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Lyla Hawker

Fort Gordon , GA
Age: 7 - 9
Gender: Girls
Region: Southeast
The Path to the National Finals
  1. Local Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Augusta, GA 30904
    Jun 28, 2021
  2. Sub-Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Savannah, GA 31421
    Aug 1, 2021
  3. Regional Qualifier
    Event Completed
    Jupiter, FL 33477
    Oct 3, 2021
HOMETOWN:
Fort Gordon, Georgia
PLAYER BIRTHPLACE:
Augusta, Georgia
NAME AND LOCATION OF SCHOOL:
Homeschool
GRADE IN SCHOOL:
4th
HOME GOLF COURSE AND LOCATION:
First Tee of Augusta, Augusta, Georgia
PLAY GOLF RIGHT OR LEFT HANDED:
Right
AGE STARTED PLAYING GOLF:
8
LOWEST SCORE SHOT (9 AND/OR 18 HOLES):
40 for 9 holes
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN GOLF?
Going to the course with my dad and playing at Top Golf
WHO INTRODUCED YOU TO GOLF?
My dad
WHO DO YOU NORMALLY PLAY GOLF WITH?
My dad, brother and grandfather
WHO IS YOUR GOLF INSTRUCTOR?
My dad
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT PLAYING GOLF?
Spending time with family and friends
WHAT PART OF GOLF DO YOU LIKE TO PRACTICE THE MOST?
Putting
WHAT’S THE MOST DIFFICULT THING ABOUT GOLF?
Hitting over water
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CLUB?
Putter
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GOLF COURSE IN THE WORLD?
Augusta National
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT IN GOLF SO FAR?
Making a hole-in-one on my first ever swing in my first ever golf class
DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN LPGA*USGA GIRLS GOLF?
Yes
DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN FIRST TEE?
Yes
LOCAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Augusta Country Club, 2nd overall, Winning the putting competition
SUBREGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Savannah Harbor, 2nd overall, Winning the putting competition and earning 20 points on last chip
REGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
The Bears Club, 1st overall, Winning the putting competition by sinking the six and 15-foot putts.
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 motivated me. I liked watching Ali Mulhall win and seeing all the friendships made in golf.
LIST FROM STRONGEST TO WEAKEST – DRIVING, CHIPPING, PUTTING:
Putting, chipping and driving
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MASTERS MEMORY? U.S. OPEN OR U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN MEMORY? PGA CHAMPIONSHIP OR WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP MEMORY?
Watching team USA win the Ryder Cup
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY WATCHING GOLF ON TV?
Watching the Olympics golf in Japan
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE MALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Bryson DeChambeau, because he cranks it every time
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FEMALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Nelly Korda, because she won the Olympic Gold Medal
WHO IS THE COOLEST PLAYER IN GOLF, AND WHY?
Phil Mickelson, because he is still winning at 51 years old
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE TO PLAY GOLF WITH A DREAM FOURSOME, WHO WOULD THE OTHER THREE PEOPLE BE?
My dad, Nelly Korda and Jordan Spieth
DO YOU HAVE ANY SUPERSTITIONS AS IT RELATES TO GOLF? IF SO, PLEASE DESCRIBE:
I feel that wearing a golf glove messes up my swing.
DO YOU PLAY ANY GOLF VIDEO GAMES? IF SO, WHICH ONE(S)?:
Mario Golf
WHAT FOOD WOULD YOU SERVE AT YOUR CHAMPIONS DINNER AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL?:
Lots and lots of hamburgers
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT:
Science
FAVORITE SCHOOL TEACHER:
My mom
FAVORITE SPORT (OTHER THAN GOLF):
Tennis
FAVORITE MOVIE:
Harry Potter
FAVORITE SINGER / MUSIC GROUP:
Ed Sheeran
FAVORITE TV SHOW:
Dude Perfect
FAVORITE APP:
YouTube
FAVORITE EMOJI:
Heart eyes
EXPLAIN ANY TALENTS OR INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF GOLF:
Musical theater, crafting, reading and rollerblading
DESCRIBE ANY OBSTACLES YOU’VE OVERCOME IN YOUR LIFE:
In our Army family, we move every 1-3 years. Starting over in new places can be hard, but I have been able to experience so many amazing things because of it.
HERO / ROLE MODEL(S):
My mom and dad
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
In golf, you can beat anyone on any given day.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOUR GROW UP?
Professional golfer
DESCRIBE YOURSELF:
Energetic, social, empathetic and responsible
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