As a freshman who just came to US for less than a week, I decided to join the school Junior Varsity Golf team, a sport that I have only seen on TV before. I don’t know what gives me the courage to join team. However, I’m very thankful that I made the decision. For the following four years, I have learnt so much and have had so much fun in the team that I would not image a fall season without playing golf. At first, I couldn’t even hit the ball or just dig a big hole in the ground. As I’m getting better, I learn to improve with my teammates. We watch each other swing the golf club, and then we give advices about what could be done better. People from a different perspective can always give some good corrections. From all the golf practices,
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Throughout playing tennis for Creekside Middle School, I have faced lots of success. I played varsity all three years there, and during my sixth grade year, helped my team win the annual county tournament between middle schools. Though I was successful for many of my matches, I did met with failure at times. One of these times would be in my seventh grade year, when my doubles partner and I had lost in the final round of the tournament.
I was devastated since the tournament was two weeks away and there was no way I could play. My thoughts were troubled, but there was one idea I received, never say never. Therefore, I practiced the hardest I had in a while for those two weeks at my local golf course. By the time the day of the tournament arrived, I was ready. When we made it to Baltusrol Golf Club, I never saw anything like it.
As a young tyke, I was much more extroverted and outgoing, compared my current social relationships, and this excitement lead to my upcoming passion for baseball. During the summer of 2009, I had just reached my 9th birthday and my best friend Nicholas and I decided to join a baseball team. Joining the baseball team was a way for both of us to get together more often to hang out and explore the world together. So as a young child who was still experiencing the world, joining sports was an entertaining way to experience what the world had to offer. Baseball was just a part of the beginning.
I have played since elementary school, but in all those years, I have alway been a very average player. I would go from being one of the best on the golf team, to the girl that only gets put in the game if the team was either losing or winning by a substantial amount. Through this experience, I learned humility, as I accepted that I cannot always be the best. Finally, Track & Field taught, and continues to teach me the importance of teamwork.
My volleyball passion started when I was in the 6th grade. I remember that I wanted to play because my dad introduced me to the sport because he coaches it. Anyway, although at the young age I wasn’t very good; and I looked like a deer in the headlights, and I knew I wanted to improve. 6th-7th grade we only had a traveling team, but once school started I was so excited. A lot of girls went out the first 3 years of school volleyball, and it was tough for individual help, but it was still fun.
Have you ever wondered what makes you the person you are today? For me, golf was the biggest thing that has changed my life. Golf led me to the new education and friends which made who I am today. Golf changed my life majorly and I am thankful for it. Three things that influenced who I am today: Education, Golf and Friends
Last year I became captain on the Soccer Varsity team of my high school. Being captain isn’t just being the head of all the girls, but is doing the best for the team. My goal was to work as a team in and outside the field, and working together to win and have fun. But my conflicts with certain girls were getting in the way, because how can I expect them to do a certain thing if I’m not setting an example. I chose to talk to those girls, set things straight and set an example to my teammates.
My biggest golf role model, Matt Desper, is the best golfer I know. I’ve never met someone that is so talented with a club. Matt has always said, “You’re this close Brock, this close to being really good” He used to always joke around and say that I was a mental nut job in the head. I saw the evidence that he possessed something mentally that I didn’t. He has a video of both of our swings side by side on his phone.
Thank you for coming and watching me play in Florida. My team ended up tying for 9th out of 101 teams. Here is some more film from this past club season. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMbViO88gjA I just had my first high school volleyball tournament up in the Wisconsin Dells we finished 2-1. My high school team doesn 't have a true setter
I’ve been golfing since I was a little kid. I’ve experienced many highs and lows, and have created many friendships and memories playing the game I love. Golf can teach you many lessons, if you pay attention. One of the lessons I’ve learned is that it takes perseverance and hard work if you want to excel at something. I started hitting golf balls at the age of 2 with my dad and older brother.
The smell of the air while I ran was surprisingly fresh, the cheering of the nonexistent crowd rang in my ears, the sense of numbness in my legs all stuck with me until I crossed that fated finish line. It was the first meet of the season, and I was sweating buckets. This was mostly due to the blazing summer heat but also due to the intense anxiety I was feeling. For that reason I came upon the starting line tense, with thoughts of doubt and worry on my mind. My worries were correct, as soon as I started the race intense dagger like pains crepy throughout my body.
Moreover, the challenge of finding a four-inch hole on a 6,000 yard golf course presents an idea that no other game has. Things can change in an instant. I never hit every shot perfect, but the one shot I do hit exactly how I want to is what keeps me coming back day after day. Nothing matches the feeling of catching a ball in the dead center of the clubface and watching that ball soar on the perfect line to your target – all as you stand in perfect balance, after completing a perfect, rhythmic swing. Nothing matches the feeling of pulling off a shot under the most intense of pressures.
The main goal I have in mind at this moment is to become a zero handicap golfer before I turn seventeen, my other goal is to get in a good college. To achieve my first goal I'm going to start practicing more and be more focused. Probably I'm going to practice Wednesday, Friday and at the weekends. Each practice must take at least a couple hours. I don't need to hit the further or better, to play a lower score you need to stop failing shots, and when failing, being able to make an up and down.