Player Spotlight – Louisville’s Next Great Liam O’Grady

Louisville is known for Muhammad Ali, the Kentucky Derby, and two-time major champion Justin Thomas. With the PGA Championship happening there this past weekend in Valhalla, it seems that golf is ingrained with this great city. There appears to be another golfer on the rise from Louisville as Liam O’Grady is tearing it up this summer on the course. His focus while playing earned him a player spotlight and expect him to be towards the top of the leaderboard in every tournament from here on out. 

Liam is currently a rising senior at Trinity High School and is looking forward to joining the world of finance after he graduates. He is a man of many traits as outside of golf he is very skilled in both the DJ booth and on the keyboard. He has a great love for being outdoors where you can catch him this summer spear fishing, wake surfing, and even is getting quite skilled at kitesurfing!

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Liam O’Grady after winning the College Prep Series at UK in May 2024.

Liam O’Grady on the Hurricane Tour

Last weekend Liam made the trek down to Lexington where he achieved a first-place finish at the College Prep Series at UK. He shot an impressive 147 over the weekend which was good enough for +3 and a narrow one-stroke lead ahead of the second-place finisher. He was cool, calm, and collected the entire round and didn’t skip a beat with a lot of pressure on his back.

Liam’s modest and hardworking nature shined all the way through, as even after his first-place finish he said, “It is always amazing to get a win and of course, it felt great. I wish I could have a redo of my back 9, but that’s golf!”

This sort of spotlight is nothing new to Liam as he has ten top ten finishes while on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, and this is now his third tournament victory. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes that helps him reach this level of success, as he told us that he prepares for a tournament by sticking, “to my normal practice and workout routines, try to tighten up my irons, learn the course I will be playing and make sure my putting inside of ten feet is solid; but it is always toughest in the spring after the winter layoff.”

It is quite impressive because Liam didn’t look fazed at all on the course, and this can easily be attributed to attention to detail in practice during the weeks leading up. With this sort of mindset at the young age of 17, it is clear this young man is going places.

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