September Athlete of the Month: John Peters


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Junior John Peters shares a laugh with competitor Ean Morrison from Cumberland Valley. Peters recently was crowned AAA Mid-Penn champion and will play in the District tournament on Oct 1.

UPDATE: On Monday, Oct 14, Peters qualified for PIAA state championship, shooting 75 at the regional tournament. States will be held Oct 21-22 at the Heritage Hills golf resort in York.

John Peters is our September Athlete of the Month. As a  junior, he is Carlisle’s number one golfer after tying for 2nd at districts and qualifying for states last season.  On Monday, Sept. 23, Peters placed first at the AAA Mid Penns.  He will move onto the District 3 team championship held on Oct. 1 at Briarwood East. 

Q1: When did you start playing golf competitively and how did it start?

A1: I started golfing when I was 14, my godbrother got me into it, and I kept playing more and more, [as I] started to really like it.

Q2: What goals do you have for this year?

A2: This year I want to have a scoring average of 70, do well at districts and regionals so I can go back to states, and do a lot better this year than I did last year

Q3: How do you practice golf outside of the season?

A3: I actually practice more outside of the season than I do during the season. I go to the course about 6 days a week, do 18 holes, and work on my technique and skills

Q4: What’s been the greatest moment of your golf career?

A4: Last year at regionals I got off to a slow start but ended up coming back and tying for second, and it was what qualified me for states.

Q5: Do you have any plans to play golf after high school?

A5: Definitely, golf is different than most sports, most schools only bring a few players to tournaments, so there’s more competition but I’m really looking forward to that.

Q6: What is your favorite professional tournament to watch?

A6: The Masters–it’s one of the biggest and most important tournaments, and Augusta is a great course.