published: Friday, December 07, 2012
Moffat makes move to Webber
By DAN HOEHNE
AVON PARK - Following in the family footsteps, Avon Park's Lindsey Moffat took the next step on her golf path Tuesday, signing with Webber International University to be a part of the Warrior women's golf program.
The family name is familiar on the area fairways, with dad Colin a long-time golf pro and sister Paige having taken her game to Johnson and Wales, a school that the younger Moffat was considering.
"I was looking at them and Florida Gulf Coast, but Webber had everything I was looking for," she said. "I'll be living in the dorms, so I'll get to be out on my own, but still close to home."
Aside from the family bent, and obvious knack for the game that has been passed down, Moffat had plenty of arenas in which to hone her budding skills.
A four-year starter at Avon Park, she also had the chance to refine her game during the summer months on the Sertoma Junior Golf Tour.
Which was where she was spotted by Webber head coach Nancy Nichols.
"I watched her and her sister play and continued to see them improve," Nichols said. "She has an excellent demeanor on the course, which is very important."
Something Moffat credits Devil coach Suzie Gentry for forging within her.
"She taught me not to get down when you hit a bad shot," she said. "I learned that you can't let the last shot bother you, it's the next shot that matters most."
With that, her game further expanded on the summer tour.
"Sertoma was such good competition, that it really brought my level up and helped me compete that much more."
Moffat will have the chance to earn a spot in the top five from the get-go, as Nichols noted that the Warriors will be graduating two seniors.
And with the signing, Nichols continues her Highlands County pipeline, which includes former Devil Greg Gentry and former Blue Streak Savana Fisher.
Which also adds to her mentor's excitement.
"This was the first signing I've had as the golf coach," Suzie Gentry said. "And now when I go watch her play in some tournaments, I'll be able to see Greg and Paige at the same time."
Looking to study Sports Management, Moffat knows what she needs to do to continue her goal toward her golf dreams.
"I need to work out and get stronger so I can hit farther," she said. "And I'm going to, because it means a lot to be able to play in college and take the next step toward playing on the LPGA tour."
Looking forward and working toward a career in golf, Lindsey is certainly following in the Moffat family footsteps.
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