|Club||Kathy Williams||Prairie Landing Golf Club||West Chicago||IL|
|High School||Barb Hartwig|
|Total Rnds||AVG||18 BEST||36 BEST||54 BEST||72 BEST|
|Total Trmts||Rnds Ctd||R1 AVG||R2 AVG||R3 AVG||Even Rnds||Under Rnds||ATP||ASOL|
|home course name||home course city||home course state||home course slope||home course rating|
|Countryside Golf Club||Mundelein||IL||118||69.9|
2013 Illinois State Women's Amateur Championship - Qualified for 1st Flight (83)
MAJGT Sanctuary Open - 9 over par (81)
MAJGT Plum Tree Classic - 12 over par (84)
MAJGT University of Illinois Classic - 9 over par (81)
Stevenson v. Mundelein Match - 3 over par (39)
Deerfield v. Mundelein Match - 2 over par (38)
Warren v. Mundelein Match - 2 over par (38)
Grant v. Mundelein Match - 2 over par (37)
Hersey Invite - 3rd Place (80)
Lake County Invite - 4th Place (80)
Mundelein Mustang Invite - 6th Place (80)
North Suburban Conference - 4th Place (81)
IHSA Regional Class AA - 2nd Place (81)
IHSA Sectionals Class AA - T13 (83)
1st Place at Vernon Hills Cougar Classic on my birthday
1st Place (82) at Warren Blue Devil Invite at Bittersweet Golf Course (2012)
Shot even par (35) at a match against Lake Zurich at Village Green Golf Course (2012)
Shot even par (35) on back nine of first round at AJGA Stonehenge Junior Open (2013)
MAJGT University of Illinois Classic 2012 - 8 over par (80)
|Years playing golf||Hand||Bench Press (max)|
MHS Girl's Golf: Most Valuable Player - 2011, 2012, 2013
MHS Girl's Golf: Hardest Worker - 2013
North Suburban Conference: All-Conference Award - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
North Suburban Conference: All-Academic Achievement Award - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Mundelein High School Varsity Award - 2011, 2012, 2013
TribLocal Readers' Athlete of the Month - October 2013
Volunteered as a junior golf instructor at Sugar Creek Golf Course in Villa Park (2010)
Worked as a junior golf instructor at Sugar Creek Golf Course in Villa Park (2011)
Worked as a junior golf instructor at Pine Meadows Golf Club in Mundelein (2013)
Raised $495 for veterans and persons with special needs in the Sunshine Through Golf Foundation 100-hole marathon (2013)
Since I was little, I've been a perfectionist in everything I do. Therefore, if I was ever put in a group for class activities, I would be appointed leader because I knew how to get things done efficiently. This was mainly because I knew how to stay on task while avoiding to belittle other group members. I did this by playing to everyone's strengths and appointing them to complete certain tasks. Now that I'm older, I understand how to lead without being overbearing. For example, when I work on group projects, I divide all work evenly so that everyone feels like they have an equal amount of responsibility. However, to accomodate with everyone's after-school schedules, I usually take the majority of work if someone isn't able to complete it to the best of their abilities. I would much rather stay up a little later for an A than get some extra rest for a B. I think that being a leader means occasionally taking one for the team without being taken advantage of.
Golf is a sport with a lot of rules. It can be extremely overwhelming, especially if you're a newcomer playing tournament golf. When some of the underclassmen on the team ask me things about etiquette or penalties, I'm always happy to help them out without question. A lot of the time when we're playing on our home course for practice, we have scrambles with JV. Something I learned that really keeps a team together is encouragement. It's easy to lack sincerity when we encourage each other because we all want to be the best on the team. But if we're all working together as a team in a scramble, we want each other to make good shots. If I see a team mate getting discouraged, I try to help them stay positive by complimenting them on a previous shot or telling them to forget the last. In golf, staying positive is the most important thing, so I try to pass that on to the other girls.
If you ask anyone I know, they'd say that I'm a health nut. I haven't eaten fast food in years, I like to run, and I'm a little picky when it comes to my diet. This is because I've learned a lot about how our diets have an effect on our physical and mental health. Golf is a sport that takes a lot out of you, mentally and physically, so I try to give myself an edge through what I eat. For example, I never skip breakfast--especially before I play. I usually have oatmeal and a banana in the morning or something that will digest slowly to avoid hunger. Another thing that I think is really important is to drink tons of water. It's so easy to be dehydrated on the course, whether you're playing the summer or fall. I like to stay hydrated with coconut water or gatorade depending on the heat index.
A lot of teenagers don't get enough sleep, whether it's because they're up late on the computer or watching TV. I, on the other hand, make sleep a priority. I like to make sure I get at least 8 hours of sleep each night. This doesn't mean that I can stay up all night on Tuesday and get a lot of sleep on Wednesday. Sleep patterns have to be very consistent in order to give us the right amount of energy. During the golf season, even though I have homework, I try to get things done as early as possible so that I can get to bed early and wake up refreshed and ready to shoot a good score. Mental and physical endurance requires a well-rested body!
The National Honor Society requires that all its members complete a certain amount of volunteering hours every year. But there is an event in which we receive no hours -- the Annual St. Patrick's Day Dance. Last year, I had the priveledge of meeting several amazing kids with special needs. I got to serve them snacks and dance with them at the end of the night. Not only did I have a blast, but I realized that being involved in the community doesn't have to necessarily mean picking up garbage or volunteering at a soup kitchen. What I came to realize is that by giving your undivided attention to people who could use a friend can also be a way of being active in your community. And at the end of the day, you feel like you've made someone's life a little better. I've found that nothing compares to that.
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