Vince Foushee used golf as a baby-sitting tool. That panned out for both of his daughters.
Ashton Foushee announced her intention Thursday to attend Rose Hulman College in Terra Haute, Ind., where she will play golf while studying to be an engineer. Ashton’s older sister, Kylie, attended Rollins College near Orlando and played golf.
Both Foushee daughters have other similar accomplishments. Ashton was the regional medalist in October, while Kylie was regional medalist in 2009. They were on the team together in 2008 when the Glasgow Lady Scotties captured a state title and the team regional title as well.
Ashton Foushee got her first taste of varsity golf in the fourth grade, according to a press release issued Thursday. She helped the Lady Scotties win the Muhlenberg North Invitational.
Through her career, Ashton Foushee earned eight varsity letters, was a member of three regional title teams, three All “A” Classic championship teams, was twice selected to the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association Region IV All-Region team and shot 74 to win the 2013 Region IV tournament as an individual.
“The thing that made her so successful is that she really did a good job making (golf) a hole-by-hole type of game,” said Glasgow girls’ golf coach Kellie Lee. The experience Ashton gained by playing at such a young age also helped, she said.
“Ashton didn’t hit for very long distance, but she would make up for that with her short game,” Lee said.
Attending Rose Hulman carries on a family tradition beyond golf. Vince Foushee is a graduate of the engineering college where he played baseball and ran cross country and track.
He said he didn’t pick up golf until after college.
“I know it will make him very proud,” Ashton said and smiled. “Running in the family, that means a lot to me and him.
“I knew for sure I wanted to go into the engineering field and Rose really has it both. Golf can be played on the side. I feel like it should be more of a fun sport. Academics comes first with me.”
Once Vince Foushee did pick up the game, he made it part of the regular family experience.
“The first time I picked up a club ... I could probably barely even walk,” Ashton Foushee said. “Every time he babysat us that’s all we did. I think that’s why I like it so much. I would go out with Kylie and my dad and just play on the course all of the time.”