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2021 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship

Kate Brody

Grand Blanc , MI
Age: 14 - 15
Gender: Girls
Region: Great Lakes
The Path to the National Finals
  1. Local Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Fort Wayne, IN 46845
    Jul 31, 2019
  2. Sub-Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Lebanon, IN 46052
    Aug 25, 2019
  3. Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
    Oct 5, 2019
Home Course and Location:
Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club

Play Golf Right or Left Handed:
Right

Age Started Playing Golf:
3

Lowest Score Shot (9 and/or 18 holes):
68

Handicap Index:
1.4

How did you become interested in golf?
Started playing at a very early age because both of my parents worked at a golf course.

Who introduced you to golf?
My parents

Who do you normally play golf with?
My friends at the golf course and my family.

Who is your golf teacher?
Jason Guss

What do you like most about playing golf?
I like the individuality of the game and all it has to offer. I love competing and meeting new people.

What part of golf do you like to practice the most?
Chipping and wedge shots

What’s the most difficult thing about golf?
Having patience and playing slowly.

What is your favorite club?
My driver

What is your favorite course in the world?
Arcadia Bluffs

Have you ever participated in a USGA or PGA of America event? If so, which one(s), when, and how did you do?
PGA Jr. League State Champion
US Girls Junior Qualifier (June 21st, 83)

Do you participate in PGA Junior League?
I did from age 8-13.

Do you participate in LPGA*USGA Girls Golf?
No

Do you participate in The First Tee?
No

Local Qualifying Site/Results/Any Memorable Moments:
Autumn Ridge Golf Club (1st Place)

Sub-Regional Qualifying Site/Results/Any Memorable Moments:
Golf Club of Indiana (2nd place)
Driving 5 hours there and back to hit 9 shots!

Regional Qualifying Site/Results/Any Memorable Moments:
Oakland Hills (130 pts): Making it to Augusta!

Have you tried to qualify for Drive, Chip and Putt in the past? If so, please list each of the years and previous results:
2015: Made it to Regional at Medinah, 2016: Made it Sub-Regional, 2017: Made it to Sub-Regional, 2018: Made it to Regional at Muirfield Village

Did you watch last year’s Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals on television? If so, what impact did that have on your participation this year?
Yes, it made me want to make it there, since it’s my last year doing DCP.

List from strongest to weakest – Driving, Chipping, Putting:
Driving, Putting, Chipping

Have you ever been to the Masters before? If so, when?
Yes, 2018 Practice Round

What is your favorite Masters memory? U.S. Open or U.S. Women’s Open memory? PGA Championship or Women’s PGA Championship memory?
I liked going to the 2017 Masters practice round and seeing all the players

What is your favorite memory of watching golf on TV?
When Tiger won the Masters in 2018.

Who is your favorite male golfer, and why?
Tiger Woods because of all he has done for golf and the impact he has had on the game.

Who is your favorite female golfer, and why?
Michelle Wie because she has had so many health injuries/problems and has worked so hard to overcome it in order to play golf.

Who is the coolest player in golf, and why?
Brooks Koepka, because he is a beast.

Have you ever played with someone famous? Who? Please describe the circumstance:
Anthony Dirrell. WBC World Champion boxer. He is a member at my home course.

If you could choose to play golf with a dream foursome, who would the other three people be?
Tiger Woods, Michelle Wie, Jordan Spieth

Do you have any superstitions as it relates to golf? If so, please describe:
I carry my bag, because I feel like I play bad using a push cart. I also only use golf balls with the number 20.

Do you play any golf video games? If so, which one(s)? SSG2 (On phone) and “The Masters” on Wii

What food would you serve at your Champions Dinner at Augusta National?
Steak and chicken, mac ‘n cheese, salad, green beans and chicken noodle soup. Brownies and chocolate covered strawberries and any kind of pop to drink.

Favorite School Subject:
Math

Favorite School Teacher:
Ms. Zittel

Favorite Sport (other than golf):
Basketball

Favorite Movie:
Happy Gilmore

Favorite Singer/Music Group:
Dan + Shay

Favorite TV Show:
Riverdale, Friends or Hannah Montana

Favorite App:
Snapchat

Favorite Emoji:
Soft smile

Explain any talents or interests outside of golf:
I play basketball. I like to hang out with my friends and like watching sports.

Describe any obstacles you’ve overcome in your life:
I have had to make choices and sacrifices in order to make more time for golf. I’ve had to miss parties, events and such for golf. And I’ve had to quit other sports to focus on golf.

Hero/Role Model(s):
My mom and my dad

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Treat others how you want to be treated.

What do you want to be with you grow up?
A professional golfer

Describe yourself:
I am funny, kind, smart, thoughtful, caring and a good friend.
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