Q&A with Demon Golfer Tasha Derby
Year in school: Senior.Whats your favorite course on the Western Slope? Um, I would have to say Devils Thumb (in Delta).What do you like about it? I dont know. Its just a really fun course to play. Every time I play there I shoot in the 80s. I dont know. Its a fun course. It has a lot of different types of holes.If you could play a round of golf with anyone, who would it be? Natalie Gulbis or Zach Johnson. Those are my two favorites for the LPGA and PGA.Do you watch a lot of golf? I watch golf every time its on TV. Michelle (Stripp) and Kelsey (Warkentin) hate it. Whenever its on, I watch it.Is golf your favorite sport? Yes.More than basketball? Way more than basketball.What would you be doing if you werent here (at the state tournament)? I dont know what Id be doing. Id probably be playing somewhere.Whats your favorite non-golf sport? I like to play tennis. Thats what I do in the summers. I teach little kids tennis lessons. And I like volleyball.How long have you played tennis? I always took lessons when I was little. I stopped for a long time. Three years ago, I started teaching lessons.How did you pick golf as your spring sport? My mom told me I had to pick a spring sport and I hate running, so track was out of the question. Then I went golfing for the first time one summer before my freshman year and, I dont know, I just really liked it.What is your favorite non-sports hobby? Um, I used to be a country line dancer, but thats kind of a sport. When did you do that? Until I was in the seventh grade. I was the world champion in Nashville. I beat adults and kids my age and I was only 7. We still do it for fun every once in a while. But I dont really do anything else.Where do you guys go line dancing? My mom used to teach line dancing at random places. We used to have hoedowns all the time, but now we dont really do that any more.Whats your favorite subject in school? This year it was AP biology. Its a tough class but I liked it.What do you want to major in at college? My other favorite class is DECA because I want to major in business. I wanted to be a teacher until I took service learning this year. Now I want to try to do something in business.Where do you want to go to college? UNC – University of Northern Colorado. I had a couple coaches talk to me but the schools were really far away and I get really homesick. So I think Ill go there. Or Mesa. Just to go to school there.
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