Golf has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. I started playing when I was 6 years old and began caddieing when I was big enough to lug around a bag.
I loved being outside. I loved the challenge and strategy of the game. I loved the friendships forged on the golf course. I loved the stories of heroic shots and bad bounces. It taught me a lot. About ettiquite. About rules. About communication. About myself.
I played competitively growing up in southeastern Massachusetts and continued to work both as a caddie and in the bag room through high school. When I was a recipient of a Francis Ouimet Scholarship, it helped me to pursue my college degree. I studied history at the College of William and Mary and after graduation, interned at the United States Golf Association.
In 2010, I started as the Curator and Historian at the USGA Museum. Currently, I'm the Museum's Director. Every time I give a tour of our facility, I mention the fact that I'm a Ouimet Scholar. I tell the visitors the story of Francis and how receiving the scholarship gave me the opportunity to earn an education and pursue a job in golf.
I've met some amazing people through the game. Golf is great in that way. Now, the staff and board of the Ouimet Scholarship Fund has given me the opportunity to raise funds for additional scholarships by running the Boston Marathon. I was, of course, thrilled because it's my hope that through doing this that future Ouimet Scholars can have the same positive, life-changing experience that I did.
Please consider a donation to Team Ouimet. We'd love to have your support.
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