Spotlight Athlete: Kevin Flahive
School: Westborough High School
What is your favorite golf related memory?
“My favorite golf related memory is when I was younger and my brother, Nick, took me out golfing and made a bet with me that if I made a putt for par on a par three he would buy me an Arnold Palmer drink, and I can vividly remember making the putt and being so proud of myself.”
What made you choose playing golf?
“I always have looked up to my brother and he played golf in high school which made me start playing young and gain such a great appreciation for the game. In many ways it’s just like life, there’s ups and downs and you have to control that yourself.”
What do you consider the best part of your golf game?
“I think the best part of my golf game is my mental side. Being able to move forward after a bad hole and play the game stroke by stroke is the most important aspect of golf in my mind.”
What do you most enjoy doing in your spare time?
“I spend most of my spare time in the outdoors, either hunting or fly fishing.”
What is your favorite area/subject to study, and why?
“My favorite subject is engineering because I like to work hands-on and solve problems.”
What is your favorite professional sport/team to watch?
“My favorite team to watch is the Boston Bruins.”
Favorite type of music and artist? Why?
“My favorite type of music is country, I’ve always loved country music and playing the guitar. My favorite artist is Luke Combs.”
If you could spend the day with any celebrity or historical figure from any time in history, who would it be? Why?
“I would spend the day with Clint Eastwood because I love his movies and think I would get along great with him.”
What are your goals for the 2018 season?
“My goal for the season is to make it to states, hopefully, as a team, and win.”
What advice would you give a younger student-athlete?
“My advice would be to work hard in the offseason to be prepared and it will pay off.”