High Five: Wallace ready for senior golf season

Published 3:50 pm Friday, February 24, 2023

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After a trip to the 1A state golf tournament in Southern Pines last spring, senior David Wallace and the rest of the Panthers are ready to make a return trip. Wallace, a Pinetown native, used his summer break to improve his game and is ready for his final season.

  1. When did you take up golf?

David: My family owned the Terrapin Track Golf Course, so I’ve been around golf most of my life. I started really getting into it in eighth grade and already knew how to swing a club. I wanted to play a sport in high school and golf seemed like the best bet.  I have played all four years at Northside and really enjoyed it.

  1. Golf can be a frustrating sport. What keeps you coming back?

David: Because I know I’m always going to have a good shot. It’s a great feeling when that happens and one good shot leads to another one most times. I’ve always had fun out on the course and have learned to let the bad shots go and to focus on the next good shot.

  1. Describe the state tournament experience. How will it help you this year?

David: The second day was a lot more fun. There wasn’t a lot of talking in my group the first day and the greens were championship level and a lot faster. I was more relaxed the second day, which helped my score and I had a lot more fun with my group. I played three or four days a week this summer to work on my short game and my drives. I have a bad slice off the tee occasionally, but working on the driving range has hopefully solved it.

  1. If you could have a meal with three people, who would you invite and what would you serve?

David: My grandpa, who passed away in 2019, Donald Trump and Adam Sandler. I have no idea where the conversation would lead with that group, but it would be very entertaining. I would serve my favorite meal of deer meat, mashed potatoes with onion gravy and little peas.

  1. What are your plans after graduation?

David: I’m going to Beaufort County Community College for nursing with the goal of becoming a travel nurse.  My mom’s a nurse and her stories are interesting. I like helping people, so I think it would be a good fit.