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Amateur golfer gets her shot on high school team

Brooke Hester, Staff

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Meet Presley Pickron. Presley is 14 years old and also one of the Girl’s Golf team captains. She has been playing golf since she was about 11 years old.

“I kinda just grew up in it because my whole family played.” said Pickron.

Even before she had made the team, Pickron has been working hard in her golf seasons outside of school. Almost every day, she wakes up at 4:30 am to go to the Superstitions Golf Course to get extra repetitions in. And with her out-of-school golf season, she always keeps herself busy with practice.  “I practice 3-4 hours a day and I play in at least an out-of-school tournament once a month.”

Pickron says that a golfer that she looks up to the most is Brooke Henderson. She thinks that Brooke is a very kind, and selfless person that is always willing to do a good deed for her fans; and since she is one of the youngest competitor on the tour, just like how Presley is the only freshman on the golf team, she can connect with her idol very easily.

“I look up to her because she is one of the youngest on the tour and very selfless. For example, her ‘thing’ is that when someone wants an autograph, even if it is 50 people, she never misses a person even if it takes an hour”.

Since making the team, there have been ups and downs with her love for the sport. Early in the beginning of the school year, her team had the opportunity to travel up to Show Low for a “girls golf getaway”. In the future, Presley wants to continue her career as a golfer and play collegiate and hopefully play professionally.

This fall Pickron achieved a goal that many golfers envy.  At 14 years old, she shot a hole in one. As Presley Pickron continues to pursue excellence, she brings an understanding and high achievements to our hawks.

Pickron looks forward to a possible career in golf. “My goal is to play for the University of Oregon and even continue to the pro tour if that’s what’s meant to be.” 


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