Sic ’em, Garrett

Varisty boy’s golfer commits to Baylor University for the coming fall 2015 semester


Photo by Savannah Pritchard

Senior Garrett May signs to Baylor University, continuing his love for golf

Story by Abigail Hill, social media editor

Putters and chippers and wedges, oh my! 6 a.m. workouts, tournaments and swings. These are a few of his favorite things.

Green and gold banners hang high as senior golfer Garrett May pledges his allegiance to Baylor University for his college career.

“I really never had any doubts of me playing golf in college,” May said. “that was something I had always dreamed about.”

But for the first couple years of May’s high school career, swings were looking rough, and offers even rougher.

“I was a late bloomer in the process, because I really didn’t start playing my best golf until this past year,” May said. “And all of my other friends had already committed while I still had zero offers.”

Despite May’s worries he worked even harder to play quality golf, and the offers started pouring in. Kansas State University, Mississippi State University, Colorado State University, Cincinnati, Arkansas State University, University of Kansas and Louisiana Tech University all gave an offer, but to Garrett, the choice was clear.

“Every school I visited had its own perks and was very impressive,” May said. “but as I visited Baylor it really felt like it was home for me; I loved every aspect of it.”

But May is no fool when it comes to recognizing the difficulties to a higher level of competition.

“Sometimes qualifying for a tournament is harder than playing in the tournament,” May said. “Because at an university you have 10 guys who have been recruited to play, and you all are competing for four or five spots, sometimes less.”

Even more responsibilities build on top of the stress of playing against advanced golfers and personal records as May thinks of his other college necessities.

“Combine that with the college classes, study hours and mandatory 6 a.m. workouts,” May said. “and it adds up to something that I have never came close to experiencing.”

Even then, May appreciates the ability of being able to even have the chance to fulfill his dream of striving to play college golf, and is taking each step towards bettering himself.

“Making my decision was super tough, but now I have a tremendous weight off my shoulders and I can start taking it all in and enjoying my senior year,” May said. “I welcome the challenge and know that it will be the best four years of my life.”