Learn more about professional golfer and TorchPro’s newest, Tess Hackworthy! Tess began playing golf around three or four years old through a junior program in her neighborhood, where she played every Friday and enjoyed the competition aspect and being around the other kids. Her brother also played, so this was a way for her to keep up with him and gave her an activity she could beat him in. She began competing in tournaments at the age of nine and continued playing more and more competitively into high school where golf became her main focus.
As a freshman in college, Tess got a scare of her own when she was diagnosed with skin cancer. Being a golfer, at the University of Wisconsin at the time and now as a professional golfer, avoiding the sun is no easy task for Hackworthy. With her position as a professional athlete, Tess hopes to use her platform to inform, educate, and encourage others, especially those who are also battling with melanoma, to take care of themselves and their skin.