|Club||-||Lima Junior Golf Association||Lima||OH|
|High School||Nancy Clum (assistant coach)|
|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|
|The Oaks Golf Club||Lima||OH||121||71.2|
18 Hole: 79 at White Pines Golf Course (Swanton, OH) and Auglaize Golf Club (Defiance, OH)
18 Hole: 79 at White Pines Golf Club (Swanton, OH)
|Years playing golf||Hand||Bench Press (max)|
2nd Place Defiance Invitational (2017), Team 2nd Place Defiance Invitational (2017), Honorable Mention All-District (2015, 2016), 1st Team All-Conference (2016), Team Conference Champions (2016), Individual Conference Champion (2016), 3rd Place Defiance Invitational (2016), 2nd Place Wayne Trace Invitational (2016), Team 1st Place LCC Invitational (2016), Team 2nd Place Wayne Trace Invitational (2016), 2nd Place Ohio Family Safety Open (LJGA) (2017)
I want to be recruited to play golf in college because I love the game of golf. I started playing the summer before my freshman year of high school, and immediately fell in love with the game. I love how there is always room for improvement in every aspect of my game. There is always the drive to get better, even if I just shot my best round. I always look back and think I could have done this or that better, and still leave the round with an idea of what I need to improve on most. I am a very competitive person, so I am constantly trying to figure out how to improve my game in every way. I also think playing golf in college will be a great way to get involved in a new place.
On the course, I demonstrate leadership by maintaining a positive, optimistic attitude no matter what the situation may be. It is especially important to possess a good attitude in the game of golf because, unlike many other sports, you cannot be pulled out of the game and let another teammate finish the round for you. Once you begin playing, you are committed to finishing the round, no matter how bad of a day you may be having. Every shot is a new chance to improve and each hole is another chance to produce a better score. I also help my teammates with their swings. My coaches often pull me over to look at a teammates swing and see if I can figure out what is going wrong or if I agree with what they are seeing. I try to be a constant force of encouragement to my teammates.
Off the course, I have leadership titles in school activities, and I lead children at church. I am a student leader in my FCA Huddle and won Shawnee FCA Leader of the Year, I am a co-essay captain on TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science), and last year I was a captain on the JV softball team. I believe in leading by example. Titles do not get you anywhere unless you earn other's respect by respecting them and setting a good example. I believe I set a good example for my teammates, the kids at church, and my little brother.
I pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete by trying to eat healthy, keeping hydrated, staying far away from drugs and alcohol, and working on an optimistic mental outlook. I try to eat healthy (though I do have a weakness when it comes to ice cream) by eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, a good breakfast (especially before physical activity), and eating whatever my parents make for dinner each night (normally a meat, some vegetables, and some form of potatoes). I do not have a certain diet. Instead, I just eat everything in moderation. I typically drink a bottle of water throughout the school day, which helps me stay hydrated and feeling well. I do not put myself in situations where I will come into contact with drugs and alcohol, and I do not hang out with people while they are doing drugs or drinking. My parents have raised me with strong values, and I will not go against those values to be like other people. I also try my best to keep an optimistic outlook. I perform my best when I am happy. When I am struggling and start getting upset, I tell myself "God's got this" to remind myself that God is in control, not to worry, and no matter what happens during the match or anything else, God's love for me will never change. This always relaxes me immediately and I get a new burst of confidence to carry with me throughout the remainder of the event.
I volunteer in the 18-36 months Sunday School class at Shawnee Alliance Church every week. I love working with the kids and I look forward to seeing them every week and teaching them about Jesus Christ and how much God loves them. On Sunday mornings, I sit at a desk outside the nursery and check-in kids for thirty minutes, then spend the remainder of the service helping in the nursery. For my Girl Scout Silver Award, my friend and I made a Prayer Garden at Shawnee Alliance Church. Along with some help from our families and Miss Sara (the head of children's ministry), we made a fun, outdoor area for the kids to learn about and worship God. We placed Scripture all over the garden, a colorful foot bridge, and plenty of different flowers. In addition to efforts at the church, I was also involved in creating the Reading Garden at our elementary school (in honor of a teacher who died of breast cancer), and the outdoor classroom at our intermediate school. I have worked with young girls in our youth softball program at clinics and practices. I have also volunteered to serve meals and clean up at Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen with my softball team. These efforts are important to me because I absolutely love children. Anything I can do for kids I will do in a heartbeat. I believe it is important to set a good example for the kids and to encourage them to be the best they can be.
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