Say hello to Jackielou, another great participant from our chapter! As you’ll read below, she has been with The First Tee since she was 6 years old! During all this time, Jackielou has been able to experience many of the great opportunities available to The First Tee juniors, such as the Nor Cal Leadership Academy and the PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee. Keep reading to learn more about her!
1. WHEN DID YOU START WITH THE FIRST TEE?
I first joined The First Tee when I was 6 years old at Lone Tree Golf Course. This was when i met my first three coaches: Coach Monica, Coach Tommy and Coach Rocky. I even remember being shy to play golf with others and was always having a hard time hitting my target.
2. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CLUB IN YOUR BAG? YOUR LEAST FAVORITE CLUB?
My favorite club in my bag is my 48-degree wedge because even if I am having a good or bad day of golf I am always hitting the greens and my shots stay consistent. My least favorite club would be my 3-wood because out of all my clubs I am very inconsistent with hitting solid and straight shots.
3. WHO WOULD BE YOUR DREAM FOURSOME (WHAT 4 PEOPLE WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY GOLF WITH?)
My dream foursome to play golf with is Lydia Ko, Rickie Fowler, Stacy Lewis, and Jordan Spieth. Each golfer has their own way of playing golf, and playing with them would be the best experience I could ever have. I would also be able to learn some tips for my golf game.
4. WHAT IS THE BEST/FAVORITE THING YOUR COACH HAS TAUGHT YOU?
The best thing my coach has taught me was that golf is a mental game and that having a good mental game will help you enjoy your round. I also learned that in order to achieve your goal, you must work hard for it.
5. WHAT WOULD YOU TELL A FRIEND WHO IS INTERESTED IN THE FIRST TEE OR GOLF IN GENERAL?
If one of my friends were interested in The First Tee, I would tell them that The First Tee is the best program that can help you grown as a player but also as a person. The First Tee can also help you improve your confidence and patience. Overall, The First Tee is a great program because it includes tournaments, scholarships, and volunteering opportunities. It is also a fun way for children to learn about golf.
6. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GAME TO PLAY DURING CLASSES AT THE FIRST TEE?
My favorite game to play during classes would be tic tac toe. This game helps you control your speed so that your ball will land in the perfect spot.
7. WHAT OTHER SPORTS (IF ANY) DO YOU LIKE TO PLAY?
Currently golf is the only sport I play!
8. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?
I am very thankful to be in The First Tee of Contra Costa for 10 years and to be part of The Junior council. It has helped me create strong bonds with not only participants but also the coaches. It also helped me get these wonderful opportunities.
Thank you Jackielou! Keep being awesome!