With LPGA U.S. Open on the Horizon, Cydney Clayton Is Handing Over Her Game to God
In Fellowship of Christian Athletes Magazine, Professional Golfer Tells Young Athletes That God ‘Will Take You Places You Never Thought You Would Go’
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—With the LPGA U.S. Open just around the corner, professional golfer Cydney Clanton has been gearing up her game for the busy summer season. She competed in the Volvik Championship over the Memorial Day weekend and is in the field of players for the LPGA U.S. Open at Shoal Creek in Alabama, which begins Thursday.
The Concord, North Carolina, native learned to golf at the age of 10 and later graduated from Auburn. She has been on the LPGA Tour for seven years, qualifying in June 2011 on her first attempt, and was an amateur golfer since 2007. Since then, she has been an improving golfer on the tour, as she played in a career-high 25 events last year.
6 Questions with Professional Golfer Cydney Clanton
- The person who has had the greatest spiritual impact on me is: “My dad, Bobby Clanton. He has shown me what having a relationship with Jesus Christ looks like.”
- My favorite golf course I’ve played is: “The Ocean Course at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina. It’s tough. It’s beautiful. And it’s always in good shape.”
- I intentionally bring Jesus into my golf game by: “Doing my best to hand over control to God.”
- Being a Christ-follower means: “That you have a personal relationship with Christ. That you are talking to Him, praying to Him, reading the Bible and growing in your knowledge of Him.”
- One piece of career advice I’d share is: “Do it all! Don’t become singularly focused so early. Try all the sports that interest you and be a kid! You have plenty of time to be an adult.”
- One piece of spiritual advice I’d share with kids is: “Give up control. You will be able to accomplish more when you allow God to be in control. He will take you places you never thought you would go.”
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