Devoted to her sport
Gregg Schindler Female Athlete of the Month, Lindsey Kerr, discusses her place on the team throughout the season.
After picking up her first club about six years ago, Lindsey Kerr now strives for success as she often looks up to the upperclassmen while remaining number one on the team. As a member of the varsity girls golf team, creating endless bonds and memories with her fellow teammates remains very important to Kerr, as it is something that she often values.
“Everyone is so close, we all have such a great bond, everyone works together to make every player feel welcome. When I first came onto the team everyone made me feel like I knew them my whole life. Usually, we like to go out and have team bonding dinners. I always love meeting everyone after school and hanging out together as a team,” Kerr said.
Practicing about seventeen hours a week, Kerr spends countless days, challenging herself to continuously develop new skills while working to prepare for next year’s season. Kerr also puts time aside, including offseason golf while participating in private lessons and tournaments year-round to push herself and focus on furthering her training.
“During the off season I’m going to enter some golf tours such as hurricane, Which are national and international competition, PGA jr league, and Florida State Golf Association which has great athletes to play,” Kerr said.
Throughout her golf career, Kerr gained support from her family, specifically her father, in which he has always been her number one supporter.
“My dad has always been there for me no matter what. Usually we go out to the course together and play or even hit some balls on the range. Having somebody to strongly encourage me has allowed me to do my absolute best and helped me remain positive throughout the game,” Kerr said.
Coach Gary Hoskins chose Kerr as the Athlete of the Month due to her commitment to the team and outstanding performance on the course.
“Lindsey has been a consistent leader throughout the season and has excelled in every aspect of her golf game, while having the lowest scoring average. She also qualified for the region tournament for the second year in a row,” Hoskins said.
After making it to regionals for the first time in three years, Kerr plans on devoting her time for golf as she hopes to make it to states for next year’s season. In the near future, she wants to attend a four-year university while furthering her athletic ability as a collegiate golfer.