College Bound: Jack Bies

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While his successful career at Jasper isn't quite over yet, Jack Bies knows that following his senior season with the Wildcats he'll have more golf ahead of him as he committed to playing Division I golf with Northern Kentucky University on Thursday.

A Q&A with Jasper senior golfer Jack Bies who will be golfing collegiately for Northern Kentucky University.

What was the biggest factor into your decision to play golf collegiately? That was just my dream from when I was a little. I grew up playing almost every sport, it was never really golf at first - it was always baseball or basketball. Around fifth grade, I just decided to try out golf and quit baseball and got obsessed with it - I think obsessed is the right word.

Out of all of the schools you visited or looked at, what stood out the most about Northern Kentucky? The biggest part for me was family, the coaches there - both Coach (Daryl) Landrum and Coach (Larry) Travis they really want you to be the best people you can be, not just golfers. Golf is just a game and that's how it should be and they really stress that. I think the facilities there are the best I've ever seen and we go to bible studies which is a huge part of my life. From the sports psychology to yoga, they just want you to be the best you can be.

During your time at Jasper, who or what do you feel most prepared you to play golf in college? I'd have to say the coaches, they make sure to make you're ready. My teachers have done a great job to make sure I'm ready academically, I've always heard that Jasper does a great job of preparing you and that's comforting. Athletically, Jasper has such a rich history in sports which I really take pride in and wanting to just continue that - I talked with Steve Milligan on the phone and he thinks I'm the 14th golfer (from Jasper) to sign a scholarship which is incredible, I don't think a lot of people can say that.

What has been your best golf memory from your time at Jasper? I'd have to say freshman year, being a medalist at sectional. Thinking about it, I think it's crazy that it happened. Also, just winning sectional and conference with my team - it's just crazy to think about how fast it flew by. 

If you could describe your high school athletic experience in one word, what would it be? I'd have to say bittersweet because it flew by.

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