By Molly Merson
News and Features Editor
Senior Jacob McIntyre has followed his passion for golf for about six years. His practice and perseverance has led him to this year’s county competition. He was the only competitor from Red Lion to place in the tournament for the varsity golf team.
With an average score of 82, McIntyre hopes to keep improving his skills. He has already noticed great improvement in his score during his golfing career.
“I began playing golf in fourth grade, but quit for two years because I wasn’t very good at all,” McIntyre said. “I always had the worst score on the team.”
He returned from the two year break with the determination to improve. “It’s about having a positive state of mind,” McIntyre said. “I wanted to get better and I worked to get there.” His drive to do better allowed him to improve his accuracy and concentration on the field.
He thanks his coach, Mr. Ryan McCleary, for part of his success. He gave the golfers a relaxed environment during practices and tournaments. “He let us learn at our own pace,” McIntyre said. McIntyre found this important in his success on the team.
After a well-played season, McIntyre is unsure of whether or not he will play golf in the future. His current goal is to go into the Navy when he is older to become an aviation technician.
McIntyre believes the knowledge he has gained from this season will help him in others. “I don’t know if I’ll continue to play when I am older. I think the experience would help if I decided to.” McIntyre said.
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