With his 23rd birthday coming up in a couple of weeks, our October winner earned himself an early birthday present.
For a while, Carson Young’s top spot was shared with two times winner Sebastian Cappelen, who was after his third TrackMan Open title. But with a 91.5 points tie, Young managed to deliver the winning score of 92.2 points, just before closing time.
Carson Young’s TrackMan Open intentions were clear from the beginning: “Once my assistant coach, Jordan Byrd, told me about the challenge, I was determined to win it!”. Sounds like Carson Young is a man of his word…
Young, who turned pro back in June, therefore pockets the $5,000 prize and the coveted title as the world’s best shotmaker in October. Congratulations!
To find out more about the October winner, scroll down to the interview below the pictures.
12 Questions For Carson Young
1. How old were you and where did you break par for 18 holes for the first time?
I honestly don’t know how old I was. It was probably at my home course, Boscobel Golf Club, when I was around 13 or 14 years old.
2. Best shot of your career?
It’s tough to decide what my best shot ever is. But if we are talking about under pressure, it was probably the putt I made to win the Sage Valley Junior Invitational in 2013.
3. What is your best Combine score ever?
My best Combine score was this past month with a 92.2.
4. Who’s your favorite golfer and why?
My favorite golfer is Fred Couples. I love his effortless swing, but I really love his personality. He always seems relaxed and doesn’t look too stressed out there. I mean everyone loves Freddy.
5. Who would be in your dream four-ball?
Fred Couples, Tiger Woods, and my brother Daniel at Augusta National.
6. Do you use the TrackMan Combine regularly in your training sessions?
I wouldn’t say I use the Combine regularly, but I will do it every couple months to see how I stand. However, I do use the Shot Analysis pretty regularly.
7. How much do you practice yourself?
A two to three hour practice session in the morning. Workout session at noon. Short game session or play 9 holes in the afternoon. I play two or three times a week.
8. As a Tour player, who is on your team and who did you learn from?
I work with Jackie and Daniel Seawell on my full swing. I just graduated from Clemson University, South Carolina, so they provide me access to their gyms, trainers, and practice facilities.
9. What do you focus most on when working with your TrackMan and why?
I focus mostly on Attack Angle and Spin Rate. I tend to get steep which causes too much spin and loss in yardage. TrackMan gives me instant feedback on these numbers and allows me to adjust accordingly.
10. Besides winning the TrackMan Open in October, what’s your highlight this season?
My highlight this season was probably making the cut at my first Web.com event in New York.
11. The one mulligan you’d like to have?
Nothing comes to mind. So no mulligans for me!
12. Most desired title to win?
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