Athlete of the week: Logan Hunter

Samantha Macuare, Staffer

Preparing to tee off, junior Logan Hunter competes with fellow teammates. Hunter is part of the golf team and went to the state champions for the 2019-2020 year.

Q: How did you get started playing your sport? How long have you been playing? 

A: “I was introduced to the sport with a set of plastic golf clubs when I was a baby. My grandpa first took me to a course when I was 3, so I’ve been playing for 13 years. I’ve been playing competitively since I was 8.” 

Q: What is your favorite aspect of the sport? 

A: “My favorite part of the sport is just getting better. There’s nothing more gratifying to me than seeing hard work payoff on the golf course.” 

Q: How has the sport shaped you into who you are today? 

A: “This sport has changed my life by essentially creating my schedule. It has led me to meet new people and I have made many good friends including my teammates through golf. Also, I think the discipline it takes to improve my game has made me stronger mentally.”  

Q: What is the most important thing you have learned from playing the sport? 

A: “The most important thing I’ve learned from golf is that it takes patience to succeed.” 

Q: What is one of your favorite memories from playing the sport? 

A: “One of my favorite memories from golf is when I shot 28 on 9 holes when I was 13 to win a tournament.” 

Q: How far do you want to take the sport? 

A: “I definitely want to play division 1 college golf, and if I end up improving a lot, I might seek to go pro.” 

Q: Who is your inspiration? Is it a coach, teammate or professional athlete? 

A: “My inspiration is my grandpa. He got me started in the game and has really made it enjoyable for me. I owe basically all my success to him.” 

Q: What are you most excited for this season? 

A: “This season I’m definitely most excited for the state championship [which starts Oct. 29th btw]. I think our team has a legitimate chance to win.”