August 30, 2009

“What Would My Life Be Without Golf?”

It is hard to imagine what my life would be without the game of golf. I started playing golf when I was a toddler. My dad bought me a purple plastic driver complete with oversized golf balls. I quickly graduated to hitting real balls with my new club. I hit so many balls that I broke the head of my club! Dad replaced it with a custom made nine
Iron. Now it was time to play at a real golf course, Oak Meadow. I started off by playing from the red tees and running down the fairway to keep up with my parents.

By the time I was six years old, I entered my first tournament in the Evansville Junior Golf Association. I won a small trophy which I proudly displayed on our family room mantle. I was hooked! I learned the rules of golf and the importance of honesty and

In addition to local junior golf tournaments, I started playing tournaments held by the Indiana Junior Golf Association. I also qualified to play in the Optimist International Tournament in West Palm Beach, Florida. It was very exciting traveling to PGA National and meeting golfers from all over the world! The opening ceremony reminded me of the Olympics with all the flags representing different nations. I was very proud to be the Indiana representative.

As an eighth grader, I played in my first AJGA tournament which proved to be the PGA of junior golf. During these tournaments, I met many golfers from across
the country and enjoyed some of the best competition in the junior golf world. Playing with fellow golfers of different backgrounds, ethnic races and countries is a unique experience. Without the game of golf, these special memories would never happened.

I am presently preparing for my final year of high school golf. By working together as a team, the North Huskies have qualified for the State Finals for the past three seasons and we finished 2nd at the Finals last season. Our team will be...

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