Freshman fall quarter has been one of the best experiences of my life. It’s everything that you hear plus a lot more. As a student-athlete at one of the top schools in the country, the days can become very busy. A typical in-season day includes workouts, class, practice, and homework. Our trainer, Jason, keeps us motivated and working hard in the gym with a good plan for each one of us to get stronger. Fitness is a big part of our team and it can have an impact on our golf games. I was enrolled in three classes this quarter that totaled to 14 units. These classes were Math51, Econ1, and Weather and Storms. Classes at Stanford are definitely a step up from those I had in high school.
The resources and support that we receive as Stanford golfers are incredible. One of the many attractions to come to Stanford was the Siebel Varsity Golf Training Complex. This practice facility, along with great teammates to practice and compete with, has made practicing more fun and more productive than ever before. The Siebel facility has been undergoing an amazing transformation during the fall season that will be open by the time we get back from winter break. This renovation includes a clubhouse, hitting bays with all of the latest and greatest technology, four new greens, and tons of new shots to master. This practice facility allows our team, Coach Ray, and Coach Brockington to get creative and get the most out of our practice time.
On top of our practice at the Siebel Training Complex, our team has been fortunate enough to play some of the top courses around Stanford. These include Stanford Golf Course, Los Altos Golf Club, San Francisco Golf Club, California Golf Club, Pasatiempo Golf Club and more.
I learned a lot during fall quarter and had a lot of fun as well. I’m very excited about the rest of freshman year both on and off the golf course. As always, Go Card!
By Chris Meyers