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Golf is a beautiful thing

a.k.a. keep your head down

Sandy golfer Anita Conklin offers up a unique perspective of her sport in our new and semi-regular 'Pioneer Insider' guest column.

If at the beginning of the year if you came up to me and said that I was going to being playing for the girls golf team, I would have probably thought you were kidding. But now I just can't get enough of the beautiful sport and all the fun girls on my team.

When I first started playing girls golf at Sandy High School, I just wanted to spend more time with my best friend,Ariel Blackburn, but now things have changed.

I not only get to spend time with Ariel, I get to do something I love.

On the first meeting for the girls golf team, I don't think I will ever forget the butterflies in my stomach. I remember telling myself that when I feel uncomfortable it only makes you stronger.

After the nervous tryouts and almost having to cut people, I made the team and almost backed out but I stuck with it. And I'm so happy I did.

At our first match, I played sixth on the team(that's pretty much like last place. I still was not very good and was unaware of all the rules). But in our most recent match, I got to play first on junior varsity, which was a big honor and accomplishment for me.

I have made so many great new friends and I've received some amazing tips from the girls and both of my coaches.

I know having doubts about golf was just human nature.

I now know I'm stronger in many different ways.

 

Good times with great friends

Only you and the ball

You can't blame others for the mistakes you make

Love your teammates and coaches

Forever you can play the game of golf