Athlete spotlight: Handley golfer Cody Williams

Athlete Spotlight: Handley golfer Cody Williams

Handley High School 17-year-old senior

Sport: Golf

Parents: Pam Brannon and Gary Williams

Hometown: Winchester

What do you love about golf: I love the challenge of it. Every shot is different and every situation is different.

Most memorable moment in golf: Last year, I won my first match against James Wood. It was a dual match and we were at Winchester Country Club. I shot 39 and that was my best round at the time.

Most embarrassing moment in golf: I was in a playoff to go to the regionals and I topped my tee shot when a lot of people were watching me. I still parred the hole though.

Most difficult moment in golf: Try to get consistent has always been the difficult part for me. I've always struggled with my wedges and I'm starting to dial them in a little more. 

Three people you can have dinner with, dead or alive: Arnold Palmer, he's the legend. He's really nice people and I've heard about that; Jesus, because my faith has always guided me through everything; [Quarterback] Carson Wentz because I love the Eagles and he's another faith-based player. 

Guilty pleasure: I go fishing a lot. That's kind of my second hobby to golf. I do that as much as I can.

Favorite teacher: Mr. [Brian] Williams, my welding teacher. (I'm not related to him). His class is always challenging and something different..

Favorite athlete: Brooks Koepka

Favorite team: Philadelphia Eagles

Favorite movie: “Star Wars," the original trllogy

Favorite TV show: “Street Outlaws”

Favorite song: “Kickstart My Heart” by Mötley Crüe

Favorite food: Bacon cheeseburgers, I love Snow White Grill

Plans after high school: I want to go to college somewhere, hopefully to play Division II or III golf. If not, I'll do LFCC and transfer to a bigger school. I don't know what I'll major in. I've also thought about going to PGA School where you can learn to be a professional golfer and learn how to manage courses and teach people how to play.

Compiled by Walt Moody

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