Young Mens ZEBRA GOLF PREVIEW 2016
The Zebras Linksters again
have 4 of the top 5 players returning from the previous seasons
Regional qualifying squad. Thats a nice place to be but
that also presents a large hill to climb. Junior Killian Bailey
(low scoring average in each of the last two seasons) play #1
for the Zebras. Sweet swinging Senior Aaaon Orr has had
the 2nd lowest scoring average during each of the past two seasons
and will be expected to compete and play for the #2 position.
Junior Jackson Sawyer, who was the low Zebra at the 2015
IHSAA Regional, is expected to continue his steady improvement
and will likely play in the #2-3 spot much of the year. Senior Jaxon
Jones is another player with a solid swing and tremendous potential.
He needs to get on track early and gain confidence quickly
to give the Zebras a chance to be consistently solid. He
should be able to play in the #4-5 spot on talent alone but if the
Zebras are to challenge many of the higher level teams in the
area, he will need to post personal bests on a regular basis. Senior
Daniel Butler had difficulty cracking the top 5 last season but
should get substantial time in the #4-5 slots. He
is another player that will need to make nice strides if the Zebras
are to improve scoring averages from last season and challenge for
a sectional title. In short, the team swings the
clubs fairly well but will be working with new pitching, chipping,
and putting drills in order to lower scores. RHS should
also have a couple new Freshman players coming in from RMS.
That team was the 2015 RRC Champions. We'll see what the
call-out meeting brings in February.
The overall outlook
for 2016 should be to expect another slightly improved team
with nice depth through the 6th or 7th position, very competitive
matches and the potential for an even stronger team than last season's
Regional Qualifiers. A trip to the Regional should be expected.
A Sectional Championship is certainly within this teams grasp.
A trip to the State Finals is hardly realistic at this point.
However, these guys do work hard during the regular season
and have always made improvements during the year. I'm anxious
to see how the short game new drills and games will impact scoring.
There is quite alot of work to do. GO STRIPE IT ZEBRAS!
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ZEBRA GOLF PREVIEW 2016
The Lady Z's will start the 2016
season with several returning players. Kinley Lingenfelter
will be a Senior and returns with the lowest scoring average in RHS
Girls Golf History. She was the TRC Conference Champion
and made her 3rd consecutive trip to the IHSAA State Finals where
she finished in 16th position. Rosalie Navarro, Jade Bennesh,
Ashliegh Navarro, and Renae Bickle will also return to the squad and
with continued improvement, this team could post 4 respectable scores
The overall team outlook is still very unpredictable
at this point. So much revolves around those with interest making
the effort to solidify fundamentals and make the time to improve that
it is difficult to consider a TRC Team Title. However,
I think Coach Chad Thomas is hoping to make a run and I certainly
think this team is capable of a few suprises.
The 2016 Lady Zebras
will still be an underdog starting the fall campaign but it is
always fun to watch these Z's try to catch their stride
GO STRIPE IT ZEBRAS!
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has limited quantities available for retail
The 3 models (Believe, Trust, Expect) provide 3 slightly varied balance
points to accomadate different stroke types and are available
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work is being done locally by JE Engineering (Jeff Elliot) and the
putters are being milled at Machined Castings (Monte Hoffman), also in
Rochester, Indiana. Headcovers with the Intelligent
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A Brief Description....
The Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek (formerly Mill Creek Golf Course)
is a traditional 18 hole layout located in downtown Rochester, Indiana.
The Golf Shop moved to its current location, at the renovated Gerig
Round Barn on the south side of the course, in January of 2005 and
the golf course layout has also undergone some routing changes. The
course is asthetically pleasing and challenging for golfers of all
ability levels and additional improvements are underway that will
continue to establish the Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek as one
of the best places to play for golfers seeking both quality and affordabilty.
The course par is a very traditional 36-36 = 72, and each nine is
a challenging blend of reasonable birdie opportunities and tough pars.
The opening hole is a difficult starting hole that features a small
lake down the left side and Mill Creek down the right side and crossing
the fairway. Holes 2 through 4 offer a little relief and a chance
to get into the flow of the round. The 5th through the 9th may well
be one of the more difficult finishes to a nine in this part of the
state. Included in that streatch is a Par 3 that can play up to 221
yards, a moderately long dogleg Par 4, and 3 consecutive holes that
feature water almost entirely down the left side. The 10th is a par
3 that begins from an elevated tee in the shadow of the Barn and heads
due East to a two tiered green gaurded on the left by a well placed
bunker. The 11th is a 580 yard Par 5 that is reachable only by the
longest of hitters. The 12th is a risk and reward Par 5 that is reachable
in two with a carry over a large waste area or easily playable in
3 shots without ever needing to unleash the driver. The 17th is another
risk and reward hole that can be a great temptation. A well struck
tee shot will carry Mill Creek and leave less than 100 yards while
a layup is much safer but requires a 175-200 yard approach. The 18th
is a short par 4 that also features a small lake on the left and Mill
Creek on the right. Scramblers may try to drive the green while those
playing for their own score will likely hit a 200 yard tee shot and