Freshman Steps Up To Varsity Golf


Freshman Joey Key swings his club in a round of golf.

By Cole Sherman

The Knights started the season with nine freshman, including two on varsity. One of those freshman was Joey Key. Key has been playing golf for eight months, but has shown great promise for the Knights this season. Key has used every tournament as a learning experience and as a time to improve every time he steps foot on the course.

“I used the Bogey Hills Tournament as a first tournament experience to help me understand what it’s like to play competitive golf,” freshman Joey Key said.

With Key new to the game of golf, he has had to put in more effort in than most high school golfers. However, Key has taken advantage of his resources around him to be the best player possible.

“I just have been going to the range and working on tips that I get from YouTube to help me get better,” Key said. “I haven’t had a coach until Coach Wright so I have had to figure it out on my own.”

The game of golf is a game that can be played throughout a lifetime. Key looks to use golf as a hobby past high school. Key has opened himself to an endless amount opportunities to play the game by knowing the rules and proper etiquette needed. However, Key plans to play golf in a recreational manner.

“I don’t know if I will play past high school, I will definitely continue playing for fun, but I don’t know if I will continue playing competitively,” Key said.