Spotlight on: Trent Cooksley, golf

CLUB/ASSOCIATION: Russell Vale Golf Club

IAS golfer Trent Cooksley

IAS golfer Trent Cooksley

Why did you apply for an IAS scholarship?

To gain advice on all aspects of golf and become a better player.

Who's your favourite professional athlete and why?

Thierry Henry, as he brings something to a football/soccer match that no one else can.

If you weren't playing this sport what would you be doing and why?

If I wasn't playing golf I would probably be trying the other sports I'm interested in such as soccer and tennis as I like to keep myself occupied.

How would you describe yourself in one sentence?

I'm easy going, self disciplined, motivated, reliable and humble.

What are your plans beyond school?

Beyond school I would like to go to college in America on a golf scholarship.

If you could live anywhere in the world it would be?

I would live in New Zealand.

What do you do in your free time?

Play my guitars, and practice chipping in the backyard.

What is your favourite subject at school?

I do not have favourite as I enjoy PDHPE, Economics and Industrial Technology.

What is your greatest achievement in your sport so far?

Winning the Russell Vale C grade Club Championship in 2012.

When did you start playing your sport and how did you get started?

I started playing golf when I was 10 years of age, and the person who got me interested and playing was my granddad.