I started playing golf my freshman year of high school because golf was the only sport I could handle. I was born with a pre-existing heart condition called the Tetralogy of Fallot and felt excluded from my school because I couldn't handle intense cardio and felt as though I couldn’t be an athlete. I wanted to feel as though I was a part of a team, a second family. When I found golf, it was definitely challenging and harder than I imagined it to be. But golf gave me a chance to feel normal and create everlasting friendships. When I first started playing I averaged in the high 80s after playing only 9 holes leaving me unsatisfied. I worked extremely hard during the season to maintain a consistant score. I would, and still do, 100 swings in my backyard everyday after practice, during the weekend, and during the off season. I'm beyond proud to say that I spent my entire sophomore year trying to perfect my swing and short game and managed to get my average score in the mid to low 50s. Having a medical condition which restricts me from any cardio inducing activity is hard, however to me, it's an excuse to always try to beat the odds. I pushed through and worked around this obstacle so that I could play golf. I've yet to find a greater joy than paring a par 4. I manage to maintain B+s and As in honors classes while making time for golf. Besides golf, there's nothing I care about more than my education. I aspire to major in History, minor in Psychology, and enter in the Pre-Law program. There is nothing that I'd love more than to fulfill this goal and play golf for your school as well. I can assure you that if I'm on your team I will give you my undivided attention and help my teammates succeed in any way that I can. I wish and hope that I am not overlooked because I can assure you that I will dedicate all of my sweat, blood, and tears in order to represent and honor your school in a sport that I love and hold so dearly to my heart.