Evans , GA
Age: 7 - 9
The Path to the National Finals
Should a player advance through local qualifying, the subregional and regional qualifying sites are pre-determined based upon the local qualifying site. The player is not guaranteed participation in the subregional qualifier unless he/she advances through local qualifying. The player is not guaranteed participation in the regional qualifier unless he/she advances through local and subregional qualifying.
Local QualifierEvent CompletedGreensboro, GA 30642Jul 1, 2021
Sub-Regional QualifierEvent CompletedSavannah, GA 31421Aug 1, 2021
Regional QualifierEvent CompletedJupiter, FL 33477Oct 3, 2021
NAME AND LOCATION OF SCHOOL:
GRADE IN SCHOOL:
HOME GOLF COURSE AND LOCATION:
Westlake Country Club, Augusta, GA
PLAY GOLF RIGHT OR LEFT HANDED:
AGE STARTED PLAYING GOLF:
Four years old. I started competing at age 5.
LOWEST SCORE SHOT (9 AND/OR 18 HOLES):
33 on nine holes
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN GOLF?
My brothers and my dad love the game!
WHO INTRODUCED YOU TO GOLF?
WHO DO YOU NORMALLY PLAY GOLF WITH?
My brother Kipp, and friends Tyler, Grayson, Colton and Coley
WHO IS YOUR GOLF INSTRUCTOR?
Jonathan Verril, the assistant pro at Westlake.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT PLAYING GOLF?
Hitting my driver a long way and playing with friends
WHAT PART OF GOLF DO YOU LIKE TO PRACTICE THE MOST?
Driving and putting
WHAT’S THE MOST DIFFICULT THING ABOUT GOLF?
Controlling my emotions!! Plus staying focused for two hours.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CLUB?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GOLF COURSE IN THE WORLD?
Augusta National!!! My dad is a scorer and gets to play it! I hope to play it one day.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT IN GOLF SO FAR?
2021 US Kids State Champion, finishing 5th in US KIDS World Championship and making it to the finals of DCP!
LOCAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Reynolds Plantation - 2nd - Eating Hamburgers when I won!!
SUBREGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Savanah Harbor - 1st - Making the 6-foot putt and how cool it was to win!!!
REGIONAL QUALIFYING SITE / RESULTS / MEMORABLE MOMENTS:
Bears Club - 1st - I got to fly in a jet back home!!!!
HAVE YOU TRIED TO QUALIFIY FOR DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT IN THE PAST? IF SO, PLEASE LIST EACH OF THE YEARS AND PREVIOUS RESULTS:
2019, I made it to the second round.
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?
When I watched the boys my age I thought “I can do that! I just have to practice a lot!” We worked with Mr. Jonathan ALOT on our driving, chipping and putting.
LIST FROM STRONGEST TO WEAKEST – DRIVING, CHIPPING, PUTTING:
Driving, putting and chipping
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO THE MASTERS BEFORE? IF SO, WHEN?
Yes, last year! I went with both of my brothers! My 23-year-old brother Cole took us and it was AMAZING!!!
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 best Masters memory was asking all the pro Golfers for golf balls! Me and my brother Kipp both got 21 golf balls last year, and we keep them in our room! We’re not allowed to hit them. And the BEST was Justin Thomas gave us TWO golf gloves!! It was the best day ever!!!!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY WATCHING GOLF ON TV?
My dad likes to watch all the Masters from the past. I liked it when Tiger woods chipped in on No. 16 and the crowd went crazy!!!
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE MALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Phil Mickelson, because he is a lefty like me and he is really nice to the crowds and gives everyone a thumbs up!! I wish ALL golfers were more like him! He is very nice!
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FEMALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
I think it is Lexi Thompson.
WHO IS THE COOLEST PLAYER IN GOLF, AND WHY?
Tiger Woods! I think he is the BEST! He always waves at the crowd when he makes putts! I hope he is at the Masters this year. I would love to say hello and meet him.
HAVE YOUR EVER PLAYED WITH SOMEONE FAMOUS? IF SO, WHO? PLEASE DESCRIBE THE CIRCUMSTANCES:
Just my dad. We play all the time!
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE TO PLAY GOLF WITH A DREAM FOURSOME, WHO WOULD THE OTHER THREE PEOPLE BE?
My dad, my brother, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods!
DO YOU PLAY ANY GOLF VIDEO GAMES? IF SO, WHICH ONE(S)?:
Golf Clash! We don’t have video games, but I can play that on our phone.
WHAT FOOD WOULD YOU SERVE AT YOUR CHAMPIONS DINNER AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL?:
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT:
Math and Bible History
FAVORITE SCHOOL TEACHER:
Haha! My mom. I am homeschooled.
FAVORITE SPORT (OTHER THAN GOLF):
Basketball and ping pong. I’m really good at ping pong.
Godzilla vs King Kong
FAVORITE SINGER / MUSIC GROUP:
Van Halen (My dad listens to them all the time!)
FAVORITE TV SHOW:
Golf Clash, Roblox and Blob Runner
The money eyes
EXPLAIN ANY TALENTS OR INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF GOLF:
I like to build things with my hands. We ride dirt bikes and my dad lets me work on them with him. We play basketball in the winter to take a break from golf.
DESCRIBE ANY OBSTACLES YOU’VE OVERCOME IN YOUR LIFE:
HERO / ROLE MODEL(S):
My brother Kipp and Jesus!
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
In golf: Down is up and swing like a race car at the bottom. From my dad: Stay focused, be nice to everyone and play hard!
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOUR GROW UP?
Pro golfer or a football player
I am a Christian, I LOVE my family and golf is my favorite sport. I like to help people and try to make their day a little bit better by being nice to them.