After leading the Friars to a third place finish at the CCL meet, senior Brian Boyle has his eyes set on making state. Read more from Ken Ryan on High School Cube News.
When Fenwick boys golf coach Jerry Kribs follows his team on the course, he can usually figure out quickly how his Friars are doing based on their emotions.
Guessing how senior Brian Boyle is faring, however, is nearly impossible.
“He has a real good mind for the game,” Kribs said. “He’s never too up or down. You can’t tell if he’s playing well or poorly. That is a great trait to have as a golfer. He just rolls with the punches and is able to bounce back from bad shots. He stays in the moment even if he is doing well.”
Boyle believes his mental approach to the game stems from his philosophy in life.
“I don’t do everything perfectly, but I try to look past things I do wrong,” Boyle said. “I use those moments to motivate myself to do better. I would say my mental game would be the best part of my (golf) game. I try to keep even keel. I don’t get down on myself. In the past I’ve been able to get back from bad situations.”
Golfing has been a part of Boyle’s life for as long as he can remember.