By Dave Merchant firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea has good athletes in high school and at least one pretty good golfer in the middle school. Brian Tillman is a gifted golfer who is in the seventh grade and whose favorite class is Math.
“Golf is my favorite sport,” Brian said. “I also love basketball and still play travel soccer.”
He likes his school. “I don't have one favorite, but all the teachers I've had at Beach Middle School are pretty awesome,” he said.
His goals include getting 4.0 in school. In golf one goal is to try to make it to the Masters for drive chip and putt. Also, to win two tournaments that are out of the state.
“My mom's name is Carie and my dad is Adam, I also have a sister, Sarah who is a freshman at Chelsea High School, she plays field hockey and tennis and is on student council which is pretty cool,” he said.
He has had some good moments in golf. “Big wins or places in tournaments - This Fall I made it to the Quarter Finals of the PGA 's drive chip and putt competition, I was one of the few out of tens of thousands of participants nationwide who was able to advance to this regional qualifying event of just 12 kids at Oakland Hills Country Club, just one step away from the finals at the Masters,” he said. “I didn't perform as well as I'd hoped but did place third overall and won the chipping division.”
His favorite aspect of golf: “Probably driving the ball or iron shots and in tournaments getting to go for shots under pressure.”
He trains at Fox Hills in Plymouth. His favorite pro golfer is Rickie Fowler. “Making it to the U.S. Kids World Championship in Pinehurst, NC,” he said. “Also I went to Purdue University for a Golfweek Tournament and shot my low round this season which was a 75.”
His advice for young players is simple. “If you like golf keep playing and have fun,” he said.
Aspirations for the future include becoming a college golfer and then hopefully become a professional golfer.