SCGA Foundation junior Bakari Bolden, who is featured in the March/April 2011 issue of FORE Magazine, has had numerous doors opened for him through the game of golf. View photos below of his Capoeira Brasil practice, which involves a mixture of dance, singing and martial arts, and more! Read the FORE Magazine ariticle here.
What role is golf currently playing in your life?
Golf has always taught me to keep a level head, and never get too mad or too sad. I'm playing high school golf now, and it is much different than middle school golf because the competition gets a lot tougher. It tells you whether or not you are trying hard enough. I'm also still doing G.A.M.E. Days (part of the SCGA Foundation's programs for juniors). Golf will always play a role in my life.
Why do you feel giving back is so important?
Every Saturday morning I go to Maggie Hathaway GC and help mentor the juniors at the first tee. I feel that this is important because I remember what it was like to be in their position and I wanted to have someone to look up to. I am hoping to do that for these juniors.
What are your future goals?
I want to become a professional golfer before the age of 21 and after golf I want to open my own accounting firm.
Anything you want to share after reading the FORE Magazine article?
I want to thank Mestre Boneco for letting me do the shoot at his academy and I would like to thank the SCGA and SCGA Foundation for reaching out to me and helping me and my dad through this journey.