Cristiano Windham: Faces of the First Tee February 2020

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My name is Cristiano Windham and I’m 7 years old.  If you see me around you may think I’m 10 because I’m a big boy who seems to be taking after my dad in height.  I have tried a few sports my parents put me in and did not love them.  Then as most parents do, they moved on to another sport for me to try. I started golf when I was 5 1/2 and have always enjoyed golf. While I love golf, I have since tried and love basketball and flag football as well.  Since I was in nursery, I have always said I wanted to be a builder or inventor when I grew up.  I take a strong interest in STEM type activities. At Christian Brothers where I attend school, my favorite class is Project Lead The Way (PLTW).  PLTW involves experiments, building, testing and engineering type activities.

Now let’s go back to December of 2018, I was chosen to be the JUDGEMENT core value award winner at the golf banquet; I was absolutely thrilled and claimed it was the best day ever!  I am an extremely focused child who works hard and is very goal driven.  These core values I learn in golf carry over to my other activities in life.  I have set a goal to be the recipient of all the other core value awards as well.  Even though I have found other activities I enjoy since starting golf, I still remain focused on keeping golf on my schedule.  I love First Tee and the experiences I have had so far.  Meeting professional golfers at Zurich Classic and caddying for them was super cool for a kid my age I’d say.  I’m sure glad my parents found a good fit for me in golf because it sure has been more than just golf…!

Faces of the First Tee portraits: New Orleans Snapshots by Andrew J. Cohoon

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