Andrew Proctor

Andrew is currently 12 years-old and attends Aprende Middle School in Chandler, Arizona.  Listed below are some of the distinguished recognitions in this young man’s career:

  • Started to play golf at 3 1/2 years old
  • 5-time champion of the US Kids State Championship
  • 4-time champion of the Alan Bennett Memorial Junior Championship
  • Multiple wins with the Junior Golf Association of Arizona Tournaments (JGAA)
  • Multiple wins on the Desert Junior Golf Tour of Arizona
  • Player of the Year – Desert Junior Tour
  • Player of the Year – US Kids Golf
  • Competed in the US Kids European World Championship in Scotland (2008).  Finished 25th out of 80 kids in his age group
  • Qualified for the Callaway Junior World Championship in San Diego for the past 7 years
  • Standard Bearer at the Tiger Woods Chevron World Challenge (2010)
  • Featured in African American Golfer’s Digest

In April 2011, Andrew qualified for the prestigious Tiger Woods Foundation Golf Team for the 5th year in a row.  Candidates try to qualify from across the United States and Canada; however, only 18 to 20 are accepted to be on the TWFG Team.  Academics are very important to the Tiger Woods Foundation and candidates must earn nearly straight A’s on their report cards plus post a minimum of 40 hours a year of community service.  Andrew logged over 80 hours this past year.  His community service is primarily working with the Special Olympics at his home course, Shalimar Golf Club, at their monthly golf clinics giving golf instruction.

Andrew is the youngest and a two-time member of the prestigious Jason Jenson Cup of Arizona.  This event honors the best junior golfers in the state where they compete in a Ryder Cup format against other states.

Andrew is a member of the Desert Mashie Junior Golf Club which is linked to The First Tee of Phoenix and currently carries a 4.5 handicap.

In his spare time, Andrew also loves to play basketball and understanding the importance of higher education, he’s researching various colleges and universities to prepare for the next chapter in his career. 

A quote from Andrew —- “My greatest challenge is to trust what I do and to always stay mentally strong when I play golf.”  He says that he is overcoming this by always maintaining his composure and staying positive.  “I try to not get upset with myself while playing bad holes.”