Winnetka, Sports

Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Katie Magner, Loyola Academy golf

Katie Magner, of Winnetka, is a senior golfer for the Ramblers. She recently won the regional tournament and the conference tournament and will continue playing for Richmond University next year.

1.) What is your preswing routine?  

I take one practice swing then I go behind the ball and pick a spot on the ground and line up my club to that spot. And then I look at the hole and get my feet set where I’m aimed and then hit my shot. 

2. Why is Richmond a good fit for you?

I’ve heard great things about it. When I went to visit it, it had everything I wanted. It was a smaller school with a good ratio between student and teacher, the campus was very pretty. The academics fit where my standard is. It has a great business school, where I can hopefully get into. I could really see myself there when I stepped onto campus. 

3. What is your favorite club in your bag?

My 52-degree (wedge). I got it like two years ago and ever since I got it it’s always been so good. It’s always been within 5-10 feet of the pin. It’s very consistent. 

4. What is the best course you’ve ever played?

McArthur Golf Club in Florida (Hobe Sound). It’s in amazing condition. It’s very pretty and I get to play with my grandparents, which always makes it more fun. 

5. What is your top golf highlight to this point?

I would say when I was younger, when I was 10, I had a hole in one (at Indian Hill in Winnetka). And then I’ve won (Girls Catholic Athletic Conference) player of the year four years in a row and I just won the regional.

6. What is your favorite thing to do off course

Travel or hang out with my friends. My family and I always go on trips and we’re going to Italy in November.

7. What is your dream job? 

Something in business or commercial real estate. I’ve always just loved real estate and watching house shows and I think it would be cool to be part of that in the real world. 

8. If you’re in Walgreens with a couple bucks, what are you buying?

A Diet Coke and I’d probably get Airheads Extremes. 

9. What is something people don’t know about you?

I love to water ski. My grandparents have a lakehouse in Wisconsin so we get to water ski often in the summers.

10. During postseason golf, what is key to performing your best?

I think staying calm but at the same time having that competitive drive in you to want to get to the next stage and not letting any outside influence affect you while you’re playing. Just play the game you know you can play.

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