Alyssa Popejoy

Alyssa Popejoy

Born: Tulsa, OK
School: Oklahoma State University
Goals and major: This fall I will begin my sophomore year and my current major is general business. As I take more classes I will hopefully find out what exactly I would like to earn my degree in.

Who has influenced you the most in golf?

My aunt influenced me the most in golf by teaching me how to play at a young age and showing me how relaxing the game is. Her attracting me to the game brought me to realize how strong the relationships you form from golf are compared to any other sport I’ve ever played.

What do you like most about golf?

What I like most about golf is that golf is a sport that is more of a mental than physical sport. Someone once told me that golf is 90% mental and 10% physical ability to swing the club. In golf, the course is your opponent, and your own course management skills are used to shoot the best score possible. Golf is unlike other sports because your personal success cannot be swayed by other players and your real opponent is yourself and the course you are playing.

Who is your favorite golfer & why?

Rickie Fowler is without a doubt. He is my favorite golfer not only because he is 23 and graduated from OSU, but also is ranked #11 in the world and is always representing his alma mater. He has started his own style and trend ever since making it on the tour, and you can always see him wearing all orange on Sunday. Go Pokes!

What have you learned about yourself through golf?

What I have learned most about myself through golf is how important it is to be humble. Not only in golf but also in life learning to be humble will go a long way. When you hit a bad shot in golf, you have to forget about it and move on to the next one, and in life the same thing goes too, when something doesn’t go your way, you just have to focus on what’s ahead and put everything else behind you.

Rules and Regulations

Are you a female, between the ages of 16-22 who loves to golf and who could benefit from a college scholarship?

Just submit a golf related photo of yourself, and answer the following:

  • Who has influenced you the most in golf?
  • What do you like most about golf?
  • Who is your favorite golfer & why?
  • What have you learned about yourself through golf?
  • Education goals & major
  • The school you attend or plan to attend
  • Where you were born
  • A short summary about yourself

Please submit your entry to:

Golf Illustrated Girls on Par Scholarship, Golf Illustrated
10026-A S. Mingo Road, Suite #322, Tulsa, OK 74133

Entries must be submitted by June 1st, 2012 for summer entry contestants, August 1st, 2012 for fall contestants, and November 1st, 2012 for winter contestants. Only 1 entry per person during each calendar year. Multiple entries will disqualify the participant. Fraudulent or false information will also disqualify the entry. Photos must be tasteful and may reflect but not promote a trademarked company or brand. Golf Illustrated reserves the right to reject any photo or entry that goes against its strict policies. Any photo submitted becomes the property of Golf Illustrated and all rights are reserved. Winner will be notified via certified mail of their approval within 30 days of scholarship entry deadline.