Two students were nominated by their coaches as students who DEFINED EXCELLENCE in April.

 

 

Xavier Marcoux
From: Lexington, Massachusetts
Grade: 10th grade
Started at BGGA: August 2016
Why did you choose BGGA: I needed somewhere I knew I could develop and in Boston in the snow I wasn’t able to do that, so I came down here.
Best part of your game: Ballstriking
Why do you play golf: I love hitting the balls and the feel of that.
Goals for the future: I’d like to play Division I college golf and then go on to play professional golf.
If you could win any tournament… The Masters
Favorite Golfer: Jordan Spieth
Three fun facts about yourself: I was born in Canada. I played hockey growing up. I can do a pretty good owl call.

Xavier’s coaches talk about why he defines excellence.

Jonathan Yarwood: “He defines excellence because he’s always prepared and he doesn’t waste a day. He’s always on the ball every day. He has a plan, follows instruction really well and he’s an exemplary student.”

Nick Duffy: “Whenever Xavier comes out to practice he’s already ready and has a plan in his mind. You don’t have to tell him what the plan for the day is because he’s already looked it up. He already has the idea of what he wants to work on. He exemplifies a growth mindset. He’s very good when it comes to practicing and being ready to play golf.”

 

Oscar De La Fuente
From: Mexico
Grade: 9th grade
Started at BGGA: August 2016
Why did you choose BGGA: I wanted to try and play better golf and learn English.
Best part of your game: Driving
Why do you play golf: For me it’s dificult and it challenges me.
Goals for the future: I’d like to be a professional and play on the PGA Tour.
If you could win any tournament… The Masters Favorite Golfer: Jordan Spieth
Three fun facts about yourself: I played soccer as a kid. I like my man bun, and I like the soccer team Club America in Mexico.

Oscar’s coach talks about why he defines excellence.

Zach Parker: “Oscar has faced adversity, persevered and has thrived due to his growth mindset. His passion to learn and evolve day in and day out allows him to continuously push himself to make his goals and dreams a reality.”

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