With the boys golf season starting in March, the Russellville boys golf team is getting set for the challenges ahead.
Head coach Scott Johnson said the team’s goal is to get better everyday.
Johnson said there are a few skills the team is focusing on to advance that goal.
“(We) are working hard on consistent contact of the golf ball,” Johnson said. “Course management and crisp ball striking are daily goals.”
In the early parts of the season, Johnson said he would like to see the golfers navigate the course without a hole where there is a major setback.
“(I) would like to see all of my golfers navigate around the course without having major blow-up holes,” Johnson said. “Consistent distance and direction of the golf ball and not to three- or four-putt.”
As the season moves along, Johnson said he would like to see the Indians lower their team score to make them competitive. He also said he would like to see some golfers medal individually during some of their meets.
Johnson said that from what he has seen in practice so far, the team is getting better at the mental aspect when hitting the ball, but there is still some work to do.
“I have seen a lot of golf balls going in many different directions,” Johnson said. ” (We) are working on keeping the ball in the middle and limiting off-direction shots. We are getting better at hitting the ball with some thought process of where it is going.”
Russellville boys golf season schedule
March 22 - 4 p.m., at California Quad
March 30 - 4 p.m., at Versailles Quad
March 31 - 9 a.m., at Russellville Invitational
April 1 - 4 p.m., at Centralia Quad at Arthur Hills Golf Course, Mexico
April 7 - 9 a.m., at Versailles Tournament
April 13 - 4 p.m., at Osage Quad
April 14 - 9 a.m., at Southern Boone Invitational
April 21 - 9 a.m., at Show Me Conference Tournament at Redfield Country Club