Erin Strouse is the only participant to win the First Tee Junior Tour in Canton, OH three years in a row in the 13-15 age division. Erin competes in various local junior tournaments and has been an attendee at First Tee – Canton, OH for almost 10 years, where she has improved each and every year.
“Erin has a strong practice ethic as well as having competitive drive.” said Angela Palomba, Site Director at LPGA*USGA Girls Golf – First Tee – Canton, OH. “She plays in many golf tournaments over the summer and is always pushing herself at improving her golf game. She willingly takes advice of her coaches and will work drills to constantly improve areas of her game. After each of her matches/tournaments she always goes back through her event identifying areas where she could have done better and what she needs to work on to take to her next event.”
Academically, Erin pushes herself with honors and college credit classes, maintaining a 4.214 GPA. Outside of the classroom she is a part of Key Club, French Club, and National Honor Society. She also gives back to her community through volunteer work at the Humane Society as well as First Tee Canton, where she enjoys helping kids learn the game of golf.
“Erin fully commits to anything she sets out to do knowing that there is always something to improve on and strives at success whether on the golf course or in the classroom,” said Palomba. “She will not settle on average and is always working on being the best she can be. As she heads into her senior year of high school, she is trying to advance herself as much as possible to get herself ready to play at a collegiate level.”