11 Nov 2011

Q and A with Jon and ‘Sally’

Author: mattthurmond | Filed under: Article

Every November is exciting for Husky golf as we welcome in our newcomers. It’s the time to think about what and who will become of Husky golf. Year in and year out we seem to bring in high character, quality guys. Our class for 2012 is no different.  Lets find out some more about these guys.

Jonathan Sander comes to us from southern California, more specifically Chatsworth, CA and New Jewish Community High School. Don’t let his stature surprise you, be it on the golf course or the ping pong table, Jon packs a punch.

Jon decked out in his Husky gear as he signs his National Letter of Intent

Q: What were you doing when you knew you wanted to be a Husky?

A: I knew a wanted to be a Husky as soon as I visited and met with Coach Thurmond.  I loved everything about it, even the weather!

 

Q: When you aren’t on the golf course, what can we find you doing?

A: In the winter, I try to snowboard as much as possible.  It is a passion I have and I absolutely love it. Also, I play tennis and ping pong as much as I can. I grew up playing tennis with my grandfather and have loved it ever since.

 

Q: Why did you choose UW?

A: I chose UW because it was the best combination of golf, academics, and fun.  The coaches are all about winning and know how to have some fun doing so!  It is also a great place for me to improve my golf game and receive an outstanding degree.  Playing with some of the top kids in the country on a daily basis will definitely have a positive impact on my golf game.  The practice facilities are amazing and with the recent addition of The Members Club at Aldarra they are hard to beat.  When I was being recruited I always remember looking at the Husky Golf Blog and thinking to myself, “man, I really wish I was on that team”, and it worked out!  Seattle is a great city, and I absolutely love the the Northwest.

 

Q: What will you miss most about being away from home?

A: I will miss Calabasas Country Club, which is where I grew up playing golf, my family and during the winter months, I’m sure there will be a few days where I will miss the southern California weather.

 

Q: What is your greatest moment on the golf course?

A: My greatest moment on the golf course was when I won my first AJGA event in a playoff.  It was against a great junior golfer who had won the two previous AJGA tournaments in California.  After his birdie putt just slipped by, I was able to make my 8 footer and take home the trophy!

 

Q: What is your most embarrassing moment on the golf course?

A: My most embarrassing moment on the golf course took place on the first tee at a golf tournament.  After I put my scorecard in my bag and took out a ball and some tees, I pulled out the driver only to realize it wasn’t mine.  Another kid had the same golf bag as me and he was not very happy when he realized I was holding his Prov1.

 

 

"Sally" after his WJGA 2011 State Championship... reppin' UW colors!

Tyler Salsbury a.k.a. “Sally” is a Senior at Enumclaw High School. A big time Husky football and basketball fan, he will have no problem fitting into the life of a college athlete.

 

Q: Why did you choose UW?

A: I couldn’t turn down an opportunity to play for the Huskies. The coaching staff showed great interest in me at an early age, and the practice facilities… amazing! Lastly it gives me a chance to get a world class education.

 

Q: What were you doing when you knew you wanted to be a Husky?

A: I took lessons at Dub Nash (Washington National Golf Club) and grew up watching the players practice. After attending a short game camp, that Coach Thurmond and Jon Reehorn taught, I knew I wanted to be a Husky.

 

Q: What will you miss most about being away from home?

A: Luckily I’m only an hour away. However moms home cooking will be greatly missed.

 

Q: What is your greatest moment on the golf course?

A: I have to say two moments. First was shooting 11 under 59 at my home course… with a bogey. Second would be winning the WJGA State Championship by one shot.

 

Q: What is your most embarrassing moment on the golf course?

A: In a tournament I was swinging my putter in a circle while walking.  I hit myself in the ankle and collapsed like a wet noodle in front of a bunch of people.

 

Q: What do you see in the future for Husky Golf?

A: I see coming in as a freshman to the defending National Champions, and helping them win a second straight title.

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