|Club||Kelly Plaisier, PGA||-||Grand Rapids||MI|
|High School||Bob Kaminski|
|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|
|Stonewater Country Club||Caledonia||MI||128||69.6|
I placed first at a Callaway Tournament at Island Hills Golf Club, Centreville, MI.
|Years playing golf||Hand||Bench Press (max)|
I was born and raised in a golfing home. My dad was a collegiate player in the mid-90s. While I remember growing up with my own little set of clubs and purple golf bag, my parent's never forced golf as a sport on to me. They wanted me to chose golf as my sport and allow it to become natural and organic. Once I started to taste success as a Freshman golfer, I knew that I had found my niche. I wanted to learn more and become not only a better golfer, but a better athlete. My swing coach has taught me the fundamentals of the game and how to mentally play and read the course. I feel these are great attributes that make me a more rounded golfer. This is my reason for wanting to continue with golf at the collegiate level. I don't feel that I have learned all there is to learn about the sport and I feel that I am just getting started in my game.
I feel that four years has not been long enough for me to enjoy the game I love to play. I grew up in a golf family. My dad played college golf and I heard stories throughout the years of the determination the game takes once it hits the collegiate level. I have worked so hard to get to this point in my game that I am not ready for it to end after graduating from high school. I feel that I have so much more to give to the game of golf.
Aside from playing golf, I am a horse lover. I was gifted a paint horse named Scooby from my parents when I was 12 years old. Scooby was "green" when he came to me so I have been working with him over the past few years to become better trained. With this training knowledge I was able to help out at H.U.G.S Ranch in Byron Center, MI during the summer of 2017. At H.U.G.S I led special needs children through coping therapy with the aid of horses. I developed a positive influence in children's lives to help them feel welcomed and included in the daily ranch activities.
In order to maintain a healthy athletic performance, I know that my school studies have to be in check. In order to do this, I am well aware of the time-management skills that are needed to make sure there is a proper school/golf balance. My parent's have instilled in me that it's important to not over extend myself outside of school and sports.
In school I am involved in student council and RAD: Rise Against Discrimination. I am very passionate about educating our school and community about various cultures and ways people may discriminate. I strive to develop ways to increase awareness of discrimination at school by increasing the positive influence. Outside of school I volunteer at church teaching the 3 year old - Kindergarten Sunday School program.