Baseball was always West Warwick’s Tyler Boisclair’s sport of choice growing up.
After a successful high school career, Boisclair decided to take his talents to Framingham State University in Massachusetts. After some time away from home, he decided to transfer to the Community College of Rhode Island, as well as make a switch in sports.
Boisclair always loved golf as well, calling it his second sport. He decided when he moved back home that golf would be the sport he wanted to pursue at CCRI.
Now, with his sophomore year winding down, Boisclair has emerged as the top player in the CCRI club and was recently awarded the Golf MVP award at the school.
“It’s fantastic, Tyler is a great kid, great student. He does everything you ask and you couldn’t ask for a better player. You couldn’t ask for a better student-athlete,” said CCRI coach James Stringfellow. “He’s a coachable kid and that’s one of the best qualities about Tyler, he’s always willing to take some pointers to improve his game. He’s an athlete and it’s easy for athletes to switch from one sport to another.”
Boisclair felt that his success stemmed from hard work and the time he has spent on the course sharpening his skills.
“It felt good (to be rewarded). I’m not really an awards-based person but it’s nice to be recognized every once in a while for your hard work. I pride myself on how hard I work and my work ethic and that’s thanks to my parents. I spend a lot of time on what I do, I practice a lot, that’s the only way that you’re going to get better,” said Boisclair.
Stringfellow was impressed by how quickly Boisclair improved on the course and felt that his attention to detail is what separates him from some many of the other golfers out there.
“His game has improved a lot. His course management is fantastic compared to his freshman year, he’s striking the ball better, making better decisions on the green and fairway. He’s going to RIC next year and is going to be a great asset for them. He’s constantly working hard to improve and to make his game better. In the next couple of years he’s going to be phenomenal,” said Stringfellow, who was also proud of the leadership that Boisclair provided to his teammates.
“He was one of our leaders this year, one of our captains. He’s always trying to help others on the course, giving them pointers and trying to help them improve their game to make themselves better and to help out the team.”
As the season winds down, Boisclair hopes the team will finish strong and win the regional crown.
“We’ve got two weeks until regionals and I think that if everyone is out there practicing then we can definitely win. It depends on how hard everyone works. I’ve seen a big improvement in a lot of the kids just from playing a lot,” said Boisclair.
Boisclair also hopes to continue his development as he prepares for RIC next season.
“There’s definitely room for improvement. I can always get better and work harder but that’s what I do. I’m always working hard at it.”