“I had a conversation with Jimmy while he was at UVM in medical school. He said, ‘Chloe, the education you will get at Middlebury is unmatched, and the relationship you will have with your professors can’t compare at any other institution.’”
Levins’s mother, Mary Anne Levins, would take her toddler along when she played golf—Chloe remembers having a putter in her hands at age two and hitting shots at age four.
“I’ve never had a lesson, and I didn’t begin keeping score until I began playing competitive golf in high school,” Levins said. “My mom . . . instilled in me that golf is a lifetime sport. It’s a character sport, a sport of etiquette and respect, and it is a privilege.”
It’s also a sport that demands mental toughness, something Levins summoned during the Vermont’s Women’s Amateur. She had entered that competition only once before, when she finished second as a 16-year-old, and she hadn’t played a round in three weeks when she played in the tournament last month at Middlebury’s Ralph Myhre Golf Course.