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P Hall pic         The triumph can’t be had without the struggle.                                                    – Wilma Rudolph

 

This is not a math problem you will see in any classroom. However, it is one that we are proud to say we saw come true for Academy student Patrick Hall, who spent last spring training with us after a disappointing finish at the Hilton Head High School Golf Team qualifying tryouts.

Last year, Patrick shot 46-45 for a total of 91, missing qualifying by one shot as a score of 90 was needed to make the 2013 team.  Patrick, disappointed that he would not be a teammate of his twin brother and friends for the season, turned to then Golf Prep Junior Academy in order to improve his game.

At the Academy Patrick worked hard each day to improve in a sport he clearly loves.  He followed the plan set by the instructors to enhance his swing mechanics and was always willing to learn, maintaining a positive attitude as he worked hard to improve his technique.

Following his semester at the Academy Patrick continued with his determined mind set for improvement with individual practice and individual lessons with instructor Tim Cooke leading up to this year’s High School qualifier.

Evidently, everyone has been practicing because the qualifying score dropped 4 strokes to 86 this year.  But that didn’t matter, because Patrick’s score was 11 strokes better than one year ago as he shot 42-38 for a total of 80.  Patrick tied for 5th this year at tryouts.

Patrick is playing with a new self confidence that is going to take him far in the game of golf, and beyond.   This confidence was built on the practice range from hard work, preparation and a desire to get better and it will continue to grow as Patrick continues to work hard and dedicate himself to the game he loves.

GREAT WORK PATRICK!!

 

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