Senior spotlight: Minnewaska's Nelson misses the calm on the course
The Minnewaska boys golf team had just one senior on the roster this spring in Drew Nelson, and Nelson was confident the Lakers were poised to have a good season.
That’s been typical of the Minnewaska golf programs. The Lakers know their way around a course, and Nelson was eager to play out his senior year and see where this team ended up. With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down the spring season, the Echo Press reached out to Nelson as a way to recognize him. This is his story centered around four questions: Why does he golf? What does he miss most about it this spring? What is a favorite memory from competing? What are his future plans after high school?
Why he golfs: My answer may sound cliche, but the reason I play golf is that I enjoy being out on the course. Unlike most sports, golf is calm and peaceful, and I enjoy the change in pace. It gives me a chance to just relax and do something I love: play golf.
What he misses most: When I received the news that there wouldn't be golf this spring, I was devastated. I felt our team was poised to have a great year. On top of this, I wanted to have one last season of golfing with my friends I have made over the years.
Favorite memory: I have a ton of memories from golf, but one that stands out to me doesn't actually take place on the golf course. It was the van rides. We would always play games like “score” and the “point game” where you get points depending on what animals you see. The snacks were always the same too! I could tell you every single thing that each of my teammates gets. These memories will stay with me forever.
Future plans: I will be attending Pepperdine University to study business administration, and I plan to golf recreationally.