STUDENT Spotlight
Tristan Landon, Golfer

Student Spotlight is a regularly-updated feature that highlights Baltimore County Public Schools students involved in a wide range of activities and programs. Spotlighted students receive and answer a series of questions through which they share their experiences. In this Student Spotlight, Tristan Landon, a senior at Dulaney High School, discusses his involvement in golf. (To see more student spotlights, click here.)Student Spotlight

Why did you start golfing?
I started golfing because I always enjoyed hitting golf balls and love all sports so I wanted to try it. I turned out really liking it.

When did you start golfing?
I started golfing at a very young age with my grandparents. Whenever I visited them, we would hit golf balls at the driving range. This is what really started my interest in golf. I started seriously playing golf freshman year (2009-2010). Then, I joined the Dulaney High golf team sophomore year.

What related experience did you have when you started golfing?
I played ice hockey and baseball as well as worked at a country club, where I still work today.

How did you become a golfer at your school?
I found that our school had a golf team at the end of freshman year, and I was really interested in getting better so I made it my goal to be on the team. The next school year, I tried out for the team and made it!

How do you practice/prepare for golfing?
I go to the putting green, driving range and/or chipping green and hit golf balls for as long as it takes for me to achieve my goals set for that day.

Have you won any awards/honors for golfing?
I have not won any awards for golf yet, but I hope to do so in the future.

What is the most rewarding part of being a golfer?
The most rewarding parts of being a golfer are the feeling you get when you do well and hit good shots and seeing all of your hard work and practice pay off.

What is the most challenging part of being a golfer?
The most challenging parts are not over-thinking shots and messing up shots, recovering from a really poor shot and staying positive and not getting discouraged.

What advice do you have for other aspiring golfers?
Practice, practice, practice! It may seem like a lot, but if you truly enjoy the game, it’s not bad. You will see a huge difference in how you play on the course and in your shot accuracy and distance.

What are your hopes for this school year?
My hopes for this school year are to maintain straight A’s through my senior year, get a hole-in-one in golf and have a winning hockey season. I want to be an assistant captain for my hockey team and win the playoffs. When spring comes around, I will be right back out there golfing and practicing and getting ready for college and the next time I play on the course.

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