Just six minutes from the Woodward-Granger Hawks High School, you can find nine individual student-athletes working on their game in hopes of improving their skills before the new season begins.
Some are driving the ball, others chip away at their short game, and the rest might be “putting” in some time on the green.
“As we head into the season the team’s success will be determined by how they continue to work together in terms of reaching their team goals,” David Combs, Hawks head coach said. “By each player improving their individual play.”
Three top performing players return this season to once again lead the Hawks into wins, which might equate to individual and team postseason play.
Brady Aunspach and Austin Ober, seniors, along with junior Nick Brummond are back with their combined 47.05 average - adjusted by a combined 9 & 18 holes course rating - to lead a fresh new group.
Last season Ober’s 46.84 average led the squad, with Aunspach’s 46.95 average a close second, and Brummond’s 47.38 finishing third. Also returning into the fold are sophomores Max Helbling who averaged a 53.77 and Hunter Pierce with a 53.38.
Combs is hoping all his veterans will step up and help guide the younger less experienced teammates.
First year Hawks players looking to contribute are sophomores Joe Rhodes, Jimmy Guzzi and freshman Liam Anderson and Nick Buch.
These nine Hawks players will look to improve on last season’s numbers of 189.06 - adjusted 9 & 18 hole rating. Combs knows that decreasing even one to two strokes per player will make a huge difference.
“That way come the conference tournament and sectional play we are playing our best golf and giving ourselves a chance to advance because of their growth during the year,” Combs said.