“Mom, it’s simple! It’s just two shots, a drive and a shot on the green, and two or fewer putts.” A sport that seems simple yet is rooted in complexities. This is the main reason I fell in love with golf.
Since a young age, I have always had a passion for sports. Whether it was playing tennis, basketball at school or even football with my neighbors, I have always had a constant competitive fire within me. I was truly immersed in golf when we moved to India for two years. We were fortunate enough to live on a wonderful golf course where I practiced every week. Not only did I fall in love with the sport while I was there, but I was able to pick up the language (Hindi) and gained a new perspective on life. When we moved to Atlanta, I began playing local tournaments, first 9 holes, and then 18 holes throughout my middle school career. During my freshman year I was a multi-sport athlete - JV volleyball, varsity basketball, and varsity golf. Playing a variety of sports taught me how to manage my time, work well with a team, and how to be a leader. One of the hardest decisions I had to make was whether or not I was going to completely dedicate my time to golf, or continue playing multiple sports. I do everything with 110% of my energy, academically and athletically. Hence, at the beginning of 2017 golf season, I decided I was going to fully commit to golf. That season, I placed 2nd in regionals, T-3 in the State Championship, received the MVP award and was nominated as an All State Honorable Mention. At the end of 2017, I was awarded the “Most Improved Award” from the Georgia State Golf Association for bringing my handicap from 9.3 to 3.7 over the course of the entire golf season. I was nominated for athlete of the year my freshman year and won it 2 years in a row in middle school.
Furthermore, academics are very important to me. I have always been driven to do well in school and have a continuous desire to learn. I thoroughly enjoy every class I have been in, regardless of the school. I am currently at an international school with over 92 nationalities. I am around people who, like me, speak multiple languages and have lived around the world. Attending an International Baccalaureate school (IB), I have become strong in critical thinking, applying my knowledge to real-world situations and how to be open-minded. I am also currently on course to become fluent in Spanish by the time I graduate. I participate in 8 CAS (creativity, action & service) groups at school: Investment Club, AIS Against Human Trafficking, Girls in STEAM, Model United Nations, Yearbook Club, Student Culture Committee, Student Council and I am a student ambassador. Additionally, I have had leadership experience by captaining various teams, being chosen to represent my school at the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) during freshman year, and prior, in my final year of middle school, I was asked to be the leader of our middle school assemblies.
Therefore, I am looking for a school that is well-rounded such as myself, embraces my passion for golf and learning, while giving me the platform to grow as a person and an athlete. My ultimate goal is to be a successful LPGA golfer, who also makes a positive impact on society. I believe my leadership, persistence, and motivation will enable me to be a successful and impactful member of your team!