After spending my youth playing a variety of sports such as soccer, baseball, basketball and football, I knew I wanted to play a different sport during my high school years. After experiencing golf I decided that was the sport for me. My dad played golf in high school and I thought I would follow in his footsteps.
As soon as I picked up a club and started playing, I became passionate about the game and have never looked back. Not only do I enjoy the game, I enjoy the time spent practicing as well as the friendships that have been developed through the golf team. My passion and level of commitment has grown exponentially since that first summer which was only three years ago!
According to my swing coach, other kids my age have been playing for years and have reached their potential. He believes that I am only beginning to tap into the potential of my game. Given my current level of performance, I am excited about where my game will go as I continue to work and develop my game.
I have played as our 2nd or 3rd man for the vast majority of all varsity tournaments. I have also played well in non-school junior tournaments.
I am looking for a golf program where the coaches believe in my potential and who are willing to develop my game and support my academic goals. I encourage you to consider my rate of progress in three years.
During the summer of my freshman year, I spent every day learning and developing my game. Since I wasn’t old enough to drive, I walked or biked to my home course, Sky Creek Ranch located in Keller, Texas to practice every day. I won my first, prep tournament, with a score of 50. Over that summer, my game progressed and I made the Junior Varsity team as a freshman. I made the Junior Varsity team where I quickly became a leader on the team. During that year, our team won most of our tournaments. My scores contributed to success! I had my first Eagle during district play at Woodhaven Country Club located in Ft Worth Texas. As a first year golfer, I also broke into the 70’s for the first time. As a freshman, I set a goal to make Varsity as a sophomore.
Going into my sophomore summer I started to be able to shoot in the mid 70’s.
As a result of my hard work and commitment to improving my game, I was selected for the Varsity team as a sophomore. During my sophomore year our Varsity team finished 1st and 2nd in the 6A District Championship. I was awarded my first letter and was named to the All District team. I also tied my high schools low under par nine of 4 under, 32 at my high school's tournament at my home course.
During my junior year, my scoring average dropped significantly, from high 70s to the low 70s. In addition, I made a hole in one on #4 at Robson Ranch which is a peninsula green! I shot 77-77 at Diamondback in Abilene when the winds were gusting upwards of 40 mph. Also in the Bart Granger Memorial tournament I shot 75-76. My focus was to improve my short game especially putting which became evident in scores over the summer.
Going into my senior year, I’ve had an excellent summer, all while working part-time and taking two summer semesters of college English classes. Highlights from this summer include winning a Medalist tournament at Mira Vista Country Club with a 73. In the TJGT Galleria Classic I shot 69-74 and finished 3rd. In the TJGT Fall Preview I shot 76-71 and finished tied for 5th. In the Fort Worth Junior Golf Championship I finished solo 3rd. I shot 75-74-72-77 at Rockwood, Ridglea County Club, River Crest Country Club and Colonial Country Club for a 298 total. Currently I am shooting around even par consistently.
Heading into my senior year, my goal is to continue to improve my game, finish strong academically and serve my team as a leader by encouraging them to do the same.
In addition to playing golf, I have earned green chord honors for volunteering for over 100 plus hours during my freshman and sophomore years. Entering high school, I set a goal to have at least a 3.5 GPA at graduation, which I am set to achieve.
Golf is my passion and what I strive to be great at. I don’t practice every day for hours to be average. I strive to be great. Every day I try to get a little better and a little better. Golf has given me mental fortitude as well as given me a place to relax. The golf course is my safe haven. Throughout my career I have learned the skills of leadership and responsibility. I have proven to be a team player as well as a strong individual which I feel can benefit any college roster.