About Me

                                                              

Birthday: April 6, 1987
Turned professional: 2010
 
              It is very simple to say that golf is my life and most importantly, my passion.  I started playing the game when I was in eighth grade, after having been a competitive tennis player. The moment my family and I moved to Chandler, OK, and I put my hands on my first golf club at Chandler Golf Course, I instantly knew there was something about this game that would challenge me. Within a short amount of time, I simply knew I wanted to be the best, and I wanted to play the best. 
 

             I was born in Nashville, Tennessee but spent almost all of my life in Oklahoma. I attended St.Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Schools from 1st through 8th grade in Edmond, OK  and graduated from Edmond Memorial High School in 2005. We moved to Chandler, OK my 6th grade year, and it was here where I picked up the game. I owe much of my success to that 9-hole municipal course:). I went on to play all four years of varsity golf at Memorial under coaches, Mel Mallett and Mike De la Garza.  Through much steady success as a Bulldog, I attended Oklahoma City University where the learning process continued. I won the very first tournament of my college career and went on to win the very last one, the 2009 National Championship. I was a member of the 2006-2009 National Championship teams and earned All-American and Academic All-American Honors 2 out of my 4 years at OCU. 

            For those of you who only know me through golf, here’s a little more information about me!  I love to read anything and everything. I love to learn about people with books exploring Gary Player, James Blake, and Andre Agassi, topping the bookshelves.  I’ve read books from The Tipping Point all the way to the Twilight saga.  I absolutely love to work out. I loved learning about fitness in college (having majored in Kinesiology), and it’s already proven to be an integral part of my golf game. As of last year, I have studied and become an American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Specialist. I use everything I’ve learned to progress my game and those of my golf students.  Running has also been a hobby that has dramatically increased over the years. Having started out running 5ks and an occasional 10k, I have run 2 half marathons and plan to run a full before the age of 30!! I’m a pretty crafty person, with a knack for coming up with a lot of creative ideas. I enjoy cooking, and last but not least, I have had a blast learning the ins and outs of country swing dancing. Yep, you read that right. I went to a country concert one day, and saw one more thing I wanted to be great at!
 
              Last, but most certainly not least, I lost my dad my junior year of college, and to this day, he’s a very important part of my everyday life. He was my best friend and one of the biggest fans of my golf.  I absolutely miss him every day, but I know that he’ll always be with me…on and off the golf course.  He gives me one more reason to play my best:)    
 

  

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Winnie tolentino on April 21, 2015 at 4:05 am

    Love it glad to meet a wonderful person 😊😊 your FL caddy

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  2. Posted by Rick Edwards on July 29, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Inspiring bio !

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  3. Posted by Gabbriella on January 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I will be a fan after reading about you and your many accomplishments. I’m currently a 13 year old Junior golfer in Florida and appreciate you sharing . I know with your work effort and determination you will make it to the LPGA.

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  4. Posted by Desmond Burns on February 27, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Thank you for giving us your time at the ladies Masters this week. My daughter, Natalie was chuffed to meet you and your caddie and had to visit some golf crazy friends to boast. All the best with the remainder of the tournament

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  5. Posted by Fay Hamric on May 22, 2016 at 3:18 am

    Enjoyed the evening w/you at Muenster.. good luck in Boston!.. take care of Erin!.. she needs a push! to get her self in gear!… thanks.. love you, Fay.

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