Junior golfer, ranked 7th in state, scores “hole-in-one”

Max Shulman ‘24 one stroke short of winning Highest Honor Tournament


HITTING THE LINKS Max Shulman ‘24 hits the ball off of a tee using a driver at the Huron Metropark Golf Course. “It feels really good to see all of the work that I’ve put in behind the scenes pay off.”

Leo Applegate '23, Sports Editor

Max Shulman ‘24 sized up the fifteenth hole of the course. As it was a par three, he knew he wouldn’t need much power – it was the accuracy that mattered. As he selected the 50-degree wedge out of his bag, he brushed off the bogey from the last hole and prepared to hit. Shulman swung, striking the ball perfectly. The ball landed just past the hole, a shot that would’ve set him up for an optimal birdie putt. However, he had a trick up his sleeve. Due to the backspin placed on the ball, it began to trickle back toward the hole. As the junior watched the ball fall into the cup, a smile crept across his place as his parents and grandparents exclaimed with delight. 


This shot is a perfect testament to the way Shulman’s season has been going, as he’s had a successful season thus far, as he’s tied for seventh across all divisions in the state of Michigan for 18-hole rounds.  


“I worked really hard this offseason, and it’s paying off,” said Shulman. “I’ve had a few rounds under par, and we’ll see how I do heading into the state tournament, that’s the big thing that matters, really.”


Shulman would go on to birdie the next hole and come up just one stroke short of winning the tournament. 


This tournament’s success is indicative of Shulman’s success this season – success that may very well guarantee him good things in the future. 


“I’m still really hoping to play D1 golf, and I just want to keep doing what I’m doing and keep improving,” said Shulman.