GOLF SCHOLAR LEWIS REACHING FOR THE STARS
He represented the aptly named Eagles golf team for four years but it’s the academic career of Lewis Breslin that is set to fly high following the former ProDreamUSA client’s recent graduation from the acclaimed Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona.
The talented 21-year old from Glasgow, who played his junior golf at Fereneze, was certainly not your average pupil and departed St Luke’s High School in Barrhead with exceptional grades, awards for engineering and national golfing recognition as a member of the Scottish schools team.
One of the top juniors in Renfrewshire, he set his sights on combining both his golfing talents with his academic prowess, targeting a degree in aerospace engineering but knew there would be limited options available to maximise his opportunities to progress both.
“My four years have flown by and my first year seems a lifetime ago now. Moving over here certainly builds your confidence as it forces you to go out and network with people. I had an amazing time on the golf team, but it was a difficult challenge as there was a lot of hard work on the studying front. It helped that I had seven other engineers on the team, so we were all in the same boat trying to balance our workload, although the five other guys were pilots so they had it easier!”
The highlight of Lewis’s Stateside golfing experience was winning the Regional Conference in his Freshman year, with the Eagles team coming back from a 21-shot deficit to win in a play-off at Hiddenbrook in California.
“It was amazing to travel around the country getting to play so many great courses and meeting so many great people. If you are a good Area or County player and thinking about going to the States, I’d definitely recommend you give it a go and try it.”
Lewis shone as a student and was on the Dean’s List for his academic achievements every semester before being nominated for the University’s end of year outstanding student award in his senior year.
Having worked on a golf-related data and design project with colleagues in his spare time, he was initially offered a design engineer internship with PING in Phoenix shortly after graduating, but unfortunately the role was put on hold due to the Covid19 situation.
“That would have been a bit of a dream job for me, but I’m still in touch with them so will see what happens. I’d really like to work in the space technology industry and I’ve just started an 8-week internship with a start-up satellite company, managed by two graduates from Embry Riddle which is pretty exciting, so there’s a potential full-time role there.”
“My long-term goal is a career in space technology, and I’d love to do something with the likes of Space-X or Blue Origin or get involved in the technology side of golf at some stage. I’m keen to keep playing golf at a good amateur level so I’ll be playing in one of the local golf leagues, which really is a high standard with a few other top college golfers involved.”
The sky is the limit for Lewis Breslin. Watch this space. Or should we say watch outer space!
If you would like to combine academic studies with your golfing ambitions, get in touch with the ProDreamUSA team.