Golf is a sport that requires practice almost every day to keep a fluent swing. However, in 2020, the pandemic led many facilities to closure, leaving me out of the game at first. Our varsity golf season is also postponed till March 2021.
During this challenging time, I knew that practicing or not is completely up to me. At first, I practiced in my backyard with a net, but as the impact of the pandemic extended, I made adjustments. I researched and found a device called “trackman,” which provides detailed information about all aspects of my swings, from the angles of club face to the swing plane to the impact.
Initially, I doubted the effectiveness of the device because I had never used technology in a sport. However, after using trackman for a period of time, I founded it to be very helpful, offering me an alternate view to golf and how I could assess my skills.
In high school, one of my favorite classes is computer science. I used to think computer science is nothing more than just writing codes. However, this eye-opening experience made me realize that computer science is much more than writing codes, it’s creating technology to solve problems in our everyday life. Now I can’t wait to both play golf and build a strong academic foundation.
Submitted by Tina (Tianyi) Xu, Santa Clara County – Los Altos.