My name is Renee Wang, and I am a freshman at the Bishop's School in San Diego, California. My love for golf began with a summer camp I attended when I was 8. At the time, I had tried my hand many different sports for years, yet none of them ever struck a chord. My family and I returned to China after the summer ended, and I itched to get a club back in my hands. My dad found me a coach, and I started training seriously. There were times when I wanted to stop, like in the middle of winter, wrapping myself in a puffy jacket between shots, or in the sweltering heat of the Nanjing summers, where beads of sweat dripped down my face like rainwater. But I persisted. My passion for golf was furthered after we moved to sunny San Diego, which was regarded as golf paradise. I fell in love with golf for its individuality. The ability to dictate each and every shot fascinated me, and knowing that I alone was responsible for my round gave me an immense feeling of joy. The logical side of the game was unique in the analysis of each hole and shot, and picking apart new golf courses became my favorite pastime. While I fell in love with the individual side of golf, I learned to embrace the community aspect of the game as well. I met some of my closest friends through junior golf, and playing on my high school team has given me the valuable experience of playing as not only a competitor, but also a teammate. Golf has become such an integral part of my life, and I look forward to playing on your team!