The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Golfers bring plenty of potential in numbers to ’17 season


March 14, 2017

BOYS GOLF TEAM members include, in front, from left, Davin Guzman, Carson Smith, Tye Moore, Colton Pickett, Travis Thorpe, Jackson Royer and Jasper Korn. In second row, from left, are Nick McIntyre, Nich James, Kai Bryson, Payton Ulrich, Austen Miller, Lane Barstad and Kolton Hanson. Not pictured are Jake Hindmarsh, Jackson Lynn, Seth Wright, Sean Wolthuis and Bryce Nichols.

Golf Head Coach Pat Davis has a problem.

He’s overloaded with players.

“We have 18 boys,” Davis said last week, before two more joined the team. “That’s absolutely unheard-of.”

Golf coaches, unlike some other sports in which players compete as individuals as well as a team, such as wrestling, track, cross-country and swimming, generally try to keep their rosters to 10 players – a varsity and a JV team – if they even have that kind of turnout.

Of course, for Davis, it’s really a good problem and these numbers could portend a bright future for Sweet Home golf if...

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