Since 8th grade I have focused on Golf as my only sport and since that time I've decided that I would like to continue my golf career in college. From what my Dad has told me, college sport seems like a great experience and a challenge I am willing to face. I am committed to making my game as good as it can be, and hope to find a college and community that suits me well. I golf frequently with my teammates from Bellarmine Prep, my high school, and see golf not only as a competitive activity but a way to have fun because of them. My teammates are around the same level of skill I am so we are constantly competing and pushing each other to get better, and I want to continue this into college.
In high school golf I played number 4 on our team freshman year and number 1 or 2 most of my sophomore year. In these two years I've gotten to play we won our League and we won our district freshman year. Unfortunately, we did not get to play district or state last year because of COVID. High School State my freshman year was a great experience and was the first far away team experience I've had, we had a bit of a let down only placing 6th, but that was when I decided I really liked the aspect of having a team around me for golf. In school, I try to challenge myself, as well. I have a 3.4 GPA unweighted, but I have taken a few honors classes and a couple AP classes and am unsure what my weighted GPA is as my counselor has not gotten back to me yet.
Over this last year I have really committed myself to my golf game. I've been taking swing lesson three times a month with my coach, Ben Nelson, at Linden G&CC in Puyallup, Washington. He recently changed my swing quite a but to make it more sustainable as I get older as well as making it more powerful. I am not completely adjusted yet, but am trying to practice most days in the winter months at my home course Tacoma Golf & CC, where we live on the second hole. I have also improved my physical fitness a ton. I have lost about 50 pounds since Covid started and am now trying to build up muscle. I work out every other day and do cardio and strength training.
I am excited for this spring to show off my game, I have worked hard and am optimistic of the year to come!