BOWLING GREEN – A season of learning experiences ended with one more lesson Tuesday.
There is still a lot of work to do.
The Fremont Ross boys golf season came to a close in the sectional tournament at Stone Ridge Golf Club, a course that hasn’t been kind to Ross over the years, and it continued to torment the Little Giants Tuesday.
“It was a very tough day for the Little Giants,” said coach Jim Scharer after his squad posted a score of 439, led by John Mapus’ team-low score of 98.
“The course was extremely wet and we don’t have kids that hit the ball a long way, so they didn’t get any roll. The greens are fast and the course was slow. It was one of those days, and we didn’t have our best day.”
Despite the rough end to the season, Scharer’s optimism for the future remains high. Ross’ roster is filled with freshman and sophomores – many of whom are still learning the basics of the game – but have shown flashes of potential for great things in the next two or three years.
But Scharer impressed upon his youngsters that they’ll have to be responsible for their own improvement between now and the start of next season.
“I told the kids we’d have to improve about six or seven shots per year per guy if we ever want to get back to districts,” Scharer said. “I said I know that sounds like a lot, but in your guys’ case, you can easily cut down on two and three-putts, and wasted shots around the green, keeping it from out of bounds, keeping it from the water. Those things add up real fast.
“They need to play a lot of golf in the spring and summer because if they just rely on coming out for the season, we’ll never reach our goals. And in this game, you get better by playing.
“But things are looking bright for the future.”