Maddee Jo Godfrey
Grade Level: Senior
Position: No. 1
May 14, 2016
TV Show: Seinfeld
Movie: The Notebook
Music group: Hozier
Book: Where the Red Fern Grows
Favorite Athlete: Tiger Woods
Role Model: "My cousin, Bailey Blackner."
What I'd like to win a lifetime supply of: Personal training
Board Game/Card Game: Phase 10
Website/App/Video Game: Snapchat
Biggest Sports Thrill: "I hit the most perfect eight-iron shot (a few days ago) from 143 yards out to about ten feet from the hole."
Best advice I've ever received: "My grandpa, 'Okie' Phil, always tells me, 'One shot and one shot only.' I will never forget that. He's said that to me about 80 billion times."
Last week's accomplishments: Godfrey shot a 79 to win the Region 1 tournament by five strokes at Eagle Mountain Golf Course. She also took league medalist honors for the season.
Godfrey on their performance: "I feel like things really went well for me this year. I feel like I completed a lot of personal goals. I wouldn't base my success on winning region, but because I completed my personal goals. At the beginning of the season, I was really struggling with my driver. It was really inconsistent regarding the targets I wanted to hit. I focused on getting that club more consistent. I feel like my biggest success out there this season was executing on that. For state, I want to see me hit every fairway and I want to see an overall well-played game. I'm not looking for a score. I want my driver and putter to be alive and I want to be aggressive and attack the whole time."
Coach Shane Stauffer on Godfrey: "It has been a great honor coaching Maddee for the last four years. I can attest that this young athlete has always displayed a high degree of integrity, responsibility and ambition. She has always demonstrated excellent leadership skills and is a perfect example of a great teammate. Maddee is always diligent and committed to being the best player and teammate she can be. Her commitments do not stop on the golf course. They continue beyond to her school work and everyday life."
After High School: "I'm going to Otero Junior College (in La Junta, Colorado) on a golf scholarship. Hopefully, I'll only be there for a year and then move on to higher golf competition at a four-year school. I want to major in psychology. I want to be able to help severely mentally disabled people."