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Boys Golf is Back in Full Swing

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Sophomore, Logan Kees, gets ready to tee off. Photo Credit: Cindy Kees

Kaitlyn Burke, Sports Editor

Covid-19 robbed members of the boys’ golf team of their season last school year, and it left them eager to take on the greens and tee-boxes once again. Especially considering the Koshkonong Mounds Country Club (the golf team’s home course) was one of the first activities to open during the pandemic, many players got to strengthen their golf skills. Their polished game made exciting debuts to their fans and opponents. 

A beautiful day to play a home golf match. Photo Credit: Cindy Kees

 “To prepare for this golf season I spent a lot of my time during quarantine playing golf every day.  During covid, the golf course was one of the only real options I had to get out of the house, so I took advantage of it to get rid of some of that boredom and at the same time work on my game,” says Sophomore Logan Kees. Kees made an impressive impact on the team and did very well for his first time playing for the Blackhawks. This shows the amount of passion this team holds for the game. Bettering themselves brings joy and satisfaction, and they were able to stay positive during such a strange, unpredictable time.

Satisfaction from being out on the course isn’t the only thing the boys enjoy about golf, the atmosphere of the team is one like no other. 

Some of my favorite things about the Fort Atkinson Golf Team is the atmosphere. The group of guys and coaches are always a joy to be around. My coaches are Matt Reel and Mason Kent. Their coaching styles are great, which makes it even more fun to be out there,” Kees says. The boys’ golf team is overall a tight-knit team that sprouts fun and excitement in both practices and meets. 

Not only does the team have fun, but they are all very successful. A select few made particularly impressive accomplishments throughout the season. Junior Brayden Brown and Senior Greysen Wixom shared medalist honors with eight over-par rounds, and the team beat Watertown 178-209 in a conference dual meet at their home course. Also, not to mention, some impressive scores from freshman, Ethan Brown. Ethan tied with his brother on the front 9 at a home meet against Monroe on April 27th. The brothers both shot 40’s. 

Boys Varsity Golf gets ready to play Edgewood at home. Photo Credit: Cindy Kees

Golf is a huge mental game, and it is harder than many perceive it to be. The boys’ golf team did a great job this season overcoming these obstacles and ended up having a season of fun all the while. The team will say goodbye to a few seniors that made a large impact on the team’s success, like Gresyen Wixom and Luke Ellingson. The team will have to show resilience to these losses and come back next season trudging up the fairways with full steam.