Mitch McComber, senior at Citrus Valley, committed to attend Central College in Pella, Iowa. Central College competes in the Iowa Intercollegiate Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. Learn more about McComber’s golf journey here!
Q: How long have you been playing golf and where have you played?
A: “I have been playing golf for about 5 years, starting in 8th grade. I have played in a junior tour called the SGA, which are local tournaments at local golf courses. I have also played in a few tournaments in the Future Champions Tour, that have been in Menifee.”
Q: What has golf taught you over the years?
A: “Golf has taught me how to be patient and go with the flow. It has taught me to not get mad and that good things will come overtime. So overall worth ethic and perseverance.”
Q: How has your golf experience been at Citrus Valley?
A: “I have been on a team with some of my best friends for the past 4 years, so it has been a great experience.”
Q: What are you most excited for in college?
A: “I am most excited to play golf every day. There is a driving range on campus, and 5 different golf courses where I can go play for free. The team is also sponsored by a few golf companies so that should be fun.”
Q: When did you officially commit to Central Lake? And can you explain your emotions that day?
A: “I verbally committed when I visited in September. In November, I signed a paper officially committing to Central Lake. I was really excited to be attending college in general, and knowing I did not have to go search for a college was nice. I only had to visit twice to realize that is where I wanted to go.”
Q: Who has encouraged you on your golf journey?
A: “My parents and high school golf coaches have encouraged me on my journey. I have also encouraged myself to keep on practicing every day.”
Q: What are some of your proudest achievements?
A: “I have been the team captain for 2 years. I also qualified for a really big tournament last year and I placed second in that tournament. That was one of my proudest achievements.”
Q: What do you hope to accomplish?
A: “Maybe I can turn professional in 5 years who knows. But mainly just to go and work at my game and hopefully become an all american at that school.”
Q: What is going to be the biggest adjustment transitioning into college?
A: “Biggest adjustment I will have to make in college is being completely on my own. I already know the 30 other guys that will be on my team, so luckily I have some friends and will not be a complete stranger. I’ll be on my own in college, but it is an exciting transition I look forward too.”