Petaluma Teen Finds His Focus of Golf Course

Matt Mokski takes his golf stance in front of the ball. “Strong legs. Soft hands. Aim for the target,” he says to himself. Lots of athletes talk to themselves, but in Mokski’s case, the repetitive exercise is more important than just self-encouragement.

The developmentally delayed 14-year-old, headed into eighth grade at Kenilworth Junior High School, has to work a little harder than most young athletes to stay focused and make his body perform well. Despite his difficulties communicating and processing information, Mokski has become an accomplished young golfer. Read more.