On March 13, the Bryan County High School boys and girls golf teams competed in a quad match at Black Creek Golf Course against Effingham, South Effingham, and Toombs County and picked up a third place finish. The Redskins have won two of their four matches in this early golf season and first year coach, Morgan Jersey, is excited with the progress he is seeing from his young and inexperienced teams.
"This is my first year at BCHS and my first year as the golf coach here, so I was wanting to build for the future with younger players that are willing to work hard to get better and I think I have that attitude in these players," Jersey said.
Although you won’t see any Tiger Woods type skills, the young Redskin golfers are making positive strides when it comes to improvement, Jersey said.
"We dropped 15 overall strokes from our first match to the second," he said. "Then we cut down another 13 strokes from the previous match after that and that is awesome. It shows that the players are learning and developing course management skills that will help them develop their confidence as they compete and gain more experience against better competition".
The 11-member golf team is made up of only two seniors and many first time golfers, so there is much work to be done to get better but this young Redskin squad is making strides of improvement as they continue to work on the skills needed for future success. Coach Jersey said he knows there is much work to be done to get better, but thinks that developing confidence is top priority.
"These players need to develop more confidence and believe that they can do it, so we will continue to work on the basic fundamentals that will help increase their confidence and develop their playing skills," Jersey said.
The leading player so far this season for the boys has been Brandon Lyons, who according to Coach Jersey, is striking the ball pretty well. Leading the Lady Skins with her consistency is Ashley Cobb. The golf team will have a total of 12 matches this year before the region tournament that will be played this year at Hunter Air Force Base.