Local teen driving to the top

From a fourth grade student who couldn’t pay attention in class to a 17 year-old professional long driver, Trent Scruggs has come along way. Scruggs started playing golf at age nine, before that he become home schooled. When Scruggs was in the fourth grade he left public school.

“I just couldn’t pay attention, and I was just an ADD mess so I decided school wasn’t for me,” Scruggs said. “I believe I was born to be an athlete.”

Scruggs went to work at a farm when he was 12 and worked for two  summers. He took care of 14 horses, and on his off time he hit golf balls out in the pastures. During those days, Scruggs dreamed of going to college to play baseball. The dream ended suddenly when he hurt his shoulder. The doctors didn’t believe he would return to 100 percent.

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.