Young golf team has big dreams
Published: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Just as it was last year, the young Custer High School girls golf team needs to continue to play if it wants to make it to the state tournament.
“We’re focusing on getting them to play better and learn the game,” said coach Royed Hollick. “They’re up to it. They’re ready to put in the hard work.”
There are two girls on this year’s team—Kassidy Adam and Marlee Schneider. Hollick said Schneider has been taking lessons over the summer, so she is aware of what to do, while Adam is starting to understand the essentials of the sport more.
“They need to be positive about playing and go from there. If they concentrate on what they are doing, their games should improve,” Hollick said. “They’re still young and they get a bit frustrated when they hit bad shots. They just need to put it behind them.”
The ultimate goal for the girls is to compete at the state tournament.
“They asked if they would be playing varsity golf, but we will have to see where it goes. We’re happier with them competing against kids their own age as apart from high school kids. We’ll just have to see how it goes,” Hollick said. “They’re both excited and want to go to state (in some point of time). They have the capability. They just need to concentrate.”
Until then, Hollick will keep giving them homework to help their game.
“I have them watch the pros on the weekend and they have done that,” he said. “I have an app from Golf Central that has learning videos we will watch. Hopefully we can watch those and they can learn additional skills from those.”
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