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M.L. King golfer preps for junior season
by Maurice Dixon
July 30, 2014 11:15 AM | 2136 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Maurice Dixon<br>M.L. King junior golfer Cameron Wyatt was the 2014 DeKalb County golf champion.
Staff / Maurice Dixon
M.L. King junior golfer Cameron Wyatt was the 2014 DeKalb County golf champion.
M.L. King golfer Cameron Wyatt has not just identified his goals for his junior season, he is working on them as well.

Since late June, Wyatt has been training at the Cotton Fields Golf Course in McDonough with former coach Tyrone Spaulding, the founder of Golfing for Success Golf Camp. Wyatt capped last season by becoming the 2014 DeKalb County golf champion at the Sugar Creek Golf Course.

“Maybe I can win it a second time,” said Wyatt, who shot an even-par 71. “Maybe win region and state. Outside of high school golf, I want to win the Hurricane Junior Tour. I want to get on American Junior Golf Tour. They go everywhere—China, Portugal, Spain. I want to start shooting under par.”

“He just played a flawless round of golf,” Spaulding said. “He played against the best talent in DeKalb County as far as Dunwoody and Chamblee, and he just held his own. He does a real good job of using his skills the right way.”

To get his score down, Wyatt has been working to improve his swing, chipping and putting. He is aiming to get the ball within three feet of every hole.

“You always got to start from the inside so I go from putting to chipping and work on that two to three hours,” Wyatt said. “Then I go to the range and start with my wedges. I’m just trying to improve my swing and stay consistent.”

“With Cameron, we deal with accuracy and course management, being able to cut his strokes and being able to have experience at different courses because the greens change,” Spaulding said. “Everything else on the course is the same but when you get to the greens, courses take care of the greens differently. Therefore you really have to pay attention to that so we work with him on more advanced training.”

Wyatt said he enjoys the competition that golf produces and hopes to play at either Georgia or LSU.

“I like the competitiveness of the game,” Wyatt said. “I’m kind of an adrenaline junkie so I love the rush I get when I make a good shot.”

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