Simon Correa Builds Semi-Professional Golf Career

Simon Correa is hitting his first shot in Bogotá, Colombia.

Simon Correa is hitting his first shot in Bogotá, Colombia.

Emilio Mora Serani, Discoverer Staff Writer

“I believe that my worth is not measured by what I do, by the honors that are bestowed upon me, or by material wealth that I might obtain. Instead, I am measured by the courage I show while standing for my beliefs, by the dedication I exhibit to ensure my word is good, and the resolve I undertake to establish my actions and deeds as honorable,” Burgess Owens.Since he was 4 years old, Simon started training and dedicating towards his future and passion. When he started it was something that his parents encouraged him to do, but then it became a passion were love to the sport took him to live upon golf.

“With only 4 years, the child was the object of admiration for his discipline and perseverance, now, 12 years later, he continues to arouse admiration thanks to which he has established himself as one of the new faces of Colombian golf,” Luz Élida Molina Marín, sports journalist for El Colombiano, said.

When Simon was a kid, he started a journey were everything has gone perfect until today’s day. Correa has been training for almost 13 years and won almost 100 trophies.

Golf is a priority on Simon’s daily life. He trains almost 3 hours a day and different from other teenagers, his priority is not the school but golf.

“The coaches and staff of the El Rodeo club still remember when Simón Correa Figueroa was walking around the golf course dragging a huge bag with his clubs,” Luz Élida Molina Marín, sports journalist for El Colombiano, said.

Club El Rodeo is the place where Simon trains daily. People all around the club know him because of his talent at golf. Simon is a very loved one because he always lets the club name in the highest point by representing it.

“We all love Simon, he comes 7 days a week and always gives his best to train and get better every time.” Ignacio Uribe, golf teacher at El Rodeo, said.

Not only dedicated and hard worker but also having a great attitude is something that represents Simon completely, he is someone with zero laziness but instead with desire to train, win more, and get better every time.

Golf is a sport where support is a key to be successful. “Either my family or the Colombian Golf Federation have always supported me on my decisions and on my career. It is something completely important for me to be successful because this sport is not only about giving my best but it also needs a big economic investment,” Simon Correa

“He is my model to follow in life because of his dedication and hard working, everyday when I go to train, he is already there, and when I leave, he is still there. Simon inspires me to keep on going and keep on working to someday be such as him and have the talent that he has gotten through the years.” Jose Ramirez, 8 year old amateur golf player, said.

Being a golf player affects Simon morally in a positive way, but it can also affect his mindset and social life negatively. Dedicating yourself to golf and at the same time concentrating in school is something difficult that takes time. Many fridays he needs to work, train, and study instead of hanging out with friends.

“It affects my social life completely, many times I cant hang out with my friends and do things that I want to do because I am training or in a tournament, but I don’t feel any regret because it is a sacrifice that will give me many benefits in the future,” Simon Correa, youth golf semiprofesional player, said.