Scholar Athlete: Columbus golfer, Daniel Davis
Daniel Davis was just four years old when he first hit the golf course. Since then, he’s been hooked.
"I remember I’d go out in the backyard and hit a bunch of golf balls and my dad would go run and get them and bring them back," he said. "It was really fun."
Putting, chipping, driving, and the competitiveness. He loves it all.
"It’s just making those putts and hitting those shots, and just being under the pressure situations, I just love that about the game," said Davis.
Davis has played in golf tournaments all his life and is now a junior on the Columbus High golf team. He’s one of the consistent leaders during the regular season. He recently shot a 73 in the region tournament, coming back as a low medalist and his season isn’t done yet. Since the entire team finished at the top of the leader board, they automatically earned a berth to the state match.
"We’ve come so close these past couple of years. I just feel like this is the year," Davis said. "This is the year. I have a really good feeling about the team, I think we’re all playing good golf, we’re all practicing hard, I think we got a really good chance."
He’s not just excelling on the course. He has a 4.2 weighted GPA and is a part of the Beta Club. In his free time, he helps out at a golf course in Bibb County, watching younger kids develop a love for the game of golf.
"Seeing the passion in them, just seeing how they come out every single week," he said. "Just being able to watch and be able to affect the lives of others."
After high school, Davis plans to study business and finance, and continue his golf career.