When your father is a four-year varsity letter winner at one of the finest programs in all of collegiate golf, success on the course comes as almost an afterthought. When your grandfather is a Masters champ? That magnifies those expectations significantly.
And when you have a twin who shares the same passion? That makes the pair of young golfers in question a bona fide sensation.
As reported by the Dallas Morning News, that’s precisely what is unfolding in the Dallas suburbs, where twin brothers Pierceson and Parker Coody have emerged as the stars of the Plano West golf team.
The Coody twins are sophomores with the Wolves, where they tied (fittingly) for 27th place at the Texas Class 6A state tournament. They and their games have grown since then, with the duo committing to play at the University of Texas in February … together, of course. However, just because the grandsons of 1971 Masters winner Charles Coody have committed to a long-term future as teammates doesn’t mean they aren’t competitive with each other, even more so when they’re results are close together, as they often are. According to the Morning News, they even force each other to hole out 2-foot puts when they go on practice rounds together.
The best part about both teens and their future? As committed as they are to growing their games, they and their family are even more committed to having fun.
Our grandfather hates mechanics in golf. He was a ‘feel’ player,” Parker Coody told the Morning News. “That’s the best golf advice he has given me, to play by feel. He has a great mind.”