The first time I had a club in my hand was age 5. Every weekend my dad and I played golf. He taught me the etiquette of the game and how to appreciate its complexities. Through the years I have come to love the game. Since I am smaller in stature, to compete well I focus on working harder and smarter to get as much power out of my swing.
I've learned that I am competition driven. In Middle School, I played #1 seed and won conference every year. The summer before my 9th grade year, I won five times in local competitions and was named Western North Carolina's Player of the Year. After that, I struggled for a time until I switched coaches and found my game again. I'm hitting the ball better, more accurately, and farther with more greens and fairways. This has helped lower my scores. I continued as #1 seed in my freshman and sophomore years. Last year, as a sophomore, our team advanced to the North Carolina State finals. This past summer I won the Jane Marville Tournament at the Maggie Valley Club.
This year I want to win the North Carolina State Championship as a team and get a top five individual finish Academically, I plan to earn either a biomedical or mechanical engineering degree.