It has often been said that pain is inevitable, victory is forever.

It has often been said that pain is inevitable, victory is forever.

For Lone Grove’s Izzy Lette, she’s always dealt with her fair share of pain throughout her life, but she’s also been given an equal share of victories as well. 

These days, while the pain might be as much of a hinderance, Lette is still racking up her fair share of honors as a member of the Redlands Community College golf team in El Reno.

“Being a college golfer has been such a neat and wonderful experience for me so far,” Lette said. “I’m super blessed to have been given this opportunity to be able to play at the next level like this. I’ve gotten to meet so many amazing people from all over the world, and I’ve gotten to play on some wonderful golf courses at the same time.”

This season Lette and her teammates traveled all over Texas and Oklahoma as well as a stop in St. Joseph, Missouri and Wichita, Kansas.

Lette managed to be third in her individual team group at the UCO Classic this season, which was played at the Golf Club of Edmond. 

The end of the season though brought with it a taste of home as Lette played with her Redlands teammates at Lakeview Golf Course in the Regional Tournament. 

“For the most part it was a smooth transition into the college game for me,” Lette said. “There are obviously some differences though. In college there is a higher standard for people like me not just in the classroom but in life as well.”

“We’re expected to put in the work in the classroom and on the course as well,” Lette added. “That’s one of the good similarities though between now and when I played in high school.”

While she was a member of the Lone Grove Lady Horns golf team, Lette left her mark in more ways than one.

She was a two-time member of the All-Ardmoreite girls golf team, as well as finishing in the top-five of the Class 3A state tournament her junior year. 

Before her senior year though, Lette would undergo surgery to repair a torn hip labrum, but it didn’t slow her down once she returned to the links.

Lette would go on to set several school records including the lowest round and lowest career average, as well as being apart of the Lone Grove Lady Horns squad which won the Class 3A state runner-up her senior year.

She was also named as the 2018 Fighting Heart award winner at the Best of the Arbuckles Preps banquet.

“My hip is doing great, and I can’t even tell that I had surgery anymore to be honest,” Lette said. “Besides the slight popping that occurs occasionally, it’s stronger than ever. All the workouts and strength training have gone a long way with doing that.” 

“I try and check on the Lone Grove girls golf team whenever I can,” Lette added. “I definitely love seeing how they are doing, and I got to watch them at the state tournament this year in Norman. Getting to watch them brought back so many good memories, and all of those girls are just wonderful people with such big hearts.”