Rory McDonald O’Brien

October 27, 2003


About Athlete

My objective is to combine my academic studies and sporting talent. I have the experience and motivation to work hard in both required attributes in order to leave an impact on the college team I represent and want to become a professional golfer.


GCSE Predicted. Maths=9/A**. English=7/A. Sciences=8/A*. Classics=8/A*.


Current Handicap: +2 



Club Competition (04/03/2021) | 6500 yards (par 70) Shot 68

Club Competition (04/08/2021) | 6500 yards (par 70) Shot 67

Scottish Boys Amateur - qualified for matchplay in 20th | Score 72-73

Nick Faldo Series at Kedleston Hall (7200 yards) finished t7th | Scores 75,77, 68 (par 72)

2020 - season very limited due to Covid 19 

2018-19 represented England against Spain 


Club tournament scores -6500 yards par 70 

-66 (-4) 

-67 (-3)

-69 (-1)

-68 (-2)

-69 (-1)

Nick Faldo series wales - (+3) , (+1) , (+4) (+5)

The Carris trophy ( England u18 championship )- tied 5th when play was suspended, scores of 72 , 71 and (-3) thru 16 holes

US Kids European Championships 2016 – 2nd Place

Scottish U16’s 2017 – 12th Place

Reid Trophy 2017 – 4th Place, (74,70,74 ) +2

2017 2nd Place in European Rankings U’14

2017 9th Place Junior European Masters U’18’s

2018 Scottish U’16’s 16th place (74,71,72,70) Evens

2018 Nick Faldo Series, 2nd Place, (77,75,73) +6

2018 Carris Trophy U18’s. T51

English Schools Golf Championships, 8th place, Scores 77(+5)

Royal at George’s, 6th place, 70(E) round

European Championships, Scores of 70(-2) , 72(E), 78 (+6)

Club Swings

Driver 250-270 yards

3 Wood 215-235 yards

Hybrid 200-215 yards

4 iron 190-200 yards

5 iron 175-190 yards

6 iron 160-175 yards

7 iron 150-160 yards

8 iron 140-150 yards

9 iron 130-140 yards

PW 120-130 yards

Wedges (60,56,52) <130 yards

Awards, press:

England Golf Press – Reid Trophy top Englishman finish.

Newspapers for County Achievements

Winner of Lee Westwood Academy

Radio feature for Callaway World Championships

Additional sporting info

Plays first team soccer for school.

Played National Tennis.

What makes you different?

I am very competitive in anything I do from academics to sport. I have the tenacity and desire to be successful in everything. I am willing to go the extra mile to achieve my goals and excel beyond.

Why do you want to compete in college?

I feel there will be more opportunities given to me in America with the level of golf available, and the amount of golf that is played given that it is classed as a main sport and treated as an athlete which is not the case in other countries.

College Goals?

Win a NCCA title either individually or as a team. Be invited to play PGA tour events or and attract sponsors. Keep up my high grades in academics and work hard.

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