April 4, 2017
Alissa Thompson was Menlo's top finisher at the UC Santa Cruz Invitational over the weekend, finishing tied for 11th overall. Thompson shot a career-best 83 on day one of the event.
How did you decide that you wanted to go to Menlo College?
I knew I wanted to go to school in California and then knowing that I wanted to go into marketing it seemed like a natural fit.
What is your favorite part about your sport?
That you can never can get "too good." Golf is a game of mental strength as much as physical, so golf has allowed me to grow as a person and then as a golfer.
Who/what has been your inspiration?
There's really only two people that come to mind, my father and Arnold Palmer. My dad and I have been able to bond over our love of the game and through that we are a lot closer because of golf. And Arnold Palmer because he is the person that I strive to be both on and off the golf course he wants to win as much as the next guy, probably even more so, but he does it with a smile on his face. He’s a class act that knows how to win over a crowd with his charisma.
If there was one object that you could erase forever, what would it be? Why
Zeros on price tags, because the world would be a lot more affordable that way.
What is the design on your favorite pair of socks?
Haha I guess my crazy socks have been noticed. I love my golfer ones but I guess it would have to be my shark ones.