By the time he could walk, Teddy Sluser had a golf club in his hand. While injuries kept him from playing at a higher level when he was young, Sluser has found his way and will be playing college golf for Sandhills Community College.
Sluser, 19 and from Pittsburgh, Pa., won a state championship with his high school golf team in his senior year, and he decided to take a gap year at Bishops Gate Golf Academy (BGGA) to improve his game and assist him in the college placement process.
“I always push myself to the highest level to see how far I can take my game,” said Sluser. “That’s what drives me to get better. I just want to play at a higher level to see how good I can become.”
With his late start in competitive golf, Sluser and the BGGA College Placement Team knew the junior college route would be best. And Sluser found the perfect fit with Sandhills.
“The location is great,” said Sluser. “My brother will be an hour away from me at Highpoint University. My family bought a place in Myrtle Beach, so I will be close to that. It’s further south than Pittsburgh so it will be warmer.”
While at BGGA, Sluser enjoyed the coaches, staff and other junior golfers who helped make his experience a great one. He also saw great improvements in his game.
“My game has improved in levels that I can’t believe,” said Sluser. “In terms of my game as a whole, I’m really happy with how it’s come along.”
Even though his time at BGGA was short, Sluser will miss the facilities and especially being able to walk out his door directly onto the golf course to improve his game.