FAIRBORN, OH – Meet Southern Ohio PGA Junior Golfer Grant Woodruff from St. Paris, OH. 

Grant Woodruff

St. Paris, OH

Graham High School

Class of 2024

Grant Woodruff was the winner of the 2022 Southern Ohio PGA Player’s Tour Boys Player of the year. After a long season, Grant totaled 985 points playing in 12 events. His nine Top-10 finishes were highlighted by wins at the Urbana Junior Open and Springboro Shootout. Throughout the season Woodruff carded 15 rounds of golf with scores in the 70’s, including his lowest score of two-under-par 70 at the Darby Creek Junior Open where he claimed second place. Grant is a junior on the Graham High School Boys Golf team.


Q: What is your favorite golf course you’ve ever played?

GW: I would have to go with Blue Ash Golf Course down in the Cincinnati area. The course itself is a lot of fun. You have to hit a lot of different shots and there are a lot of elevation changes that really make you think.

Q: When did you start playing golf and what got you interested in the game?

GW: I started playing golf when I was about five years old. My dad used to take me to the course and the driving range and I just fell in love with it from there and kept playing. 

Q: If you had to play an entire round of golf with only one club, what club would you choose? 

GW: I think I would go with my 6 iron. It is a good club to hit off the tee to give me decent distance, and it has enough loft that I think I could make it work around the greens and putt with it.

Q: If you could play golf with anyone, who would be your dream foursome and where would you play? 

GW: I would love to play a round with Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, and Adam Sandler. Getting to play with those three would be such a fun experience. As far as where we would play, I would love to play TPC Sawgrass to get to play the famous island green.

Q: What was the highlight of your summer golf experience with the SOPGA? 

GW: Winning the Player of the Year for the Player’s Tour was a great honor. I worked really hard this summer and to see my game come together to win that title was a really cool thing for me. It took a lot of hard work and dedication to the game of golf and I’m really proud of myself for what I achieved. 

Q: What do you like to do outside of golf? 

GW: I like to spend my time not playing golf just hanging out with friends and relaxing.