Michelle Thompson, a senior at Foothill High School is seeing the improvement she has been working toward in recent performance’s. Michelle shot 75-76 (151) to finish in 13th place in the Toyota Tour Cup Series – Temecula Creek Inn at the Temecula Creek Inn Golf Resort.
You see, Michelle has only played golf seriously for a little over a year. Michelle and her two sister’s Rachael and Danni, all were competitive swimmer’s. Rachael a junior, is one of the top performer’s in Southern California and is being recruited by numerous university and college swim programs.
Michelle, took an interest in golf and eventually, golf won out. Michelle and her father Michael selected George Pinnell to help her develop her already athletic swing into one that could stand up under the pressure’s of competition at higher levels so that she could have a chance to play at the collegiate level. Michelle has worked diligently this summer, working four to six hours a day to develop the required skill set to allow her to shoot lower scores. Looks like her effort is starting to show results.
Last week, Michelle shot 38 (+2) in a nine hole high school match to go along with her 75-76 (151) at Temecula Creek to substantiate her improvement. In her first day at Temecula Creek, Michelle had fifteen par’s and three bogey’s for her 75. Her second day included twelve par’s, a birdie and five bogey’s for her 76. According the her coach, George Pinnell, “it was a very meaningful two day event for Michelle, because she played 36 hole’s of golf with out making any major mistakes that would lead to more than a bogey.” Pinnell went on to say, “Michelle has a technically sound golf swing to go along with her desire and work ethic to make her a good addition for any college program looking for a young player, whose best golf is in front of her. She is working to improve her short game and management aspects of her game that are necessary to compete at the collegiate level.”
Stay tuned, university and college coach’s!!