(Hannah Yanoski’s putter was working at the Jackman Memorial Tournament on Tuesday, as she drained six birdies for a second-place finish. Photo by Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer)
Valley View junior golfer Hannah Yanoski couldn’t just sit back and let her twin brother Ronnie have all the Athlete of the Week glory. She knew she needed to get in on the action. And what better way to match your twin than to get the award one week after he did?
Yanoski had a big week on the links and she discussed that and more in this week’s edition of ATHLETE OF THE WEEK. Here’s more from that interview:
How did you first get involved with the sport? We both stopped playing baseball and softball right around the same time and my father suggested we try golf because the swings are sort of similar. I got my father’s old Titleist clubs and my brother got some scrub irons and we just started playing. As soon as you hit a good shot in golf, you can’t stop playing. We just got going from there.
What’s your favorite club to use and then on the flip side, what’s the club that you really don’t want to use unless you have to? My favorite club is my pitching wedge. I hit that 140 yards. And I don’t like my 4-hybrid at all. I cannot hit that for the life of me. I’ll try to hit it but it’s just a massive snap-hook every time. I think it’s the shaft to be honest. I hang my towel over it because I never use it. It’s basically a last resort.
What are your goals for the rest of the season? To be honest, I’d like to go undefeated. From the advantage I get just from being a girl and from where I tee off, I know I can compete with anybody in this league.