FAIRBORN, OH – Meet Southern Ohio PGA Junior Golfer Cadence Monroe McCoy from Springfield, OH.
Greenon Middle School
Class of 2027
Cadence Monroe-McCoy of Springfield, Ohio ended the 2022 season as a Co-Junior Series Girl’s Player of the Year. Accruing 500 points, Cadence played in seven of our Junior Series Events throughout the course of the season. Her season was highlighted by a win in the 13-15 age division at the Miami Valley Junior Series event at Beavercreek Golf Club. Cadence tested her game at all levels this year playing in both the SOPGA Junior Series and the SOPGA Player’s Tour events.
Q: What is your favorite golf course you’ve ever played?
CMM: I would have to go with Blue Ash Golf Course. The elevation changes make it a lot of fun and pretty challenging. You really have to focus to play well there.
Q: When did you start playing golf and what got you interested in the game?
CMM: I started playing golf at the beginning of Covid and that summer. Once we were sent home from school, I had to complete a gym credit and basically at that point, golf was one of the few things we could do. In the beginning I wouldn’t say I enjoyed it because I couldn’t really hit the ball. After the first season of just playing with my dad, I got used to hitting the ball a little better. Things changed last season when I met Kurt and played for his PGA Jr League team over the summer.We went undefeated, and I got to meet a bunch of kids that made the game fun. And now I love playing golf, this spring, summer and fall I played non-stop and have plans to work throughout the winter to be better next season.
Q: Do you work with a golf coach?
CMM: Yes, I work with two different PGA members. Connor Hockett from Miami Shores Golf Course and Kurt Heintz from Reid Park Golf Course. They have both helped my game a lot!
Q: If you had to play an entire round of golf with only one club, what club would you choose?
CMM: I would use my 7 iron because it was my favorite club during the season. I am able to hit many different shots with the 7. I could tee off, hit a second shot from the fairway, bump and run and have an attempt at putting once we make it on the green.
Q: If you could play golf with anyone, who would be your dream foursome and where would you play?
CMM: I would love to play a round of golf with Tiger Woods, Nelly Korda, and Kevin Kisner. I think that would be a really fun group of people to play with. If we could play anywhere in the world, I would go with Augusta National, I don’t think it gets any better than that as far as courses go.
Q: What was the highlight of your summer golf experience with the SOPGA?
CMM: Winning the Player of the Year for the Junior Series was a really cool accomplishment. I worked really hard on my game with Connor and Kurt all season and to have it all come together to win that award was a lot of fun. I cannot wait for next season!
Q: What do you like to do outside of golf?
CMM: Outside of golf I like to perform in the marching band for the high school and play softball. I’ve grown up traveling which I really like doing as well, this summer I went to Italy with my family which was awesome.