LaGrange’s Arp heading to Point

Published 2:48 am Saturday, November 18, 2017

By Kevin Eckleberry

Blakely Arp has tried other sports over the years, but nothing fuels her competitive drive like golf.

When she joined the LaGrange High team as a freshman, Arp committed herself to developing as a player, and she has enjoyed a successful high-school career.

Thanks to that hard work, Arp will get an opportunity to play the sport competitively beyond high school.

Arp has signed a letter of intent to join the golf team at Point University, and she made it official during a ceremony in the LaGrange High media center last week.

Among those in attendance at the ceremony were Arp’s family members, including her parents Danny and Jana, friends, teammates, and coaches.

Also on hand was Point’s golf coach, Angela Jerman Ormsby.

“I started playing my freshman season, and really from then until now we’ve had college golf in mind,” Arp said.

Arp enjoys everything about golf, including the fact that it is an individual sport with no teammates to rely on.

“That’s what I like about it,” she said.

Thomas Crocker has been LaGrange’s golf coach the past few years, and he believes the future is bright for Arp.

“We’re excited for Blakely,” Crocker said. “It’s been a great couple of years, and we’re excited about the future. I think the best news for Blakely and for Angela is that her best golf is ahead of her.

“We’re just so excited for her, and excited to see what this season holds for her at LaGrange High.”

When Arp became serious about the sport, she began working with Charlie Vincent at The Fields, and he said she has been a model student.

“Blakely is one of these students that she wants more, she wants to do well,” Vincent said. “She’s listened to everything I’ve said. She’s tried to do everything I’ve told her to do. That means starting over sometimes, backing up and regrouping. It has been a tremendous honor.”

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