Junior Ethan Mangum was only three years old when he started playing golf. He picked it up by tagging along on the course with his father. At seven, he payed in his very first tournament and won! Since that very day, he has not only been in love with the game, but with the thrill of the win. Through the years he has trained hard with a desire to be the best, just like his idol — Tiger Woods.
Ethan shares. “I have learned over the years that practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.”
This spring, Ethan is playing his last season on Mount Vernon’s Varsity Golf team and his record is impressive:
- Average score for 6 tournaments/matches: 1 stroke over par
- 2nd place with a 70 (1 under par) at the Jekyll Island Invitational, in a field of 150 golfers
- Tied for 3rd place with a round of 73 (1 over par) at the Atlanta Athletic Club, in a field of 80 golfers
Up next for Ethan is to qualify for a spot in the State Championship – he is currently ranked #1 in Class 1A Private.
With plans to play in college, Ethan seeks to develop his game, saying, “It won’t be easy, but I can play this game my entire life. Golf will be great for business networking.”
By the way, he still plays with his dad and as a scratch golfer has surpassed his father’s score.
#IMAMUSTANG: Keep following your dreams, Ethan – hard work and focus has great payoff!