Last year, Eric Yarrows found himself staring at a small white ball, buried in the sand. It was the last hole in the first match of the season for boys varsity golf, and Yarrows was, as golfers put it, “legged in a bunker.” Yarrows squared his shoulders, took his club back and swung. The senior smiled as he remembered how the ball not only got up and out of the bunker, but how that match ended with a score of 36.
That moment came back to mind on Friday, when Yarrows sat down in the Reed Campus Center to sign National Letter of Intent to compete on the NCAA Division II men’s golf team at Florida Southern College. After six years at The Williston Northampton School, Yarrows said he had learned quite a bit from such “buried in sand” moments.
“Be patient in your own life, work hard, and stay focused,” he said. “It’s amazing what you can achieve in life.”