KFHS golf swings for improvement

Published 10:14 pm Wednesday, September 7, 2016

King’s Fork High School finished third behind Churchland and Great Bridge high schools during a conference golf match at Portsmouth’s Bide-A-Wee Golf Course on Wednesday.

The Bulldogs came out flat Wednesday evening, which could have been a result of time off for the recent holiday.

“We didn’t have enough practice,” coach Calvin Mitchell said. “Everyone was able to post a score, but everyone was a bit off out there.”

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One thing the Bulldogs want to do work on is not over-swinging at the ball. Mitchell hopes the tweaks will help them improve their scores.

“I want them to get better, and they are hungry to be better,” Mitchell said. “I need my 20 strokes from each player.”

Mitchell commended his team on elevating its play against better teams. The players want to be as good as their opponents, but they also understand it’s more about how they play than about their opponents. The conference tournament is approaching, and Mitchell wants to do the best he can to make sure his team is ready.

“When we get back to practice, I want to be sure I am building their confidence for playoff time,” Mitchell said. “I have no doubt that we will perform well.”

Great Bridge 307

Churchland 374

King’s Fork 445