I am incredibly proud of Carson Barry for his commitment to improving every day. Carson was one of my first students at the Paul Weyland Golf Junior Academy. He is now in my Elite Player Development program and trains with local collegiate golfers. Carson is currently ranked 448 out of over 8,000 boys nationwide on the Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings, and he is only a sophomore in high school. I look forward to helping Carson pursue his goals, because the sky is his limit!
In September Carson played in the American Junior Golf Association Sunriver Open and finished 16th with rounds of 69, 74, and 73 on the difficult Meadows Course in Sunriver, Oregon. Despite not having his best ball striking this tournament, Carson said he managed his game very well, had a great short game, and had appositive attitude all week.
On October 3rd and 4th, Carson won the prestigious Whitetail Invitational at the Whitetail Golf Club in McCall, Idaho. This event attracts the top junior golfers from around the Northwest. Carson posted rounds of 73, 73 on a 7,300 yard long course in very windy, difficult conditions to win by 5 shots. Carson said he struck the ball really well on the second day and despite some challenges on the greens, he remained patient and stayed in the process of executing his shots one at a time, the best he could.
Every tournament is a learning experience for Carson. He records his stats into Shot by Shot, a computerized round analysis system to learn what he needs to work on before the next event. I help Carson use this information, so we know which parts of his game to focus on.