Player of the Week: Sullivan Tidd

Sullivan Tidd

Sullivan Tidd

Senior Sullivan “Sully” Tidd produced his best round of golf during his high school career when Lake Region really needed it.
A member of the Laker varsity golf team for the past four years, Sully posted his best score of the season during the team qualifier, which sent the Lakers to the state tournament as a group, a feat that hadn’t occurred in several falls.
“Sully has been a very reliable and capable captain for his team. He has on many occasions helped with communication with his teammates on particulars for upcoming events. He has earned their respect and that of visiting teams for match play,” Laker Coach Art Kilborn said. “Sully has steadily improved his golf game and his efforts were never more evident than the score he posted in the qualifier. His comments to me when I checked in on how he was doing were, ‘I can’t believe how I’m playing!’ and ‘I’m still playing well and haven’t had any high scores,’ and ‘I can’t believe it!’ His eyes would light up! I enjoyed seeing and hearing that. It shows that perseverance does indeed pay off.”
Coach Kilborn said Sully was offered a trip to States, but he requested that another teammate with a better average take his place.
“Another example of what a leader does,” Coach Kilborn said.
For the season, Sully:
• finished seventh on the team with a 58.5 average over 21 nine-hole scores.
• missed preseason because of work. Still attended 19 out of 30 practice/play dates. Missed only one practice (excused) once school started.
• lowest nine hole scores of 50 and 51 were at the state qualifier in Scarborough (Willowdale).
• compiled a 5 win 6 loss record for all 11 of the team matches.
In recognition of his strong work ethic, determination, commitment and good sportsmanship, Sullivan is this week’s Boosters and Hancock Lumber “Player of the Week.” Each week, a Lake Region athlete is recognized for his/her dedication (does more than what is asked), work ethic, coachability and academic good standing. Recipients receive a specially-designed T-shirt, sponsored by Hancock Lumber.
The Tidd File
Name: Sullivan Tidd
Year in School: Senior
Town:  Casco
Parents: Trevor and Eileen Tidd
Sports you play: Golf
School organizations: National Honor Society, Varsity Club
School honors: High honors
Q. Best piece of advice you have received? “Don’t swing hard, swing smooth and snap your wrist,” — Coach Kilborn, it was a game changer.
Q. Who is your biggest fan? My dad because he is the only one who will occasionally walk the course with me, usually with a camera in hand.
Q. I know I have had a good sports day when…I hit my very last drive down the middle of the fairway.
Q. What is your favorite sport? Bass fishing is my favorite sport because you always have to adapt to changing conditions and not a day on the water is the same.
Q. If I could change one thing about myself as an athlete, I would change…I would change my short game because there’s nothing more aggravating than playing a hole well and finishing with a three-putt.
Q. What qualities make for a good teammate and whom do you consider a good teammate? Evan Kellough is a great teammate because he is like a second coach out there. Whenever we are out on the course and coach isn’t around, Evan always helps out teammates with swing mechanics, rules or anything they need help with. It’s been a great four years with him.
Q. What do you believe you bring to your team? I believe I bring a friendly face to my team and show that you don’t have to be a great golfer to have a good time out there.
Q. What characteristics do you feel make for a good coach? A good coach is willing to work with athletes of all skill levels and give good advice on an individual basis.

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