Hailing from Arizona, Ari took her talents east to represent the University of Tennessee on the Women's Golf Team in the fall of 2016. The Georgia Southern transfer competed for 2 seasons (2016-2019) as a Lady Vol, where her golf game led her to compete in almost every tournament with a counting score for the team. Her athleticism and competitive personality make her a reliable and consistent player then and now as a Professional. She is friendly and social to competitors, while also determined to perform on the course. Ari currently competes on the Cactus Tour and Symetra Tour events with her sights set on making it to the LPGA Tour.
When Ari isn't golfing, she can be found hiking trails in Arizona, and traveling to spend time with friends across the country. Fun Fact: She also is a DJ!
We are so excited to have Ari as a leader of Team Teleri! She has been a strong supporter and wearer of Teleri Athletics since we first launched, and continues to be a pillar of character that aligns directly with Team Teleri. Check out the 2021 POWER PLAY Collection to see the Ari Skort named after her! Teleri Athletics is lucky to know Ari in the golf community, but as a friend first, making her the perfect selection for a skort name and a Brand Ambassador.
- Logged six rounds at par or better in her final four tournaments of her career at Tennessee, including a pair of 3-under 69's in the Westbrook Invitational
- Top 25 on the Cactus Tour Money List (2020)
- T3 (-5) Tournament Finish on the Cactus Tour
What is one of your favorite memories playing golf?
One of my favorite memories in golf was playing well and regionals and making it to nationals my senior year at UT.
What's the best advice you have for a junior wanting to play collegiate golf?
My best advice for a junior would be to learn time management before being thrown into college. Golf and school are both simple separately but when you try to do both it’s hard to do them both well, and having a great sense of time will really help you be great at both.
Biggest takeaway from collegiate golf.
My biggest takeaway from collegiate golf is time management. It can be tough being a student and an athlete but learning how to manage two very time-consuming things at once will help you so much!
What is the day in the life of a professional golfer?
A day in the life of a pro golfer is a lot different. You have to prioritize and plan on your own. Nobody is there to push you. You have to set a schedule and motivate yourself to practice and workout each and every day.
What is the best golf advice you've ever received?
The best golf advice I’ve ever received is “it’s just a game”. You can’t let one hole or one round ruin your love for the game or stress you out and defeat you. Hard days happen and you have to tell yourself it’s just a game you love and the more you practice the less bad days you will have.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In five years I hope to still be playing golf but to also work for a golf or sports company in marketing. (Preferably Teleri Athletics!!!)
Update: Ari is working as a Sales Representative for Backswing Golf Events!
Pick one: Junior Golf, Amateur Golf, Professional Golf, Collegiate Golf.
I would choose college golf all day long. Fantastic experience.
Favorite practice drill.
Lag putting box drill
What is the best part of your game?
What is the best thing you've gotten out of golf?
Best thing I've gotten out of golf is friendships with people who live in all different states and even my current best friends from Tennessee golf.