Joshua Rodriguez

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Sport: Boy's Golf
HS Grad Year: 2017
Recruitment Status: Undecided
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Ht. / Wt.: 5' 6'' / 135 lbs.
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School: Francis Parker School
Location: San Diego, CA
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Other Sports: Baseball , Tennis
GPA: 4.1 Weighted
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ACT: 31
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PERSONAL STATEMENT
Being a student athlete is both an opportunity and a responsibility to me. I love to challenge myself and to compete. The hard work on the golf course extends to the classroom and everything I learn on the course has lasting practical value in real life and provides a good balance to my academic education.

PERSONAL INFORMATION
 
Describe Your Playing Style?: My philosophy is to play every hole as if it is a new hole. Each shot is important and has a purpose but if a shot doesn't work out, I try not to dwell on it and instead focus on the next shot or the next hole. I pride myself on preparation and value the importance of practicing with a purpose. Throughout my game, I tend to exhibit a strong long game and consistent putting. Calculated yet aggressive all around game.
Personal Statement: Being a student athlete is both an opportunity and a responsibility to me. I love to challenge myself and to compete. The hard work on the golf course extends to the classroom and everything I learn on the course has lasting practical value in real life and provides a good balance to my academic education.
Favorite Athlete(s) and why?: Derek Jeter
Other activites and interests: Other than golf, I enjoy playing other sports. I played little league baseball, making All Stars at every level. I also played on Dave Stewart's travel baseball team, starting in right field and pitching. Up until I turned 12 years old, I played competitive tennis. I still play tennis recreationally.
Other than athletics, I started the Mock Trial Team at Francis Parker in my Freshman Year (2014) and am one of the captains of the Mock Trial team.
I have also been active in ASB during my entire time at Francis Parker and will be the ASB President for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Finally, I started a mobile app company in August 2015. The app is under development and I hope to launch the app by 2017.
Who's been the biggest influence on my sports career and why?: My biggest influences on my sports career are my dad and my grandfather. My dad always emphasized the importance of trying different sports and being an all-around athlete. Being a former baseball player, he played a strong influence in helping me learn the game and the history of baseball. Most important, my dad always reminded me of the importance of learning from mistakes, not being afraid of making mistakes and not dwelling on mistakes. If you make an error, learn from it and move on.
My grandfather is the one who introduced me to the great game of golf and has taught me the importance of honesty and etiquette in golf. My grandfather always kept golf fun and never tried to teach me how to play, but instead encouraged me every step of the way and made the game fun.
About Me: I only started playing golf seriously once I became a Freshman in high school (2013). Prior to becoming a Freshman, I had played casually with my grandfather at executive course with my junior TaylorMade golf clubs (the kind that came with a putter, driver, hybrid and a few irons). I went to a Nike golf camp when I was 12. I never played competitively or had any formal lessons other than the Nike golf camp. Then in October 2013, I started working with a golf coach, John Darling at Maderas Golf Club, in hopes of making the golf team at Francis Parker in the spring. I made the varsity golf team as a Freshman and also made the JV baseball team as a pitcher. Both sports were spring sports and playing both sports during the same season was challenging D.ring my Sophomore year, I only pitched in a few games during the early part of the season and focused my attention on golf. I also played in my first competitive non-high school tournament in 2014.

Even though I started the game of golf late and have not had many years of competitive golf experience, I have progressed at a tremendous pace. In my most recent tournament, I shot a 74 and 77 in a two day tournament. I am consistently in the mid to high 70s after only 2+ years of playing competitive golf and working with quality swing coaches. I am confident my golf game will continue to improve and am very excited about what I can accomplish in the coming years.