Inside College Golf: Arizona State's Madison Kerley talks Arizona's best course, Instagram and more
Friday, March 25, 2016
There are many talented golfers in college golf, but don't think these student-athletes spend all of their time on the golf course. Many of them are excellent students, have interesting hobbies and interests, and are great personalities.
Each week during the spring college golf season, we'll spotlight a male or female college golfer, asking them several questions, ranging from golf to pop culture.
This week: Arizona State's Madison Kerley chats about Arizona's best course, Instagram and more for Inside College Golf.
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Arizona State, freshman
What's been your favorite moment of the season so far?
My favorite moment of the season so far was our trip to Hawaii in November. We placed 2nd in the Pac-12 Fall Preview at Nanea and then had the opportunity to go to the beach, take a zodiac boat and go snorkeling the next day. It was a fun trip and a great, relaxing way to end the fall with my team.
Do you have any stamps on your clubs, and if so, what are they and what do they mean?
No, I do not have any stamps on my clubs, but the paint colors are maroon and gold... Always reppin'.
What do you think is the best golf course in Arizona?
My favorite golf course in Arizona is Whisper Rock. Not very many women get to play it, but if you know a member you can get on certain days. It's amazing. My team is lucky enough to be going up there to play in a couple weeks.
Who's your favorite golfer to follow on social media?
My favorite golfer to follow on social media is Jordan Spieth, hands down. Not only is he my favorite golfer, but he also keeps his social media interesting by not only posting about golf and showing all the cool things he gets to do. (I'm just waiting for that follow back.)
What's your favorite iPhone emoji, and why?
The sun and the devil, ha get it? No, my favorite is probably the laughing/crying emoji because it is definitely my most used in conversations.
Who is the most famous person you've ever played golf with?
I actually haven't played golf with anyone too famous even though I would like to. I did get to practice and play alongside and watch some pretty cool people when I played in the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst in 2014.
Which three players will make up your dream foursome?
Jordan Spieth is definitely my dream person to go golfing with, but I would have to say Steph Curry and Larry Fitzgerald as well. I am a huge sports fan and I know those two are big golfers as well.
What are you watching on Netflix right now?
I am currently watching Grey's Anatomy. I was always opposed to starting since there are so many seasons and they are all so long, but my teammates finally convinced me to start and I'm hooked.
If you didn't play golf, what other sport would you play?
I used to play volleyball but quit in high school when I decided to focus on golf.
If golf had a walk-up song, like in baseball, what song would you pick?
My walk-up song would be "I Like the Sound of That" by Rascal Flatts. Country all the way.
Pick one: Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, and why?
Instagram. It's simple, easy and fun. Sometimes it is hard to control whose posts you see on Facebook and Twitter and your feeds get filled with a lot of junk. Instagram you get to see only pictures from your friends or people you follow, it keeps it simple.
Who is the funniest person on your team and why?
The funniest person on my team is definitely our head coach (Missy Farr-Kaye). Whether it's her jokes or her laughing at herself when we didn't think she was that funny, she is always making us laugh and keeping things interesting.
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