winner as the Top Collegiate Golfer and an invaluable resource on what it takes to succeed in collegiate golf.
I appreciate the support and motivation of team sports and am looking for a university and team where I can succeed both academically and athletically at the highest level.
I look forward to hearing from you,
* My first official tournament was held at a Robert Trent Jones PGA Course where I scored a 111-111/222. It was a four ball with my older brother Will, in his defense he has excelled in other pursuits and will be attending Princeton in the fall of 2018.
Quick Facts / Jack Stevens at a Glance
Goals: To succeed both Academically and Athletically at the highest level, to use my skills to build a better world
Academics: 3.75 GPA, National Honor Society
Possible Majors: Economics, Business, Engineering, Architecture, Law
Personal Golf Coach: Will Blackmon - 1994 Ben Hogan Award Winner
Growth through Teaching: Love to coach my younger brother (who was able to win the Drive, Chip and Putt in Colorado)
Favorite Clubs: In the age-old debate of technology vs tradition, I prefer a players iron or more of a muscle cavity iron over the bulky irons because they feel better and the harmonics of the clubs are more pleasing. In contrast I prefer a technology-filled driver because they help me keep it in the fairway and shape the ball exactly the way I want to.
Favorite Vacations: Other than golf, my favorite vacations include snow skiing and tackling black diamond slopes