At only 14 years old Megan Khang has accomplished quite a bit in her very young golfing career. She qualified and tee’d it up at the U.S. Women’s Open this past July, and also won the Connecticut Women’s Open, to name just a few accomplishments. Megan plays most of her golf out of the Harmon Golf Club located in Rockland, MA, the same club I’m a member at. Using the facility’s many practice areas, as well as the challenging nine hole course, Megan has crafted her game to become one of the nation’s top women amateur golfers. Did I mention she’s only 14?
GoodWalk Golf: You’ve had a very busy summer. What has been your most memorable event from 2012?
Megan Khang: Yes, this summer was great! I was very fortunate to qualify and play in some of the biggest tournaments. But I must say the most memorable tournament was the US Women’s Open. It was an awesome experience. I got to see firsthand what it’s like to play with the best female golfers in the world.
GoodWalk Golf: What was your biggest take away from playing in the U.S. Women’s Open this past year?
Megan Khang: I learned that you need to be very patient and that the short game is crucial. You have to be able to get up and down from anywhere. You also have to have a routine and be consistent with it.
GoodWalk Golf: You started playing golf at a young age, what advice would you give to other kids who may be getting started in golf?
Megan Khang: Always have fun, have goals for yourself, and practice constructively. Also, always have a positive attitude.
GoodWalk Golf: Who or what would you say has been the biggest influence for you to get to where your game is today?
Megan Khang: My dad is the biggest influence on my game. He is pretty awesome considering he is self taught. I am very lucky to have him as a father and as a teacher because he can fix me when I am struggling with my game. Without him I would not have the success that I have today. He helps keep me focus and on track. He always tells me that I can do anything if I put my heart and soul in it. Nothing is unreachable.
GoodWalk Golf: You’ve been playing at the Harmon Club for quite a while, how has their facility helped to hone your skills?
Megan Khang: The Harmon Golf Club is definitely a great place to practice out of. The facility has a nine holes short course and a nine holes long course which helps me work on my short game and long game. The facility also has a pitching area that I can work on my wedges and a putting green that I can practice on my putting. I especially like that I can hit ball all winter long to keep myself loose for next season.
GoodWalk Golf: What are your goals for looking ahead to 2013?
Megan Khang: My goal for next season is to hopefully qualify for all the USGA events again and do better. I want to be able to play well in the US Women’s Open and make the cut, go deeper in match play in the US Junior Girls’, as well as the Women’s Amateur. Last but not least, finish better in the PGA Junior Championship. Overall, I’m just hoping to have another great season.