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2021 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship

Luke Coyle

Campbellsville , KY
Age: 14 - 15
Gender: Boys
Region: Great Lakes
The Path to the National Finals
  1. Local Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Louisville, KY 40205
    Jun 1, 2019
  2. Sub-Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Louisville, KY 40245
    Aug 18, 2019
  3. Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
    Oct 5, 2019
Home Course and Location:
Campbellsville Country Club

Play Golf Right or Left Handed:
Right handed

Age Started Playing Golf:

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

Handicap Index:

How did you become interested in golf?
By hitting golf balls in my back yard and out of a sand box.

Who introduced you to golf?
My dad

Who do you normally play golf with?
Friends and my dad

Who is your golf teacher?
Cody Goodwin

What do you like most about playing golf?
When you strike a ball right in the center of the face

What part of golf do you like to practice the most?

What’s the most difficult thing about golf?
Consistently shooting low numbers and staying positive.

What is your favorite club?

What is your favorite course in the world?
Augusta National

What is your biggest achievement in golf so far?
Winning an AJGA

Local Qualifying Site/Results/Any Memorable Moments:
Seneca Golf Course

Sub-Regional Qualifying Site/Results/Any Memorable Moments:
Persimmon Ridge Golf Club – Almost scoring 75 in driving portion

Regional Qualifying Site/Results/Any Memorable Moments:
Oakland Hills Country Club – waiting for all the score to post made me nervous, but when my Dad gave me a thumbs up I knew I was going back 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 – Lost in sub-regional, 2016 – lost in regional, 2017 – qualified for national, 2018 – lost in local, 2019 – lost in local, 2020 – qualified for Augusta

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, and it made me want to be back and playing at Augusta more than ever.

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

Have you ever been to the Masters before? If so, when?
Yes in 2017

What is your favorite Masters memory? U.S. Open or U.S. Women’s Open memory? PGA Championship or Women’s PGA Championship memory?
My favorite moment was watching Rory McIlroy win the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla.

What is your favorite memory of watching golf on TV?

Who is your favorite male golfer, and why?
Justin Thomas because he’s from Kentucky.

Who is your favorite female golfer, and why?
Lexi Thompson because she has had bad luck at majors but continues to fight through adversity and win tournaments.

Who is the coolest player in golf, and why?
Phil Mickelson because of his calves and the tweets.

Have you ever played with someone famous? Who? Please describe the circumstance:
J.B. Holmes caddie at my home course. It’s his home course and we played a quick nine together.

If you could choose to play golf with a dream foursome, who would the other three people be?
My dad, Justin Thomas, Luke Combs, and Jack Nicklaus.

Do you have any superstitions as it relates to golf? If so, please describe:
If I’m playing good, I don’t switch anything up.

Do you play any golf video games? If so, which one(s)?
Fortnite every now and then

What food would you serve at your Champions Dinner at Augusta National?
10oz ribeye (A1 sauce), baked potato, and salad with sweet tea. Followed by a chocolate cake with ice cream.

Favorite School Subject:

Favorite School Teacher:
Mr. Rodgers

Favorite Sport (other than golf):

Favorite Movie:

Favorite Singer/Music Group:
Luke Combs

Favorite TV Show:
The Office

Favorite App:

Favorite Emoji:
The fire emoji

Explain any talents or interests outside of golf:
I play basketball and I like to fish

Describe any obstacles you’ve overcome in your life:
When I almost broke my finger the day we drove down DCP finals in 2017

Hero/Role Model(s):
Arnold Palmer

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t be afraid of being afraid

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

Describe yourself:
Funny, kind, love the outdoors, and willing to do anything fun
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