Athlete of the Week

Jeanelle Adams

What has been your biggest accomplishment this season?
My biggest accomplishment has to be the fact that I am being consistent with my scores and with that, giving the team a chance to be in the hunt every tournament. Although the scores are not as low as I would have liked, those will come soon, and the fact that the team knows I can consistently put up a good score can take pressure off of the others so they can also shoot well.What is something that you have worked on to prepare and improve this season?
One big thing that I have worked on over the summer has been my driving and short game. I hit more fairways now, which gives me a better chance to shoot for all of the pin locations and have good chances for birdies. Also, working on my short game allows me to feel comfortable and confident around the greens that I will make a par or even chip in instead of just being satisfied with a bogey.

What is the most important thing to remember when you are playing in a tournament? What do you think about when you swing?
I just try to remember to have fun but stay focused in a tournament, especially if we are in contention at each one, there are many stressful moments that you have to stay focused on and disregard other distractions. Furthermore, I really try not to think about too much when I swing because thinking about too much actually messes me up. For the most part I just visualize what shot I want to hit and try to accomplish that. Unfortunately that does not happen all of the time.

How are your new teammates?
Our new teammates are great. They are all very solid players and can post good scores any day of the week and they all have their own style. It’s always nice to know that there is good talent that will be here at Lawrence after we leave.

If you could wear any outfit to a golf tournament, what would it be and why?
This is a tough one, but I would have to say some sort of Burberry shirt because it is very classy and also plaid pants because I enjoy sporting some color. However, I think all golfers would agree that John Daly’s new course option to play without a shirt on is quite incredible!

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