Do you remember this shot for the 2015 NCAA Championships? Well, she stuck it to about 3 feet….and now she joins our team!!
College Golf Camps is beyond pumped to add yet another great college golfer to our junior golf mentor program. Hayley Davis has a great story to tell. She enjoyed had an amazing career at Baylor. Now she starts her next challenge in professional golf. Enjoy the read below.
When I was 9 years old, I went to the driving range for the first time in my life. I did not realize then that I was starting a journey that would lead me to another country and to college and now to professional golf.
Growing up in England, I played for my county team when I was 12 and represented England for the first time when I was 14. During those years I really started to fall in love with the game of golf. I worked
hard, practicing at Ferndown Golf Club for hours on end. My coach Scott Godfrey would work with me and teach me the fundamentals. My favorite parts of the game then were putting and chipping playing games with my friends.
As I continued to get better and work hard, I was fortunate to represent Great Britain and Ireland three times. Representing your country is in my opinion the highest honor and I was lucky to play with such a great group of friends and teammates.
Being at a college in America was something I had always thought about doing. When I was around 17 years old I talked with my parents and my coach about my options. I was not ready to turn professional yet, and going to college in America was a great opportunity to continue my academics and further my golf career. When I visited Baylor University, I fell in love with the campus and the people and knew it was where I wanted to attend college.
My four years at Baylor were full of ups and downs, and all of it helped me grow as a person and become a better player. Competing for a NCAA national championship was the best and most amazing experience of my life…the atmosphere, the emotions, the whole week was unlike any other. Just being with your teammates and competing for one another really brought out the best in my game. It was a great feeling to see that all the hard work and long practices can really pay off. My team and I really were in it together, and everyday in practice you are preparing yourself in the hopes that one day you will have these putts and shots for the win! And even better, doing it for the National Championship was the best end to my amateur career I could imagine.
Playing a collegiate sport teaches you many things, not only in golf and sports, but in life in general. I learned how to be better at time management and how to balance my life in school and golf. I learned how to work in a team but also at times be able to motivate myself and achieve under pressure. It helped me learn what its like to be a leader and have young players look to me for guidance and advice. And of course it was a lot of fun!
Hayley Davis, sic’em bears