By RAVI AGRAWAL, sophomore
Among golf clubs and golf balls stand JP’s own Three Musketeers, living by the motto “all to one and one to all.” Seniors Harry Hoffman, Keerthan Harish, and Amrit Iyer share a story of inseparable friendship. Since freshman year, these elite golfers excelled on the JP Golf Team and earned top spots in the All Red Division and GMC tournament. “Our story starts when we were young — Harry and I met fourteen years ago, when we were preschoolers at Wardlaw Hartridge. We met Keerthan on the first day of golf tryouts freshman year,” explains Amrit. From the hours spent on bus rides to practices and tournaments, to the days spent perfecting putts on the green, Harry, Keerthan, and Amrit have shared unforgettable experiences and memories on and off the golf course. “My relationship with these two guys is special, since we’ve been together on the team for all four years of our high school career. None of us knew what to expect when getting ready for the golf team, but once all three of us made it our freshman year, we knew it was going to be a fun ride ahead of us,” expressed Harry. Now, as senior year comes to an end, JP’s own Three Musketeers approach a twist in their plot. Instead of parting ways to attend different universities, this big three will still be in close contact, as they have decided to take their talents down south, to the same university.
Keerthan, Harry, and Amrit will all be attending the University of Texas at Austin in the fall. Each of them has fallen in love with UT Austin for different reasons, and hopes to achieve new, unique feats in college. Both Keerthan and Amrit look forward to attending the McCombs School of Business, one of the largest and most distinguished business programs in the nation, to major in finance. “It is great that Amrit and I are going into the financial industry together, but I’m sure that even numbers and equations won’t be able to define our friendship,” jokes Keerthan. On the other side, Harry is attracted to the spirit and passion that run deep in Longhorn Nation. From pulling allnighters in the library to cheering for the Longhorns at the stadium, three JP Stevens Hawks will be at the heart of a vibrant campus. Regardless of whether they plan to pursue golf at the collegiate level or explore new interests, the Three Musketeers will forever cherish the memories from playing together and only seek to strengthen their friendship.
I suggest you isvnet an hour or so of your time and go to your local library. There are literally thousands of books about hundreds of aspects of the game: etiquette; fitness; famous personalities and players; course design; and of course game improvement.Check out anything by Harvey Penick his colors series (Little Red Book, Little Green Book, etc.) are understood to be classics.You may also benefit from grabbing an issue of Golf Digest or another golf magazine. Some of the more advanced topics may be of no use to you, but it will give you a good overview of current issues and equipment in the golfing world today. Best of luck!
Poorly fit clubs can make the ball go too high, too low, to the right or to the left, and/or make you more generally insosnictent. Is it worth saving $100 to be less accurate and less consistent? It’s not to me. I don’t know about where you live, but here you’re only going to get 2 rounds of golf for $100, and in most places you’ll still probably only get 3 rounds or so. So if you skip two or three rounds, the extra cost is covered. And don’t listen to these idiots saying you don’t need fitted if you’re of average height. Two players that are the EXACT same height will often need differently fitted clubs. Different players have different sized hands, different swing speeds, and different setups. So is fitting clubs necessary? Not if you always want to shoot worse than your potential, be perpetually more insosnictent than you should be, and hinder your growth as a player for as long as you own the clubs. And that’s not just regarding top players. Bad players benefit from fitted clubs MORE than top pros. Here’s a cheaper way to get fitted if you want to save some money. Go to a store that sells Ping clubs, and go through their fitting process. It’s free and fairly quick. Get your stats printed out, tell them you’ll be back some other time to buy the clubs, then find a used set (of Pings obviously) with the same or similar setup.