Former FDA golf standout signs to Troy
Published 5:05 pm Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Fort Dale Academy alumnus Cam Norman has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Troy University men’s golf team for the 2014-2015 season.
Norman, who currently attends Faulkner State Community College, took home the Alabama Independent School Association individual championship during his senior year at Fort Dale in 2012, and turned in a top-five finish in five of his seven tournaments last season at Faulkner.
Norman said that although his time has been well spent at Faulkner State, moving on has always been a part of the plan.
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“It felt really good, because coming out of high school and signing with a junior college to play my first two years, the goal was always to sign somewhere after that, and especially at a D1 level,” Norman said.
“So it felt really good to know that I get to continue at Troy.”
Norman isn’t the only one who’s excited about his arrival, as Troy University head golf coach Matt Terry announced the news Saturday.
“We are excited to have a player of Cam’s ability join our program,” Terry said.
“He will come in with a lot of tournament experience at the collegiate level already under his belt. He is another outstanding local player who is also a great student. Greenville has a rich history of putting out solid college golfers.”
Norman’s golfing future was placed in jeopardy shortly after graduating high school when he severely injured his foot in a rope swinging incident just months prior to starting at Faulkner State.
Even though he missed his first semester, his coach gave him time to heal and another opportunity to play in the spring and that following year.
“He said he’d always lost a few golfers to injuries from basketball, football or some other sport, but he’d never lost one to a rope swing,” Norman joked.
As for why he decided to go with Troy, Norman said that there were a couple of benefits: the opportunity to play alongside some of his high school rivals, the proximity of Troy to his hometown and the nature of the school are just a few.
Though he was able to practice largely at his own pace at Faulkner, Troy offers him a chance to expand his skill set as a golfer even more.
“At Troy, we’ll have workouts together with teammates that are mandatory,” Norman said.
“I think it’s a good place for me to expand my game and really get the most out of it.”