Seb May (2024)
St Andrew’s College, Christchurch, New Zealand
Ever since I was really young, around 2 or 3 years old, I always wanted to hang out with my older siblings and friends and play the same games they did. My family was really into sports, so that’s how I spent my early childhood days – playing all kinds of sports outside. I just loved playing and competing with them.
As I grew older, it became clear that I had a natural talent for sports involving sticks and balls, just like my siblings. We all got into golf, cricket, and field hockey, and we excelled at them. I enjoyed each sport while I was playing it, and throughout my school years, I was able to compete at a high level in all three.
But it was golf that really captured my heart. I love the game and its challenges, the ups and downs. In the past couple of years, I’ve been focusing most of my efforts on improving my golf skills and figuring out what I need to do to pursue my short-term dream of mastering the game once I finish high school.
The problem is, in New Zealand, there aren’t many opportunities for me to really push myself and reach my full potential. I believe I need to expose myself to a higher level of competition and a more challenging environment. That’s why I think going to a college in the US with a strong golf program would be perfect for me. It would provide the environment I need to thrive and succeed with the talent I know I have.
Both my older brother and sister are in College in the US playing golf in Division 1 programs. And being part of a college golf team would be a dream come true for me. I would have access to top-notch facilities, a supportive team, and daily opportunities to learn and improve. Plus, the competition would be at the highest level, which is exactly what I need to push myself further. It would help me achieve my goals and fulfil my passion for golf.
U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier at Seven Oaks Country Club, Riverside, California – 26th June 2023
FCG International Championship, Redhawk Golf Club, Temecula, California – 1st – 3rd July 2023
IMG Academy Junior World Championships, Torrey Pines, San Diego, California – 11th – 14th July 2023
Simon Thomas – Head Golf Coach – St Peter’s School, firstname.lastname@example.org +642 747 98646