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