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Breaking News: Elite junior golfer Finn Meister has officially committed to Division I Ole Miss for the upcoming 2025-26 school year!

Join us in congratulating Finn on this remarkable achievement. We can't wait to see the impact he'll make on the collegiate golf scene. 🏌️‍♂️🔥 #NextLevel #GolfStar #OleMissBound!

Hailing from Tucson, Arizona, Finn Meister has carved out a junior golf career that would make most young golfers envious. In the remarkable year of 2023 alone, he clinched victory in three prestigious events: the JGAA Spring Classic (69,65), the Arizona High School Fall Preview (69,65), and The Flowing Wells Tournament of Champions (63,70). Finn's dedication and skill on the course are truly commendable. Congratulations on these outstanding accomplishments!

Finn Meister's performance in the 2022 Notah Begay III National Junior Championship, finishing T4, showcased his undeniable skill on the course. His consistent excellence has rightfully placed him on the radar of numerous collegiate coaches. Beyond his talent, Finn's like-ability adds another layer to his appeal, making him a can't-miss recruit. The future looks bright for this exceptional young golfer!

Finn at the NB3 National Junior Golf Championship 2022.

TJG: Congratulations, Finn, on an outstanding junior golf career! Now, let's dive into your collegiate decision to attend Ole Miss for the 2025-26 school year. Can you share more about the process? Was it a challenging decision for you?

Finn: The process is a little stressful because you are talking to lots of coaches, and you don’t want to rule anyone out but at the same time there are some schools that you don’t think you want to go to and some schools that you are not sure how interested they are in you (at the beginning). I wanted to have my decision made by the end of October.

TJG: How many schools were in consideration before you made the decision to attend Ole Miss for the 2025-26 school year?

Finn: I visited 4 schools in person and talked to lots of coaches on the phone. I tried to narrow down my visits to schools that I could really see myself playing at. I visited Arizona, Colorado Boulder, TCU and Ole Miss.

TJG: What helped you lean towards Ole Miss?

Finn: Ole Miss’s practice facility was amazing; they have a 15 acre short game/putting/practice area that is only for the golf teams (it’s also lighted). On my visit I practiced there at night with some of the guys on the team. Coach Malloy and Coach Emerson are great, and I can’t wait to get there and work with them.

TJG: Reflecting on your junior golf journey, Finn, were there any obstacles you had to overcome that influenced your considerations for collegiate options? We'd love to hear more about the challenges you navigated and how they shaped your path.

Finn: My sophomore year in high school I hurt my back playing pick up basketball at school. It was kind of random because when it happened it was a little bump and I didn’t think anything of it. I was out for about 5 weeks which hurt my preparation for my 2022 summer tournament schedule which was a big summer for college coaches to watch me and for rankings etc. I missed the first event of the summer and wasn’t as prepared for the next one. I learned that being healthy trumps everything else.

Rapid Fire Q’s:

Favorite golfer(s). Viktor Hovland, Justin Thomas

Typical day. On weekends if I don’t have an early tee time, sleep in some then go to course and practice for 1-2 hours and then play 9 or 18.

Tournament day routine. For early tee times I try to eat but it’s hard. I like to get to the course about 1 hour before my tee time, stretch, range warm up then chip and putt. For later tee times, sleep as long as I can, eat, then same warm up routine. 1 hour warm up is good for me.

Favorite foods, snacks, drinks. Pancakes for breakfast if I have a late tee time or a bowl of cereal for early tee times. I’m working on being better at eating on the course. Lately I have been eating peanut butter filled pretzel bites. I only drink water on the course.

What is your favorite go to shot? Draw

Line on your ball for putting? Right now I use a line

Cross hand putter or regular? regular

Any golf superstitions? I use a quarter dated in the 1960’s to mark my ball

Parents role in your golf journey. My parents have helped me so much. My dad is like a caddy making sure I have everything I need for a tournament (food etc.). He travels with me to all my tournaments. My dad also helps with course strategy and keeping statistics. My mom is great because she is always smiling whether I play good or not as good.

What is the best part of your game? Driver

How far do you carry your driver? 290-300

Interesting fact about you. I don’t hit balls for endless hours. I like to practice and then go play on course.

Other sports. Soccer, Baseball, basketball, football, skiing.

Younger Finn playing baseball

What’s in your bag: Ping G430 9’ LST, Ventus TR Blue Tour X, Ping G430 Max 3W, Ping G425 19’ 3hy, 4-PW Ping I230 KBS C-Taper 120, 52’,56’,60’ Ping Glide 4.0 KBS, Ping Answer 2 Satin

Who or what inspired you to play golf? My dad got me into golf.

Finn's first golf photo

Exercises you do for golf. I train with a TPI trainer 1-2 days a week.

School. Catalina Foothills High School

Role model(s). My dad

Finn with his dad Matt

Favorite actor. Liam Neeson

Favorite singer. Morgan Wallen

Pet. Maple golden doodle.

What impression do you hope people, especially young aspiring golfers, will have when they hear your name? I hope they say that I am a competitor.

Player Profile:

Name: Finn Meister

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

State: AZ

Name of golf tour(s): JGAA, AJGA & will also be playing Open amateur events

Total Junior Wins: 10

Jr Golf Scoreboard rank: 43rd at time of commitment

Rolex Scoreboard rank: 55th at time of commitment

Sponsors: Ping, Titleist, Footjoy

Biggest goal in golf: PGA Tour

Where can we find you on social media: Instagram, Twitter