Global Perspective Spotlight: Searching for the “heart of golf” in the United States and Scotland, with Jake Patterson ’25

News & Spotlights | August 17, 2023
Jake Patterson ’25 with professional golfer Alyaa Abdulghany

For his Global Perspective summer, Jake Patterson ’25 is traveling throughout the United States and Scotland “on a search for the heart of golf.”

The scholar has been caddying on the Epson Tour for Alyaa Abdulghany, a professional golfer.

The scholar said creating lifelong relationships with people he’s met along the way has been the most meaningful aspect of the summer.

“Golf is more than a score: it’s a dynamic experience that brings so many fascinating people together,” he said. “I’m thankful to the Morehead-Cain Foundation for giving me the support to catalyze these relationships and gain an up-close understanding of what makes golf so special, at all levels.”

Learn more about Jake’s summer.

The Global Perspective summer is an opportunity to conduct an independent research project or learn about a new sector or part of the world through a more traditional internship.

Learn more about the Morehead-Cain Summer Enrichment Program.