• Golf Standout Credits Coaches

    DSC02700_webShe started her brief golf career at age 10, when her parents signed her up for day golf camp. And it’s become a passion for Lauren Molin, standout on the Pacific Grove High School Girls’ Golf Team; so much so that she spent her fall break days touring five colleges to help her make a decision about her next few years of schooling. She has had one offer from a Pennsylvania school already, and believes that, for family reasons, that’s where she’ll be heading next year.

    “Golf is not as competitive in Pennsylvania [where she’s looking] as in California,” says the senior. But competition – and fun — is keeping her on the golf course.

    “My PG Middle School coach, Debby, was the first to make golf fun for me,” says Lauren. “She boosted my confidence. She saw my potential and wanted me to keep pursuing golf.”  That first coach found that putting was Lauren’s strong suit.

    She also credits her current golf coach, Marcia Waitt, with shaping her to be a team player. “She has had a huge impact on me,” says Lauren.

    DSC03535_webShe’s also seeing a personal performance coach to help her with her game. “If my shot is not perfect, I must learn to accept it,” she says. “It’s a game! Tee to fairway to green is boring. If I made a bad shot before, it would ruin my whole day. But now I can rebound.” She adds, “I’ve learned not to give up and to stay positive.”

    Lauren Molin is likely in the top 6 of the CCS, though current standings are not out yet. Her team plays in the final league tourney at Salinas Country Club on Mon., Oct. 21. The team is 9-2. Pacific Grove is ranked second, with Stevenson.

    Her major will not be golf, though lessons learned on the golf course will carry through to her chosen career. Her major will be electrical engineering.

     

    posted to Cedar Street Times on October 17, 2013

    Topics: Schools, Sports

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