Athlete Spotlight: Millbrook golfer Nick Gressley

Millbrook golfer Nick Gressley

Millbrook High School 17-year-old junior

Sport: Golf

Parents: Ron and Renee Gressley

Hometown: Winchester

What do you love about golf: Going outside and playing with my friends and family.

Most memorable moment in golf: On the seventh hole at Rock Harbor, I was two inches from getting a hole-in-one. This was about a year ago. I was playing with my dad. We both thought it went in.

Most embarrassing moment in golf: I missed a tap-in in [the Bryan Gunter Memorial Tournament] my freshman year at Winchester Country Club. It was right next to the hole and I just missed it.

Most difficult moment in golf: Playing in a cold and rainy tournament. It was last year in November or December in a VSGA tournament at Bowling Green [in Front Royal]. I did all right with my score, but the weather was just really bad.

Three people you can have dinner with, dead or alive: Arnold Palmer; he’s probably my favorite golfer. Kevin Hart; because he’s funny. And Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson; I like his movies. I just think it would be a good conversation with those three.

Biggest athletic influence: Watching Tiger Woods playing in all the tournaments when I was little was pretty special. Seeing someone win so many tournaments, that’s what I wanted to do when I grew up.

Who is your favorite teacher: Ms. [Carrie] Laffoon. She’s an accounting teacher at Millbrook. I had her last year and this year. She just helps me with anything I need help with.

Favorite athlete: Tiger Woods

Favorite sports team: Washington Nationals

Favorite movie: “Central Intelligence”

Favorite TV show: “That ‘70s Show”

Favorite song: “May We All” by Florida Georgia Line

Favorite food: Cheeseburger with fries

Worst thing you’ve eaten: Mushrooms

Plans after high school: I hope to go to Villanova University and major in accounting and business management. I just think that major fits for me and would be a good career path.

Compiled by Robert Niedzwiecki

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