Athlete of the Week: Alyssa Burritt

Athlete of the Week: Alyssa Burritt

Sport: Golf

When did you start playing golf?

I started playing golf when I was 5 and got serious about it when I turned 13.

What makes you love golf?

I like the challenge and being outside.

What are your goals for next season?

My goal is to better my scoring average and make it to state.

What’s your favorite memory from golf?

My favorite memory is playing at Muirfield Village, a professional course. My dad and I always watched the PGA tournament there every year so it was really cool to play where people like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson played.

What are your golf plans for the future?

I hope to play golf in college at a D-1 school.

What are your pet peeves of golf?

One of my pet peeves is when people walk really slowly between shots. I also don’t like when people act like children on the course (obscene language, throwing golf clubs, etc.)

Any game day rituals?

Sometimes I’ll take a little run before an early tee time. I also draw three triangles with three yellow dots on my golf ball with sharpie prior to tee off.