LA HABRA, Calif. — Brooklyn Verdugo is a senior at La Habra High School. She enjoys playing for La Habra High School Girls Golf Team and has played golf for ten years. She recently signed a Letter of Intent to attend Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, where she will play continue the sport.
Brooklyn looks forward to playing in college and would love to participate in the LPGA. Golf is a lifelong sport. Brooklyn loves the idea that she will be able to play golf well into her 80’s and still enjoy it. “The best advice I was ever given was to enjoy the journey no matter what sport you play. The game will always have ups and downs, but if you enjoy the journey the downs won’t seem so bad,” Brooklyn suggests.
Her first team experience was playing basketball in grade. “I love the team atmosphere. Being on a team means helping each other to be the best player you can be as a team. You are always supposed to be there for each other and encourage everyone when the going gets tough,” Brooklyn recommends.
As her pregame ritual, she always wears a sunflower necklace, and drinks two blue Gatorades when she plays eighteen holes. Her hobbies include cooking, baking and collecting vinyl records.
The best advice I received from a coach who said, “Practice doesn’t make perfect, it makes permanent. If you aren’t practicing with purpose, you aren’t going to get better. Thirty minutes of 100% practice is always going to be better than five hours of 20% practice.”
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