By Travis Smola
With a full varsity and JV squad, Vicksburg’s Lady Bulldog golf teams are enjoying their best turnout ever. “In my three years of coaching, we’ve never had the participation that we’ve had so that’s a big win so far,” Head Coach Brodie Hock said before the girls participated in a league jamboree event in Dowagiac at Indian Lake.
The squad has a lot of newer players, some of whom had never swung a club once prior to joining the team. Hock said one of the girls still hadn’t taken the plastic wrap off her new clubs when she arrived for the first practice. There is stiff competition from other schools in the Wolverine Conference. The main goal is for the girls simply to improve their game.
“We’re just trying to get better, one practice at a time give or take,” Hock said. They’re seeing results. In a league jamboree at Allegan, juniors Madison Aguillon and Megan Bresnahan both shot their best games ever. Another notable recent highlight included senior Joanna Bell getting her first birdie ever on a par 3.
“There’s some new players that if they stick with it they have the potential to be really good in a couple of years,” Hock said.