In this edition of Reed Between the Lines, Sports Editor Scott Reed sits down with Grafton High School Golfer Caden Moore.
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I’m a senior on the Grafton High School golf team.
When did you first decide you wanted to be a golfer?
About 5 years ago.
Who is your favorite sports hero and why?
Rory McIlroy is my favorite sports hero because he’s everything a golfer should be in this great game, which is a class act.
What is the best part about competing?
You’re not only competing against the other people you’re playing with but also the golf course.
How do you or your teammates try to make practices fun?
We make practice a competition.
Do you have a favorite sports quote?
“As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round”- Ben Hogan
Do you have a favorite song you listen to prior to teeing off?
No, just something that takes my mind off the first shot.
What is your favorite movie about sports?
The Greatest Game Ever Played.
What qualities would make a player a good team captain?
Hard working, a leader, and honesty.
What is the one thing you always do after shooting a really low score?
Think about how to improve that low score to make it even lower.
What do you do to calm your butterflies before an important round?
Listen to music
If you could be a successful athlete in another sport what would it be?
Soccer because I played that throughout my childhood before I took up golf.
What one word do you think describes you?
Give me one word to describe your current high school coach.
What is your favorite course to play?
The Cobb course at Glade Springs.
Which is more important to a golfer’s success: hard work or natural talent?
Hard work because you’re always putting time in to get better every single day.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In a golf-related career or some type of engineering.
What do you think you do well as a player?
I strive to keep getting better day in and day out.
What do you think you need to work on as a player?
Just to keep getting more and more consistent and make sure my mind is where it should be.
*Each week the Mountain Statesman features a coach or player from a different Taylor County sport. We hope you enjoy the chance to learn a little bit more about them.