SPOKANE, Wash. — For Mead High School senior Taylor Mularski, golf runs in her household, along with her dad and brother having performed their complete lives.
But Taylor is a little bit of the other, as she solely picked up the golf equipment a number of years in the past however has already proved to be robust competitors on the course.
“Taylor came out her freshman year, when her brother was a senior and she was a pretty novice golfer, and we were just hoping she would break 100,” mentioned Mead Girls Golf Head Coach Keith Ross.
Seeing how her brother liked the game a lot, Taylor picked it up for enjoyable.
“Just seeing how my brother practiced and how much he loved it, it was definitely a big part of what taught me, especially to work hard,” Taylor mentioned. “He would practice a ton and I wanted to get better so I saw that I needed to put in the work to get better.”
And how do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, follow, follow.
“I know over the last summer I played like around 140…before I could post rounds I played probably like 10 or 15 rounds before that and then after the posting season probably like 20 more after that so like 160-170 rounds in the past year,” Taylor mentioned.
Taylor’s been placing within the hours, and it’s proven in her efficiency.
“The last two years Taylor’s posted more rounds of golf than any other junior in the state of Washington, upwards to about 165 rounds of golf per year, and we only have golf 7 months a year, 8 months a year here in Spokane,” Ross mentioned.
All that arduous work paid off too, as she’s off to play at Gonzaga on a full-ride scholarship subsequent yr. But don’t suppose that has impacted her drive in any respect.
“We had a practice that ended around 5 o’clock and so she went to go play the other nine holes and I said, ‘you know you can go home’ and she said, ‘during golf season, I have to golf everyday until 6 p.m.’ Well, it kind of bled over to the other girls and now when I’m done with practice at 5-5:30, they’ll go play the other nine holes just with Taylor and so our team is improving immensely,” Ross mentioned.
Taylor’s devoted to enhancing with every spherical, and the repetitions are simply part of the sport for her.
“If I have a bad round, I want to fix it and I want to do better and I can’t stand being done with a round and then go in the clubhouse and think like it’s just going to be better next time. I have to put in the work, but at the same time golf’s just what I love to do,” Taylor mentioned.
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