Leah Torres

March 22, 2023

Grade: 11

Junior Leah Torres prepares to move onto the next hole during a tournament at Kingwood Country Club on March 11. (Maya Ortiz)

What’s your favorite club? 

“My hybrid. It’s pretty consistent, which is more than I can say for like 90% of my other clubs.”

What is your favorite course?

“I really like the Marsh Course because there’s a lot of dog legs, so you really have to focus on where you’re hitting. Everyone hates it, so it’s always empty.”

What is your warmup routine? 

“For our high school tournaments, normally I go with the gals on to the range and we just hit golf balls and see if it’s going to be a good day or a bad day. And after I’m done crying from hitting on the range, normally I go to putt to feel the green. You find out how fast it’s going to be for the day. Maybe chipping if I’m  feeling up for it. And then I go take a bathroom break because we are walking and those restrooms are nasty.”

What do you like to eat or snack on during the tournaments? 

“I like the organic gummy bears, even though there’s only like five in the bag. So I go through them and also crunchy rollers, which are like rice cakes. Also, I eat my feelings when I’m playing bad, so I just go through that snack bag.”

What’s your favorite breakfast from Whataburger?

“I love honey butter chicken biscuits. Every time I go to play a tournament — high school or not — I get a honey butter chicken biscuit with the hash browns and an orange juice.”

What do you do to prepare for the tournament the night before? 

“I clean my clubs and my grips. I have weird grips. Most of the time they’re sticky. But mine are like hard, so they’re slippery. They’re not good. So I have to clean those, clean the clubs, clean out my bag, get my clothing ready and then sleep.”

Who’s favorite professional player? 

“Rory McIlroy, because he’s Irish and because Niall Horan from One Direction caddied for him one time, which is pretty cool. So that’s why he’s my favorite.”


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