Looking back on his Lake Forest High School years, Danny Fisher reflects, “After playing on the JV team freshman year, the drive just kept getting bigger and bigger. I became focused on playing Division I golf.” Fisher was called up to play varsity in the post-season of his sophomore year with the Scouts, setting him on course to play at the highest collegiate level. His dreams materialized when he secured a spot on Miami University’s Division I golf team, the only freshman to be added to the roster this year. The degree of discipline required to play at this level fits him like a glove. “I’m up at 5:30a.m. to lift at 6 a.m. with my team, with academic classes from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., then practice at 2p.m. I am a person who loves structure, so it’s fantastic,” he shares. “And I can’t say enough about the six other guys on the team. It’s been such a positive experience.”
Danny credits his parents, Lesley and Chris Fisher, with providing the foundation necessary for his success. “I don’t tell them nearly enough. They’ve both always been there for me emotionally and mentally. And they’ve traveled to every college tournament my freshman year!” Danny expresses. “I’m very, very thankful. They’ve found the perfect balance of knowing what I need and doing the best they can to be there in every way.” This includes instilling a tremendous work ethic, which has served him well in his first year as a Miami RedHawk. As a marketing major in the Farmer School of Business, Fisher must exercise discipline off the course as well. “I’m trying to be the best I can be. I’m planning on turning pro after college and have my goals set on the PGA tour,” he shares. “While I have no interest in having a Plan B, my parents always emphasize that life is long, and that’s where the business school comes in.”
And what has that other great influence in his life, golf, taught him? “Golf is like the never-ending search for perfection. You’ll hit that one perfect shot, and then the next shot won’t be, so it has taught me to always work hard, and this lesson has extended to everything I am passionate about.” Tee up Plan A.