Nora Shelor

Age: 7

Height: 4'2''

Rogers, Arkansas

Anticipated HS Graduation: 2032

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Nora has been competing since an early age, participating in her first gymnastics meet at only 5 years old. When COVID19 shut down in person gymnastics training, Nora picked up her first golf club and quickly realized her newfound love. After only a few months of playing, Nora told her parents she wanted golf "to be her thing" and that she wanted to get into tournament play. Not only did she compete in her first tournament a few weeks later, but won that event, and hasn't looked back since.  


In less than one full season of competitive golf, Nora has already locked up 15 U.S. Kids Golf event victories including two local tour championships, two state invitational wins and a top 5 finish at the US Kids Desert Shootout Regional Championship. Those 15 victories include a spring local tour season that saw her shoot par or better in six out of eight local events, and back-to-back under par rounds at the Oklahoma State Invitational to card a two-day 6 under par for the title. Nora also hit what she hopes is her first of many holes in one in 2021 and is looking forward to her first US Kids Golf World Championship in Pinehurst this summer!    


Top Results:

2 x US Kids Golf State Invitational Champion

2 x US Kids Golf Local Tour Champion

2021 US Kids Golf Desert Shootout Top 5 Finish

Won all three events in her first Drive, Chip, Putt qualifier in June  


Skills/Strengths as a Golfer: Work ethic, Calm course demeanor and Course study/preparation  


Favorite Course You’ve Played At: Buffalo Ridge at Big Cedar Lodge  


Favorite Golfers: Brooke Matthews (University of Arkansas), Nelly Korda and Rory McIlroy  


Goals for 2021 Season: A US Kids Golf World Championship Top 5 finish, Win a US Kids Golf Regional Championship, Defend State Invitational Titles and Shoot par or better in all Local Tour events.

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