Student athlete profile

Name: Libby Larson

Year: senior

Hometown: Hinsdale

When did you start playing golf?

Golf has always been in my life since a very young age because both my brother and father loved to play the game. I would say I started getting serious about playing golf when I was in middle school.

What do you enjoy most about the sport?

Being able to play it individually but then come together as a team to play it during the school year. As individual as the sport is, the best part of it to me is the ability to make it a team sport and have lots of fun playing the game.

What's the most challenging aspect?

Adapting to all different playing conditions. For example, how you are hitting the ball that day, the weather or the course.

How has your game improved since freshman year?

I have definitely become more consistent with the scores that I am shooting.

How would your teammates describe you?

Probably as very outgoing. I love to talk and make everything as fun as it can be.

Got any nicknames?

Everyone usually just calls me Lib. My personal swing coach calls me Libster.

Coolest course?

Probably the Pinehurst courses because of the history of them and how gorgeous they are.

Any special routines when playing?

I like to wear at least one bracelet on my wrist. Before each shot I move it somehow to keep me focused.

How do you want your senior season to play out?

To play my best and to get past the bad shots or holes. I also really hope our team gets to go downstate because I really think we could do a great job this year.s

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

10 years from now I see myself being a nurse.

Why does coach Nick Latorre like having Larson on the squad?

Libby has been a pleasure to have in our golf program because of her kind spirit, great sense of humor, team-first attitude and her tremendous leadership qualities. She has been a major contributor to our team on the course and has also been a great role model for all of our younger players, both athletically and around school.

- profile by Ken Knutson, photo by Jim Slonoff

Author Bio

Ken Knutson is associate editor of The Hinsdalean