Brittany Carter, a junior at Hiram High School, wants to help young girls achieve their goals of playing golf, which historically has been a predominantly male sport.
Carter, 17, is the daughter of Charlesina and Brett Carter. She has been playing golf since she was 12 years old, and playing competitively in tournaments for the past three years, she said.
Currently Carter is one of only two girls on the Hiram girls golf team. She said she and the other team members are working to recruit more players to the team.
In November 2012 the idea of starting a youth golf organization for girls came to her, she said. Carter is looking to have the ages range from 11 to 18.
“My inspiration is I love golf,” Carter said.
Carter already has drafted a business plan and sent it to Canongate Golf Clubs to gauge its interest in hosting the program.
“I am looking for assistance,” she said.
Carter said her ideal golf course to use for the organization is The Frog in Villa Rica. Her goal is to have the group launched by the summer. Carter has some girls interested in the organization, but will not have a final number until she knows where they will practice, she said.
Carter is not just an athlete; she also holds a 3.8 GPA, and is ranked number four in her class. She is a member of Beta Club, National Honors Society and Future Business Leaders of America. One of her highest achievements is being named a finalist in the Governors Honor Program, she said. Carter is still waiting to find out if she has been accepted into the state-sponsored, summer program in Valdosta.
“I try to be as involved as I can,” Carter said.
She said her goal is to be accepted into Princeton University.
“Ivy League is never out of the question,” Carter said.
Caitlin Hartsfield, lead counselor at Hiram, said Carter stands out because of the confidence she has in herself.
“She is doing everything she can do to set herself apart,” she said.
Carter describes herself as a leader, ambitious and motivated.
“I know what I want for myself, and nobody else can give it to me,” Carter said.
Hartsfield said Carter is passionate about what she wants, and she tries her best to make it happen.
“Nothing but the best is acceptable for her,” she said.