Hinsdale , IL
Age: 10 - 11
Region: Upper Midwest
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 CompletedRockford, IL 61107Jul 14, 2022
Sub-Regional QualifierEvent CompletedWheaton, IL 60189Aug 9, 2022
Regional QualifierEvent CompletedMedinah, IL 60157Oct 1, 2022
NAME AND LOCATION OF SCHOOL:
St. Isaac Jogues School, Hinsdale, Illinois
GRADE IN SCHOOL:
HOME GOLF COURSE AND LOCATION:
Cog Hill / Lemont IL
PLAY GOLF RIGHT OR LEFT HANDED:
AGE STARTED PLAYING GOLF:
3 1/2 years old
LOWEST SCORE SHOT (9 AND/OR 18 HOLES):
32 (9 holes), 69 (18 holes at World's Competition for US Kids Golf in 2022 at Pinehurst NC)
For 18 holes on average a "3"
HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN GOLF?
My parents love the game of golf
WHO INTRODUCED YOU TO GOLF?
WHO DO YOU NORMALLY PLAY GOLF WITH?
My Dad or all my golfing buddies in the Midwest & Texas
WHO IS YOUR GOLF INSTRUCTOR?
Kevin Weeks of Cog Hill Golf Club in Lemont IL
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT PLAYING GOLF?
I like the competition against the course, if I beat the course I have won...
WHAT PART OF GOLF DO YOU LIKE TO PRACTICE THE MOST?
Chipping and putting
WHAT’S THE MOST DIFFICULT THING ABOUT GOLF?
The emotional highs and lows that the game brings and to be mentally ready for it.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CLUB?
60 degree wedge
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GOLF COURSE IN THE WORLD?
Augusta National... Hole number 12 is on my wall in my room.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT IN GOLF SO FAR?
Shooting a 69 at the US Kids 2022 World Championship in Pinehurst NC.
HAVE YOU EVER PARTICIPATED IN A USGA OR PGA OF AMERICA EVENT? IF SO, WHICH ONE(S), WHEN, AND HOW DID YOU DO?
I participate in IJGA events all summer and fall in Illinois, I participated in 9 this season and placed 1st in five of them and top five in the others.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO OTHER JUNIORS PARTICIPATING IN DCP WHO ARE TRYING TO REACH THE NATIONAL FINALS
Practice, practice, practice, and have a good strategy going into the competition.
DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE?
Yes through Cog Hill Golf Club. Our team just went to Nationals.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT PARTICIPATING IN DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT?
All the great courses we have competed at and all the great competitors I have met.
MEMORABLE MOMENTS FROM YOUR LOCAL, SUBREGIONAL OR REGIONAL QUALIFIERS:
Participating with so many of my golfing buddies at the qualifiers was so fun.
HAVE YOU TRIED TO QUALIFY FOR DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT IN THE PAST? IF SO, PLEASE LIST EACH YEAR AND YOUR PREVIOUS RESULTS:
I have participated twice before making it to the second round of qualifying. Its not as easy as it may look.
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 really want it this year...
LIST FROM STRONGEST TO WEAKEST – DRIVING, CHIPPING, PUTTING:
Chipping, putting, driving
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO THE MASTERS BEFORE? IF SO, WHEN?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GOLF ACCESSORY (HAT, HEADCOVER, BALL MARKER, ETC.)
Jack Nicklaus is who I look up to in golf, to honor him I have a "Golden Bear" logo on almost everything. My hats, my headcovers, my golf towel.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MASTERS MEMORY? U.S. OPEN OR U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN MEMORY? PGA CHAMPIONSHIP OR WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP MEMORY?
When Jack won the 1986 Masters, I've watched it on YouTube like a million times.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY WATCHING GOLF ON TV?
When Tiger made his big come back in 2019 at Augusta that was pretty cool to see live.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE MALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Jack Nicklaus is by far my favorite, I love how he used every iron in his bag and because he's the GOAT! He is a great roll model.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FEMALE GOLFER, AND WHY?
Nelly Korda, I love how she plays the game...
WHO IS THE COOLEST PLAYER IN GOLF, AND WHY?
Rickie Fowler is pretty cool, just look at him
HAVE YOU EVER PLAYED WITH SOMEONE FAMOUS? IF SO, WHO? PLEASE DESCRIBE THE CIRCUMSTANCES:
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE TO PLAY GOLF WITH A DREAM FOURSOME, WHO WOULD THE OTHER THREE PEOPLE BE?
Jack, Tiger, and Arnold Palmer... How awesome would that be?
DO YOU PLAY ANY GOLF VIDEO GAMES? IF SO, WHICH ONE(S)?
Golf Clash... Golden Tee...
WHAT FOOD WOULD YOU SERVE AT YOUR CHAMPIONS DINNER AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL?
Cheese Burgers, French Fries, Pizza, and Ice Cream
FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT:
FAVORITE SCHOOL TEACHER:
I like all my teachers "they might be watching"
FAVORITE SPORT (OTHER THAN GOLF):
Happy Gilmore the TV version
FAVORITE SINGER / MUSIC GROUP:
FAVORITE TV SHOW:
DESCRIBE ANY TALENTS OR INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF GOLF:
I love to play Piano, basketball, and go to waterparks
DESCRIBE ANY OBSTACLES YOU’VE OVERCOME IN YOUR LIFE:
Being patient in the game of golf is an obstacle for an 11-year-old
HERO / ROLE MODEL(S):
WHAT’S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
"Trust the process" is what my coach has taught me
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
A PGA Pro of course, I do not have a plan B because if I had a plan B I wouldn't accomplish my plan A.
"I'm William Comiskey, I love to golf and hang out with my buddies on the course and off, I am entertained by sports either in person or on TV, I love to travel with my parents and I have been to 8 countries and 26 states. Vacation in Mexico is my happy place and I look forward to that trip all year long. I have an awesome extended family of great aunts & uncles who support me in anything I choose to do. I also love bottomless bowls of pasta and ice cream.