FREEPORT – Maxine Nesemeier picked up golf at an early age, and it stuck for the Freeport senior. This year, she’s looking for a fourth straight trip to the state tournament. But it hasn’t always come easy.
“It is a grind out there especially playing hole by hole, you just have to know when you play a bad hole, just leave it behind,” Nesemeier said. “Look ahead and think about what you can do next time to do better.”
That attitude has served her well on the golf course. Her coach says she’s become a more mature golfer as she’s progressed through the years.
“She’s actually asked for more help as a senior than she ever did as a freshman,” Kevin Budden said. “When she was a freshman, she had so much confidence and knew what she wanted to do then. I wasn’t going to be able to tell her what to do then.”
Now, she knows that she doesn’t know everything. Nesemeier has improved her finish at the state tournament every year, and hopes to finish strong as a Lady Pretzel senior.
“Be able to do the best that I can and just prove I’m still able to do what I could do the previous years,” she said.
From plastic toy clubs with her dad, to competing for championships, Nesemeier has grown up with the game of golf, and looks to have a bright future in the sport.