MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Max Levine, a resident of Mahopac and a senior at Trinity-Pawling High School (Pawling), has signed with Manhattan College, where he will compete on the school’s Division I golf team. He has been a member of the Trinity-Pawling varsity golf team since 2016 (captain since 2018).

You’ll be playing Division 1 golf next year at Manhattan College. Why did you choose that school?

Manhattan College offers everything I’m interested in pursuing. The campus is a tight-knit community located close to New York City, which is a huge advantage for internships. Being recruited to play golf made the final decision more appealing.

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What do you enjoy most about golf?

Spending time with the person I’m playing with, a round of golf usually takes four hours, which is a good amount of quality time to spend with a person.

What are your individual goals for your final season at Trinity-Pawling?

To finish my senior year with high academics, a strong athletic season, and make All Founder’s League.

How old were you when you started playing golf and what got you started?

At age 10 I started taking lessons at Mahopac Golf Club. I really enjoyed the sport and my first coach, Billy Ashford.

Who has been your biggest role model over the years and what have you learned from them?

My grandfather. He was a Marine and taught me the value of honor, courage, and commitment.

Do you know what you want to study in college?

I’m interested in business, finance, and or engineering

How do you get prepared to play a round?

I get to the course early and work on putting.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

A mind reader, so I could know other people’s thoughts.

What is something about yourself people would be surprised to learn?

My mother is from Texas and a lot of our family is still there. It’s fun to travel to see my extended family down South.

What is your favorite place to visit on vacation and why?

The Bahamas. I have been going there at least once a year since I was 2. I love the water, beaches, and picturesque golf courses.

What is your favorite place to eat locally?

Chili’s

What’s the go-to app on your phone and why?

Twitter. It keeps me updated on sports news.Twitter. It keeps me updated on sports news.