The first time I picked up a club was age ten, since then I have had an undeniable love for the game, in a rural community where golf is not popular nor supported. That did not stop me; I played for my local middle school which only grew my love for the game and teammates. Right before my Freshman season, I broke my ankle and required surgery. I fully recovered and was able to start my season on track. I did not qualify for my state tournament which only drove me to put in more work. Sophomore year, I was all district and made it to our state tournament. My teammate and I were planning on making a good run at state then the unthinkable happened. My ankle began to swell. Long story short, the screw of the previous surgery backed out, had weeks of physical therapy, and ended up having to have another surgery to remove the screw. I am all well now and fully recovered without any issues. I believe all that pushed me to become a better golfer by not taking anything for granted and always pushing through no matter the obstacles.
It doesn't matter if it is on or off the course, or in or out of the classroom, I always push through and try my absolute best to lead by example. My academics is one of the most important things to me. I love getting to know my teachers and giving them everything that I have in the classroom, like I do on the course for my coaches.