For the 2019 season, DSA golfers swung their hardest at the tee boxes, chipped away in the bunkers and found their way on the putting greens. This season was one to be proud of. Out of five teams in the conference, DSA golf finished third, which is a great feat considering they only had a complete team four out of the six season matches.
This season, the team brought on many freshmen who learned to golf and fell in love with the game. Head Coach Kendel Chrysler looks forward to seeing those freshmen learn from this season, apply themselves to the sport and become life-long golfers. Coach Chrysler and the entire team are also proud of the qualifying DSA golfer: Angel Greer.
Greer finished his high school golfing career at the State Championships where he sacrificed his own body to ensure he had the best experience possible.
“He played the entire season with a torn-up knee, knowing he needed a season-ending surgery, but he held it off and gutted it out,” Coach Chrysler said. “It showed a lot of self-determination and I know it brought him lifelong memories he will be able to cherish. He had a lot of ability and at times could do things with a golf ball only a few people in this world can.”
Greer earned First-Team All-Sunset and Second-Team All-Southern Conference honors to end the season. Along with Greer, Gavin Patterson earned Second-Team All-Sunset.
Next year, the team is excited to grow and improve even more, and it’s already looking hopeful, especially because six Varsity Letter Winners are returning next year. Coach Chrysler also looks forward to bringing on another class of freshmen and exposing them to the game. He hopes this will create a competitive atmosphere that institutes a culture of hard work and competitiveness that is necessary in progressing from a developing to an established program.
“I’m curious which of you are going to dedicate yourself to improving in a game that can change your lives,” Coach Chrysler said. “You will only get out of golf what you put into it. We have brought the game, the course, the equipment, the instruction to you at no cost. We have every opportunity in the world. Now it’s time to see what you are going to do with it!”