The Golf Team Aims for the Green

May 4, 2022


Maddux Ipock swinging off the tee. (photo provided by Fair Grove Newspaper)

The Fair Grove High School Golf team is approaching the middle of their season and have big expectations for what future tournaments hold.

According to Joshua Orr (12), a member of the Fair Grove Varsity Golf Team, the first tournament was in Clever and went very well. At the Seymour Tournament in Marshfield, Haydn Hall (11) shot 122, Charlie Harp (10) got a 130, Maddux Ipock (10) got a 127, and Orr shot an 87. 

There are many ways to improve throughout the season. Orr shared, “I have adjusted my form a little bit, and made my overall shot more accurate.” Ipock said, “I have improved by working out kinks in my high irons and driving. On those high irons and the driver, I have the tendency to slice it right, but the new coach Schoonover has helped me with that problem by making my arms move in sync with my body. It helped me a lot.” 

Golf can be a difficult sport to get into; however, the experience can be very rewarding. Orr explained, “I started playing golf because my Papa, Dad, and Brother would play, so it would always be fun to just go out there on the par-3 course and play with them. Then I have kind of just played every once and a while in summer and then onto high school.”

The Fair Grove Golf Team has had players qualify for state in the past, most notably Alumni Gavin Peterie and Thomas Bruemmer.

This is middle school Special Education teacher Robert Schoonover’s first-year coaching. Ipock shared, “I like Coach Schoonover. He has helped me with my game so much, and I am becoming the best player I can be with Coaches help.” 

“I am happy with how the season is going, and I am really excited to see what the rest of the season leads to,” Ipock stated.

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