Morgan Guepet is a 13 year old that recently started 8th grade. When she was five, she would go watch her dad play golf at Lakewood Golf Club. After going with her dad for a couple of years, she grew a love for the game. At the age of seven, she started practicing and learning the game of golf. It didn’t take long for Morgan to start playing in competitive junior golf tournaments.
Morgan has competed in many different golf tournaments, such as US Kids Golf Tour (local, state, and regional), Kelly Gibson Junior Tour, AJGA, Work Championships, and The First Tee of Greater New Orleans Regional and National Tournaments. Her favorite part about golf is meeting new people and The First Tee allows her to do just that. Morgan says “When you play golf, you can put all your troubles away and just have fun. None of the other sports even come close to how much I love golf – it’s is a great game that can bring you beautiful places and meet great people.”
When Morgan isn’t playing golf, she loves to play basketball, football, volleyball, and any other sport that takes place outdoors. In addition to golf, Morgan is very competitive when it comes to playing sports with her dad. She loves playing basketball games like H.O.R.S.E. or one-on-one games. She also loves football and is an avid New Orleans Saints fan. “When I’m not playing sports, I like to hang out with my friends. Another great thing about golf is it has allowed me go to great schools. For the past 8 years I went to Edward Hynes Charter School, and this year I’m going to St. Martin’s Episcopal School. They have done so much for me to get into that school because of golf and I’m so excited to start. A lot of this wouldn’t have been possible without the help and support of The First Tee.”
Morgan says her goals were to compete in Drive, Chip & Putt at Augusta, finish top 5 at Pinehurst, play college golf at Duke University, and then join the LPGA Tour. So far, two of her goals have come true. In 2016, she competed in the Drive, Chip & Putt at Augusta National; she finished tied for 2nd. Morgan said, “It was the most fun experience ever.” One year later Morgan went on to finish top 5 out of 106 golfers at the US Kids World Championships in 2017. Morgan’s goals are mostly the same, except she’s recently added that she wants to get the chance to play with Brooke Henderson – her favorite golfer along with Justin Rose and Brooks Koepka.