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Whittington says hard work is key to success on the green

By Keith Norem
On November 2, 2015

Golfer Carson Whittington practices at KCC. Photo by Keith Norem

Name: Carson Whittington

Sport: Golf

Position: 1-Man

No. N/A

Height: 5’ 10”

Hometown: Creston, IA

Major: Liberal Arts 


       Q: What are your plans        following Kirkwood?

A: “I am unsure at this present time.  I am considering options, and looking into other  four-year schools where I can continue my golfing career.”


Q: What are some of the challenges of being a student athlete?

A: “Time-managing my life both academically and athletically.  If there is any time left, some personal time, as well.  The biggest challenge is that practice time is inconsistent.  We may be hitting balls on the range for two hours, or we may be in a six-hour meet.”


Q: Has this opportunity changed you as a person in any way?

A: “Getting to know a group of teammates in a short period of time, bonding with them, working, competing and learning for a common goal, and  leadership.”


Q: What life lessons have you learned as a student athlete?

A: “Hard work is something that needs to be consistent in your life.  It isn’t something that can come and go.”


Q: Do you have any superstitions when it comes to game day?

A: “I don’t really have any tangible things, but I do enjoy listening to music and finding a zone between calm and competitive”


Q: What is your favorite food?

A: “Seafood, any kind”


Q: What is your favorite movie?

A: ‘“Happy Gilmore.’”


Q: What is your favorite song?

A: “Don’t have a favorite song but I love Enrique Iglesias.


Q: What is your favorite memory as a Kirkwood Player?

A: “Nationals last year!”

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