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Faith plays big role in golfer's life


Senior South Lafourche golfer Brian Williams prepares for a match at Southern Oaks Golf Course on April 9 in Houma. (Photo by Michael Conti/Staff)


Michael Conti

Staff Photographer

Athlete in Focus is a new weekly feature appearing in The Courier and Daily Comet.

Every Tuesday, an athlete from a different area school will be given a personal interview about their life, passions and aspirations. The column aims to present a different side of our athletes to readers, rather than recognize a specific achievement.

Today's athlete is South Lafourche senior golfer Brian Williams.

Question: Do you have a pre-game favorite meal or comfort food before competition?

Answer: I always have my favorite candy, a Snickers bar and a blue Powerade.

Q: What types of music do you listen to when working out? Do you have a favorite song that you get pumped up to?

A: I'm usually listening to Christian music.

Q: How do you celebrate a win or success in your sport?

A: I give God the glory and celebrate success with my parents.

Q: Who is your favorite athlete?

A: Tiger Woods is my favorite. He's dominated the game of golf, and he's really athletic, he works out and plays golf.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Math.

Q: What do you want to do after graduation?

A: I want to attend Nicholls State University and study sports medicine. But the main thing I want to do after school is be a preacher.

Q: What are some of your goals for the season?

A: I want to win the district match, and I want to try to win state this year.

Q: What is one thing people might not know about you?

A: People might know how much I love God, and how much my faith is.

Q: When you're training for your sport, what is your diet like? Is there something you've cut out to stay healthy?

A: I try to drink a lot of fluids, and I don't overeat. It helps if I just stay hydrated.

Q: What was the best advice you were ever given in relation to your sport?

A: The best advice I ever received was from my grandmother, Linda Force who was a golfer. She told me, "There's always a next shot," meaning not to dwell on the shots I've hit before.