I believe golf is more than just a game. My Dad, Greg Puckett, introduced me to golf at the young age of three. Through golf he taught me to be honest, work hard, and respect others. Unfortunately, Dad never got to witness any of my tournaments. He passed away in 2015, when I was 12 years old. To honor his memory, I do my best to make him proud every time I tee it up.
To be successful, I realize I must give it my all. For this reason, I train year round. It is important for me to work out in the gym to build strength and prevent injuries. Tyler Norton has been my Fitness Trainer for two years. He works closely with my Golf Performance Coach John Given, who I have trained with for three years. Together, they determine what will benefit me in the gym to improve my body mechanics for the most efficient golf swing. Throughout the winter, we utilize a golf simulator and video equipment to improve my golf skills for the upcoming season. My Performance Coach helps me with all aspects of the game, especially my short game. I pride myself on strengthening my weaknesses and maintaining my strengths. I enjoy practicing on the course with other students and building relationships with them. Fueled by competition, I love playing tournament golf.
Academics are also very important and must be balanced in my daily routine. Student athletes must have very good time management skills which is another one of my strong points. Distant golf tournaments cause me to miss time in the classroom occasionally; therefore, I must be self motivated and work well with teachers to complete all of my work. I have chosen to follow the Business and Marketing Career Path offered by my high school. These classes will help me prepare for my major in college.
Lastly, in addition to golf and academics, I value relationships and giving back to others. I enjoy working with younger golfers and sharing my love of golf with them. I recently volunteered at Sports Fest 2018 in Louisville at the Kentucky Golf House Booth which introduced youngsters to the sport. Also, I participated in a service project benefiting Camp Kentahten who provided lodging for Team Kentucky at the J. B. Holmes Cup in October 2017.
It is my hope, this work ethic will drive me toward more success on the golf course and in my college career.
*2017 Kentucky Junior Amateur Champion
*18 Time Winner on Kentucky Jr. PGA Tour
*2017 Kentucky Jr. PGA Tour Player of the Year
*Selected to represent Team Kentucky in the 2017 J. B. Holmes Cup
*1 Time Hurricane Jr. Golf Tour Win (by 17 shots) -2016 at University of Indiana - 2016
*Invited to represent Team KY for Hurricane Jr. Golf Tour's Hurricane Cup at Sea Island, GA -2016
*2 Time GO Series Tour Champion - 2015 and 2016
*9 Time GO Series Tournament Winner 2015 and 2016