Golfers begin season with competitive tryouts

golfbtry312010Before he went to Mid Rivers Golf Links for the first practice on March 1, golf coach Les Hager was already mentally preparing for the season and hoping to build on last year’s accomplishments.

“We sent two guys to State last year,” senior Tyler Wagner said. “We can definitely get three this year.”

According to Hager, he’s looking for around 12 boys with experience.

“We’d love to have people come for tryouts,” Hager said. “It’s a very competitive situation though; players should be reasonably polished.”

Throughout the season, Hager will work with players to keep those physical skills polished, including everything from their full swing to their putting technique. Hager will work with the boys on their mental approach to the game as well.

“[I want to] do better than last year,” sophomore Jaxon Nagel said. “I want to work on my concentration.”