J.D. Hoft has always been a talented athlete, but with golf, this two-time Hilton Head Amateur champion got a second chance.
Growing up in Nutley, New Jersey, in the shadow of Manhattan’s skyscrapers, J.D. Hoft was every bit the natural athlete. Even in his junior year of high school, this talented soccer and baseball standout was already on the radar for several prominent college recruiters.
His fast track to athletic stardom was all but assured, until the day he blew his knee out.
“At the time, all I thought was, ‘I can’t play soccer; what the hell am I going to do?’,” Hoft said.