|Club||Mike Desseker||-||Fairlawn, OH||-|
|High School||Coach Mike Schmeltzer|
|Total Rnds||AVG||18 BEST||36 BEST||54 BEST||72 BEST|
|home course name||home course city||home course state||home course slope||home course rating|
|Rawiga Country Club||Seville||OH||-||-|
Our team won the Suburban League National Division and finished 5th at Division 1 (big school) Sectionals in 2016.
My best career finish came in a heavily pressured match against a team we had lost our pre-league tournament to. We had to win this match in order to have a chance at the league title. Going into the last hole, my coach had informed me that the match was going to be very close. I was down one stroke to my opponent, and I told myself that I wouldn't lose. My team had set a goal of winning the league title, and I wasn't about to watch our goal slip between our fingers. The last hole was a par four, and my opponent and I both got on the green in three. I made a fifteen foot putt for par, and after watching this, my opponent three putted for a double bogey. I beat my opponent by one, and my team won by two strokes. This win allowed us to achieve our goal of winning the league title.
|Years playing golf||Hand||Bench Press (max)|
I started golfing the first day of practice my freshman year. In 3 years and 2 months, I have greatly improved my game and continue to get better daily. In 18 holes, I shot a 171 as a freshman and have improved to a career low of 93 and a practice round score of 87. Most of our matches are 9 holes, and I have a career low of 42 and I am averaging in the mid 40s. After my sophomore year of basketball, I decided to dedicate myself to golf and strength trained through the winter and will do the same this winter. My best golf is still ahead and I am working toward continuous improvement.
Over the past 3 years, golf has become my passion. I do something daily to improve my game (chip and putt, driving range, strength train, golf 9, etc.) and continue to learn the nuances of the game. I very much want to continue my competitive golfing career in college.
-Our school has a program that is available for juniors and seniors called H.U.D.D.L.E. I have been a member of this program for two years, and I represent leadership qualities by teaching young students in our community about the dangers of drug and alcohol use. By choosing not to participate in these dangerous activities, I set an example for these future high school students and athletes. I take this responsibility very seriously and set a good example for these children. H.U.D.D.L.E. also allows me to lead my peers by teaching them how to be good members of the program. This year, I was selected to train the juniors to prepare them for class presentations.
This year, I was selected as a team co-captain for our golf team. Our program has 14 girls, and I lead by example. My work ethic helped improve my personal game, and I encouraged others to continue to work beyond the normal golf practice schedule. As a team, we went undefeated in match play and won the league tournament to give Wadsworth its first Suburban League Championship in school history.
-By exercising and strength training, I pursue athletic healthy performances. During the winter months in Ohio, it gets to cold to go outside and play golf everyday, so I train my body for the upcoming season by lifting weights and strengthening my core. I also choose to stay away from harmful substances such as alcohol, drugs, and tobacco that could harm my body and health.
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