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Shelby Girls Fall Champions 2015, 2016
Shelby Sr Boys Fall Champions 2008, 2013
Shelby Sr Boys Fall Runner-Up 2017
TMSGA Boys Spring State Runner-Up 2009
TMSGA Boys Spring Western Regional Champions 2014

 

 

Update Mon 9/24

Due to the weather, we had had to re-schedule both boys events.  The "A" Championship is now on Thursday, September 27th at 10 AM at Irene.  The "B" Championship is Tuesday, October 2 also at 10 AM.  Be ready to play at 9:45 AM each day.  Teams are the same.

I am sorry but I will not be at the "B" event.  The coaches from MUS and GSL will be in-charge.  

girls start play at 10 AM on Wed, 9/26 be ready by 9:45 to start

Boys A Carson, Tate, Joseph, Harrison, Whit

Boys B Hudson, Joshua, Austin, Noah, Owen, Walt

Girls - Claire and Shelby

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Update 9/5:

MUS "A" 180  ECS "A" 198  Carson 45, Tate 47, Joseph 52, Harrison 54, Noah 60

MUS "B" 190  ECS "B" 240  Owen 59, Whit 60, Hudson 60, Austin 61, Cooper 61, Walt 61, Joshua 63

Playing from the white tees is a little harder and longer than the red tees!

Let me know who will NOT be at the match on Friday.  The school has said that you can be dismissed at 2:20 on Friday to get to the match.

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Updated 9/3:

I have updated the boys match schedule with 2 venues:  PDS is trying to get Memphis National for our match

Golf this week:

Tuesday - girls Par 3 front 9

Wednesday - boys versus MUS at Plantation - all play

Thursday - girls Par 3 back 9

Friday - boys versus Woodland at Wedgewood - all play

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With the rain shortened match today, we used the score compared to par for the 1st 4 holes played:

results - ECS "A" team - +14;  SG "A" team +21:  Carson - even; Harrison +3, Tate +4, Joseph +7, Owen +10, Whit +11

results - ECS "B" team - +41; SG "B" team +32:  Noah +7, Austin +11, Hudson +12, Cooper - no card

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Great first Girl's Match - ECS and Hutchison tied for 1st place with a 69

Claire - 30 -medalist

Shelby - 39

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Update - Sunday, Aug 26

Golf plans for the week:

Monday - girls practice at 345 at Windyke Par 3

Tuesday - Girls Match

Wednesday - boys match at Plantation - all boys will play - match starts at 4 pm

Thursday - Girls match 

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Update - Thursday August 23rd:

Scores from today:  Carson 46; Tate 49, Harrison 53, Joseph 56, Whit 59, Owen 59 

Girls practice on Friday at Windyke Par 3 at 3:45

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In order to help get the most out of practice, I need to split the boys into 2 groups:  

Group 1 - Carson Todd, Joseph Eriksen, Whit Dean, Owen Murphy, Tate Jackson, & Harrison Smith

Group 2 - Joshua Morky, Walt Butler, Noah Cheek, Hudson Stephens, Cooper Dye, & Austin Coombs

 

Practice schedule for the coming week:

Monday, 8/20 - Group 2 - Vantage Point Driving Range on Macon.  Start time 4 pm - that is about the earliest that I can get there.

Tuesday, 8/21 - Group 1 - we will go to a course (to be named) to play 9 holes

Thursday, 8/23 - Group 2 plus Shelby - Windyke Par 3 course - 3:45 start

 

If you have not yet done this, please get your Physical forms into the middle school office.  You will not be able to play in a match until they have your form.  

 

Stay hydrated - drink plenty of water each day!

 

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Welcome to the start of the Fall 2018 golf season - we will have our first meeting/practice on Saturday, August 11th at Windyke Par 3.  Lets meet at the Par 3 house at 9:30 AM.  We will play 9 holes that day after meeting and paper work.

Be sure to get your physicals completed and turned into the middle school office.

  

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Yesterday, I observed the following items:

1. Missed putts - our head and shoulders tend to moving too soon which results in lip outs and poor direction and speed. We need to continue to work on mainting the head still after impact, to listen for the putt to drop.

2. Alignment - our body is aimed one way while our target is another direction - leads to pulls, blocks, mishits.

3. Tempo - we snap the club back too fast and try to swing for the moon. Better tempo=better consistancey=better control and DISTANCE.

4. Chipping - while the form and thought process was still there - we are still using a club with too much loft which results in shots finishing half way to the hole = long and more putts.
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To see either the boys or girls schedule, go to Schedules, then select as the team either the ECS boys or ECS girls.
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We need to make sure that when we get in trouble, like trees, that we get back to the fairway and do not waste shots trying to pull off the 1 shot in 20 that might make it.

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Lesson Tips
Full swing

1. Set your grip while behind the ball.
2. Pick out your aiming spot.
3. Address the ball. Remember to "bow down" toward the ball. Your feet, hips and shoulders should be parallel to the intended line of the ball and target. Imagine that you are standing an a railroad track. The ball is on the rail farthest from you and you are on the rail closest to you.
4. Swing and release the club down the intended line of flight.


Putting

1. All putts will have some amount of break.
2. Line the putt up from behind the ball.
3. Take your practice stroke from behind the ball while looking at your line. Think about how hard you need to stoke the ball to get it to finish just past the hole. A ball that finishes short of the hole never goes in!
4. Set up to the ball by placing your dominant hand first on the putter to line up your putt. Then place your other hand on the putter.
5. Be sure to "bow down" to the ball so that your eyes are over the ball and the intended line of your stroke.

I also like to see your place the ball forward in your stance toward the foot that is closest to the hole. For right-handers, this will be your left foot and for left-handers, this will be your right foot. That way you do not stroke the ball into the ground before it rolls toward the hole.

Upcoming Games/Practices
Sep 26
ECS Girls @ Girls "A" Championship
10:00am
Sep 27
ECS Boys @ Boys "A" Championship
10:00am
Oct 2
ECS Boys @ Boys "B" Championship
10:00am
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