On the Tee: Layton Truax


On the Tee: Layton Truax
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | by Get to know your 2010-11 men's golfers with our On the Tee series.

During fall semester, NewberryWolves.com will feature a Q&A interview with a freshman member of the 2010-11 men's golf program. This week's installment highlights Layton Truax.

Full name: Layton Truax
Hometown: Savannah, Ga.

Growing up, how did you get involved with the game of golf? Who or what drew you to the game?
My dad.

What is your favorite aspect of playing golf? Why?
I just love the game.

When did you first hear about Newberry College? What initially drew your interest about the school?
I first heard of Newberry during my junior year. The Biology department and Coach McCants drew my interest.

What are some of your favorite non-golf related aspects of Newberry College? Of college life?
The people.

How much time per week do you spend devoted to your golf game? What are some things you do to practice and get better?
My practice schedule varies on the season.

What is your favorite non-golf related activity? Why?
I like being outdoors.

If you could play any other sport than golf at the collegiate level, what would it be? What position would you play?
Baseball. I'd be a first baseman.

What are some of the differences between college golf and the golf you've played at other levels?
Collegiate golf requires more dedication and its much more time consuming.

What are some of your personal and team goals while representing Newberry's golf program?
Win the Sout Atlantic Conference and NCAA champioships.

Thanks to Layton for taking the time out of his busy schedule as a student-athlete to talk to NewberryWolves.com.