The Brock siblings (Anna Grace and Cal) have had a big spring in the sport of golf. In March, Anna Grace was invited to participate in the Can-Am Junior Team Matches at the Wachesaw Plantation Club in Murrells Inlet. This Ryder Cup style event pits 8 males and 8 females from South Carolina versus a team from Ontario. Read more about the Can-Am JTM HERE. In April, Cal signed on to play golf at the collegiate level with Anderson University. In the coming weeks, he will finish his time as an Emerald golfer at the Upper State and State tournaments. The brother-sister pair were both interviewed in light of their recent accomplishments.
- What was your favorite part of the Wachesaw course? The 18th hole, because when you were playing that hole your entire team was watching you cheering you on.
- What was the toughest part of the Wachesaw course? The greens on that golf course were super-tough because they were hard and very fast.
- What did you learn from the weekend? How to be a team. We all worked together through everything.
- What was your favorite memory from the weekend? Finding out that the American team had won and us getting the trophy.
- Did you get any cool “scwhag”? What was the best freebee? We got a jacket, 2 golf shirts, a hat, and a golf bag. My favorite thing that we got was the golf bag.
- What influenced your decision to go to Anderson University? When I went for a visit, I fell in love with the coaches, campus, people, and professors for many reasons. One reason was the coaches, Danny Neal and Denton Moore. They are both very encouraging and positive. During my visit I also met with the Department Chair of Biochemistry, Dr. Carrie Koenigstein (Dr. K). She showed me and a few other students the Biology department and informed us on the biology and biochemistry majors. Anderson is also the only school in the state to have a cadaver lab (kind of weird but great for future doctors and nurses), as well as a highly advanced and state of the art cancer research lab.
- Describe AU in 5 words or less: Christian focused and future driven
- What is your favorite EHS Golf memory? One of my favorite EHS golf memories is when our team made it to State last year! We finished 2nd at Upper State, which is incredible! When we went to state we went down a few days early and stayed at our assistant coaches’ beach house. That was as a lot of fun and was a reward for our success of being a close team that could rely on each other!
- What are your goals for the remainder of the season? To keep improving. I hope our team does the same and we all make it to state this year. Without the girls our 3 and 4 have some big shoes to fill, so hopefully they will! Since I have no pressure about getting a scholarship anymore, I feel like it allows me to play calm and composed.
- What makes you a good golfer? My swing. I have been going to my swing coach Tommy Brannen for a few years now at Augusta Country Club. I have a tendency and natural habit to swing flat, which can cause many problems, but because of Tommy, I have been able to build a generally solid swing that can be fixed when it needs to be. Another thing that makes me a good golfer is playing highly competitive junior golf since I was about 12.