Throughout the summer of 2016, I learned that this mental toughness everyone is talking about really does impact you not only as a golfer, but as a person. It was roughly a week in a half before our golf sectionals. My golf season had been decent for a freshman but I was struggling with inconsistency. I was shooting roughly anywhere from the low to high 80’s.
My junior year after we lost in the playoffs we all went in there and cried and for the first time it wasn't the happiest place on earth anymore. At that exact moment it was to us the saddest place. But to me I was sad we lost but I still had another year to play so I wasn't that sad.
It is my passion and the band advanced to area this year. Another extracurricular activity I enjoy is Winter Guard, which is all color guard members and no band members. I have been in Winter Guard for two years and I will be going on my third year this year. The first year we got sixth place at State and I was captain my junior year as well. I feel like I have previous experiences and current events that will help me in college and am very excited to join a college
Transcripts When I first started high school, my grades were not that good. I struggled in most of my classes in 9th grade until I realized that I can do so much better. In 9th grade I wanted to play football but because of my grades I could not participate in it. Toward the end of 9th grade I got my grades together and since then I’ve gotten really good grades.
so I just stared to do track and football. In football I did not do so well in tryouts I got a wide receiver and running back and I really wanted to be a QB. In track I did really good I got everything I wanted I had discus and shot put
As I walked through Wahlert Catholic, I looked around to familiar faces and thought to myself this is the year I will put myself out there and try new things, and make new friends. Freshman Orientation, I sat in bleachers and thought to myself, What I am going to do with myself this year? To all freshman, sometimes you walk in not knowing what you may do but you will figure it out eventually. I made my decision on Golf. My freshman year, I played the JV team for the first time, before that I never played on a team.
“I have to work.” Four words. But they flipped my world upside down. My baseball coach looked at me, annoyed and slightly shocked. He responded and said, “If you choose work, don’t bother coming back to baseball again.”
As a parent who is interested in getting your child started in golf, you probably know lots of things about this wonderful sport, including the fact that the famous Tiger Woods has actually started to play golf at the age of 2. This not what your kids must do as well, because most kids do not have the attention span or coordination to play golf that
A time where I succeeded in the face of setbacks is during my senior year of basketball. It started at the end of the season my junior year when we lost five very good players because they graduate. One of those five players that graduated played the same position as me, and always played so I rarely ever played. Once they graduated people told me I was never going to be able to be as good as the kid who graduated before me and replace him. It really made me mad and I told myself that is not true.
And I only messed up once,” I responded to her question. I don't know why I was nervous before the show because I actually enjoyed it a lot. I felt a rush of adrenaline because I was so excited after the first three minutes that I kept wanting to perform. The only bad thing, was that I was too far out during the one song so the formation looked off. But next time I will be sure not to do the same thing because I will learn from the mistake, so I guess it's good that I messed up.
The crazy thing was I was the worst free throw shooter ever, shooting 51.1%. On that night overall I shot 87.5%. I told the reporters after the game, “I really think I shot too often In the game particularly in the fourth quarter, when everyone was egging me to 100 points.” But my teammates wanted me to score 100 points, so they started passing me the ball even when they were wide open. My team only scored 69 points all together in the game.
Perfection is unattainable, but every team strives for it. My Junior year, so far, has been a perfect season for color guard. By no means are my teammates and I perfect at our sport, however, we strive for something unattainable: perfection. The amount of work that we put into this sport is much higher than most sports teams put into their games.
It shook us, but we knew we still had a chance. All we needed was another match win, but they slowly crept back on us again. Finally with a tied two match win, we went to the fifth and final match. We put it on the court that game. I wish I could say that in the epic comeback match, we came back to defeat the mighty giant.
You have to have a pretty clean schedule and be able to go to every practice and be able to do a lot of physical work along with mentally preparing yourself for the intense heat and stress it can cause, but in the long run it helped me with most of the things I do now. When I first started band I was in 7th grade and I had the highest hopes that band would be the best and easiest class I had ever taken but that thought was abandoned the first day of summer band. I had no clue what I was doing and if I didn 't mark my spot right I would get yelled at and get in trouble. When I say that it takes a lot of work we had to basically run across a football field while carrying a 20lb instrument, dodging people, playing a song, all while watching the drum major so you can keep on the beat.
1 I woke up monday morning with the one thought in my mind - Rye Neck. We had gone all the way last year to the section final with them, and after me hitting the pipe in the final minutes to win it, they scored on the counterattack and won the the section. I had never experienced a loss like this one. I was the kid on the team who before the season started, no one really knew if I was good or not.