West Central Area girls’ golfer Kate Wrolson plans to go from reading putting greens on the links to engineering lush, vegetative greens on a farm field, as she pursues an ag career while attending college.
I met with Wrolson and talked to her about the golf season, how she feels about her looming graduation and what role FFA has played in her life.
Q: What sports do you play for the Knights?
A: Just golf.
Q: Do you have plans for after high school?
A: I’m going to NDSU for ag engineering.
Q: What would you like to do with an ag engineering degree?
A: I’m not completely sure yet.
Q: What do you like about NDSU?
A: The ag program.
Q: Is agriculture something you’ve always had an interest in?
A: I guess FFA really helped.
Q: And you’re a member of the FFA?
Q: Being you’re a senior do you hold a position in the organization?
A: I actually just finished being in FFA this last weekend when we had our banquet. And I was the vice president of our chapter.
Q: How did you find an interest in FFA?
A: I was drawn to it because I grew up on a farm.
Q: So going into a career in ag was the next step?
Q: Will you try out for the college’s golf team or is this your last season on a team?
A: I’ll continue golfing on my own.
Q: But not as an organized sport?
Q: What are you looking forward to with your upcoming graduation?
A: Getting more freedom over the summer and next year.
Q: Is there anything that you’re apprehensive about when it comes to graduation?
A: I have to give a speech. That’s scary.
Q: How has your senior year of golf with the Knights been going to this point?
A: Last year went better but it’s going OK so far.
Q: Do you think the weather and the late start to the season are to blame?
A: Probably, yeah.
Q: How did you have to switch up practice and training because of the weather?
A: We had to practice inside quite a bit.
Q: When did you start golfing?
A: I joined the golf team in seventh grade and I’ve been in it since then. I guess I joined because my brother was in it his ninth grade year. Which would have been between two or three years before I joined.
Q: What do you enjoy about golf, why have you stayed competitive?
A: It’s just something that I’ve always enjoyed.
Q: What has been the most challenging aspect of golf for you?
A: When things don’t go right. My last meet I struggled with putting and that kind of made my whole game go downhill.
Q: Is the saying ‘Short game is key,’ true?
Q: How would you like to be remembered as a golfer here for WCA?
A: As someone who always put the work in.
Q: Advice you can share with young golfers?
A: You may not be very good starting out, I wasn’t, keep working at it and you’ll get better over the years.