Golf has taught Martin a lot
By Taylor Poe - Staff Reporter
Sophomore Megan Martin signed up for Highline before finding out there was a golf team.
When she was told there was a golf team and they were looking for players, she was immediately interested and contacted the coach.
"I play golf at Highline because I love the sport and I love representing Highline," said Martin.
The season is going well for her, Martin said.
"I started out strong this year. Although golf had its ups and downs, I still see improvement in my game every tournament," said Martin.
Her biggest motivation has been seeing herself improve.
"I love to play golf and playing on a team has been one of the best experiences. My team and personal improvement has been a good motivation," she said.
She's also been working on having a better attitude.
"Golf has a lot to do with your mindset, and if you aren't in a good mood and don't have positive thoughts, it's hard to play golf," said Martin.
The season has had its ups and downs, but she said she's learned a lot about the game of golf. She has seen improvement in her game and her overall attitude toward golf in general.
"I struggle most with my short game, which includes chipping and putting. I believe this part of the game is very important. I have been focusing a lot on it. I still struggle but am working to improve," she said.
Her strengths include hitting her driver and her irons, which helps to save her game.
She wants to be a dental hygienist and hopes to play golf next year, but is not exactly sure where yet.
The Highline women's golf team will be playing next at the Southwestern Oregon Invitational at the Brandon Dunes Golf Course Resort in Oregon on Sunday and Monday, May 14-15.
The NWAC Championships will be played May 21-22 at the Home Course in DuPont.