New Jersey City freshman golfer Daniel Gaul is a fire science major with a deep passion for the sport of golf. New Jersey City, an associate member of the CAC in men’s golf, will compete in its fourth CAC Championship next week at Bay Creek Creek Resort in Cape Charles, Va. INTRODUCING … Daniel Gaul.
Briefly, what is your background in the sport you play?
I have been taking golf lessons since I was 10 years old.
What is your major in college, and what is the most important thing you learned in that discipline?
My major is fire science, and the most important thing I have learned is that you must take that extra step in order to be successful.
What is your favorite spot on campus?
My favorite spot on campus is the JMAC because most of the athletes spend time there, sporting events take place there, and we have a golf simulator there also.
Outside of your home and campus, where is your favorite place visit?
My favorite place to visit is Oakfield, Maine. It is a place where I can really relax and never have any worries when I am there.
Other than your team, what organization (s) do you participate in (on campus or off campus)?
I take part in the Howell Police Athletic League, Ramtown Fire Company.
Briefly describe the most memorable experience during your collegiate athletic career.
My most memorable experience so far during my athletic career, was during our tournament at Penn State Harrisburg when I had one of the best stretches of my game ever.
Other than your family members, who was the most influential person in your life?
One of the most influential person I have ever met was a Fire Captain in the City of Long Branch. He worked hard, and would always make you give one final push, trying to make you get the most out of what you are doing.
What is the most important societal issue facing college students?
Going out of your comfort zone because you are going into a completely different atmosphere when leaving home, and going to college.
If you could change any one item in the world (in your personal life, school, community, amateur or professional sports, national/international issue, etc.), what would it be, why, and how would you do it?
I would change the respect level that police officers, firefighters, medical personnel, and members of our armed forces get. They put their lives on the line, and I feel that they do not get enough credit.
What is your favorite form of entertainment?
Watching golf because I try to change the way I play the game based on how the professionals play, to become better.
If you could give one piece of advice to elementary school children, what would that advice be?
I would tell an elementary school child to never let your dreams die, and don't let someone tell you you can't do something.
Outside of the CAC, who or what is your favorite sports person or team?
Tiger Woods, because he has the drive to be the best golfer in the world, and to never get discouraged.
Name three (3) people, real or fictional, living or dead, that you'd like to have dinner with?
Tiger Woods- To try and get some pointers on the game
Derek Jeter- One of the best Yankees to ever play the game
Kevin Costner- My favorite actor, love every movie he has ever been in.