Tak­ing home the hard­ware

Corner Brook’s Tay­lor Cormier wins pro­vin­cial ju­nior fe­male golfer of the year

The Western Star - - FRONT PAGE - BY DAVE KEARSEY dkearsey@thewest­ern­star.com Twit­ter: WS_S­port­sDesk

Tay­lor Cormier was named fe­male ju­nior golfer of the year.

“I feel hon­oured be­cause it’s a pretty big award and, es­pe­cially since I’m only 15, it’s pretty awe­some.” Tay­lor Cormier

Find some­thing you love to do and stick with it to see where it takes you in life.

That’s the phi­los­o­phy fol­lowed by Blo­mi­don ju­nior golf star Tay­lor Cormier, win­ner of the ju­nior fe­male golfer of the year award for Golf New­foun­dand and Labrador for the sec­ond-straight sea­son.

Cormier has been hon­ing her skills at Blo­mi­don Golf and Coun­try Club in Corner Brook under the tute­lage of pro Wayne Allen since she was four years old.

She had an­other stel­lar sea­son on the golf course in 2017 where she won the pro­vin­cial ju­nior women’s golf cham­pion- ship to earn the right to rep­re­sent the prov­ince at At­lantic and na­tional golf tour­na­ments. She won top honours on the Tely Ju­nior Golf Tour in her age group and she also rep­re­sented her prov­ince at the 2017 Canada Sum­mer Games in Win­nipeg.

“I feel hon­oured be­cause it’s a pretty big award and, es­pe­cially since I’m only 15, it’s pretty awe­some,” Cormier said.

Golf is her favourite thing to do. She doesn’t dab­ble in any other sports be­cause she wants to fo­cus all of her energy on be­ing the best golfer she can be. She hopes to play golf at the col­lege level when she grad­u­ates from high school so she plans on keep­ing the golf course as her sec­ond home.

“I re­ally love the sport. I just find it re­ally fun to just be out and have some­thing to do all sum­mer, and ded­i­cate my time to one thing and fo­cus on one thing,” she said.

She plans on keep­ing fit over the win­ter by join­ing fam­ily mem­bers on reg­u­lar vis­its to the cross-coun­try ski park and do­ing what she can to en­sure her strength and con­di­tion­ing are where she wants it to be when next sum­mer rolls around.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Corner Brook’s Tay­lor Cormier poses for a photo in front of Ni­a­gara Falls while tak­ing a break from a na­tional skills com­pe­ti­tion ear­lier this year.

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