GHS golfers, coach had ‘learning experience’

By Chip Burch • Last Updated 10:17 am on Friday, July 06, 2012

GREENVILLE — With a new coach coming into the Greenville golf program, a few adjustments still have to be made.

The Yellow Jackets won only one match in the O-K White Conference in 2012, but new coach Tyler Hubbard tried to put a positive spin on the season.

“We improved,” Hubbard said, measuring his words. “We had some guys that got some good experience in this year that we can build on for next year.”

Hubbard said he learned some things also as a first-year coach.

“It was a big learning experience, learning what works and what doesn’t work and my coaching style,” he said.

Hubbard only had one senior on the team, but there was one player who didn’t start the season on the varsity team that stood out to him.

“The first thing is Danny Bonner when he came up for the last few matches,” Hubbard said. “He was a freshman on JV the majority of the year. He came up and finished second at districts and made it to regionals. He stand out as a building point for the future.”

In fact, that’s what Hubbard is banking on for next year.

“I feel a lot of potential there for the next year with some of the younger guys coming up from JV,” he said. “The experience from the juniors combined with the talent from JV, I really look for a lot of improvement for next year.”

But how much improvement the Jackets make next year will be determined on what they do this year, Hubbard noted.

“The biggest thing is getting practice in during the offseason,” he said. “Summer is the time for improvement. All of them have their little things they need to improve on, but all in all just getting time on the range and the course is what they need to do.”

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