Q&A: Coach Farrell


Courtesy of @lojogolf

Coach Romi Farrell has led the golf team to a lot of success in the past few years.

Katie Curry, Sports Reporter

In her fifth year as the Leopard’s golf coach, Romi Farrell (previously Irons) sat down with The Red Ledger’s Katie Curry who got to know her in the following Q&A.

The Red Ledger: “Where all have you coached?”

Farrell: “I was the assistant golf coach at Frisco Heritage for two years before coming over to Lovejoy.  This is my third year as head golf coach at Lovejoy.”

The Red Ledger: Did you start playing golf because of your perfect (former) last name?

Farrell: “You could say that it was destiny I become a golfer and golf coach with my perfect maiden name.  I actually started playing golf in middle school.  I played competitive basketball, volleyball and softball before I picked up golf.  I really enjoyed the individuality of golf and I picked up the game very easily.  I knew I could go further in high school and possibly play collegiately in golf, so that made my decision to continue playing easy.”

The Red Ledger: How do you feel about having to change your perfect golf coach name?

Farrell: “Many people, including Mr. Moore, tried to convince me to keep my maiden name or at least hyphenate it, but I’m too “old school” to not take my husband’s last name.”

The Red Ledger: Do you ever find yourself at a golf course getting lost in the scenery and wanting to enjoy nature instead of the game?

Farrell: “Absolutely! I am so thankful that my job and hobby allow me to be outside and enjoy the beauty of nature. I think I have the best coaching job being able to be outside on the golf course all day.”

The Red Ledger: Do you prefer to walk or drive the golf cart?

Farrell: “I prefer to walk, but I always end up driving the golf cart so I can get around and see all of the kids on the golf course.”

The Red Ledger: What is one misconception of golf players?

Farrell: “The one misconception of golf players is that they aren’t “real athletes.”  It takes extreme body awareness, hand-eye coordination and athleticism to be great at golf.  Though our practices and workouts look differently than other sports, they are just as demanding and challenging.”

The Red Ledger: What is your favorite season and why?

Farrell: “Fall is probably my favorite season because it has the best golfing weather.”

The Red Ledger: What do you enjoy doing outside of school?

Farrell: “I enjoy Crossfit Ammo, practicing yoga, playing golf, hanging out with my family, and going to movies.”

The Red Ledger: What is something people would be shocked to find out about you?

Farrell: “I have never had a hole-in-one; though I have been inches away several times.”

The Red Ledger: A million dollars is on the line, do you have a better chance nailing the hole in one on the course or making a hole in one in put-put?

Farrell: “I would definitely put my money on making a hole in one at putt-putt.  My short game is MUCH better than my long game.  I won state my senior year in high school sinking a 40-50 foot putt.  I agree with the saying “drive for show, putt for dough.””