Hickory Stick pro ‘mature beyond her years’

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As temperatures increase in the coming weeks, so, too, will the number of people set on challenging the manicured acreage of Hickory Stick Golf Club.

Reminded of this, Amber Pasel, who in October was promoted to head golf professional at the Center Grove area course, exudes the same quiet confidence that’s made her one of Indiana’s elite women’s amateur golfers.

“Ever since I was about 12, this is what I’ve wanted to do. I’m not fearful at all. It’s kind of a healthy nervousness I have. I feel ready,” said Pasel, who at 26 goes against the grain of traditional industry thinking both in terms of age and gender. “The biggest challenge has been organization. I feel like I’m very organized, but this is a whole new level.”

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