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King George girls varsity basketball team outlasts Colonial Beach

King George girls varsity basketball team outlasts Colonial Beach

From the opening tip-off to the final click of the clock, the King George girls’ varsity baske...

Colonial Beach Drifters settle into 2015-2016 basketball season

Colonial Beach Drifters settle into 2015-2016 basketball season

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Foxes and Yellow Jackets battle for Junior Varsity Championship

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Hook a Kid on Golf Green Level

Last week at Cameron Hills Golf Course, the virtues of patience, course knowledge and experience were exemplified through the Hook a Kid on Golf Green Level program. Nine aspiring golfers participated in the King George Parks & Recreation sponsored program this year. 

Whether it was playing with family members or in competition, Green level members were required to have some level of golf experience. 

In light of the summer baseball season, coach Irving Taylor and his staff were faced with the challenge of converting baseball swings into a fundamentally sound golf swing. 

“Most of the kids have been involved with baseball over the summer,” Taylor said. “The technology is all together different versus the golf swing; whereas, in baseball you hit the ball, don’t care where it’s going. In the game of golf, the player has an objective, and a sense of where the ball is going to land.”

The Hook a Kid on Golf Green Level players included: Jadyn Anderson, Carson Auison, Jeremiah Collins, Shea Hennessee, Skylar Hennessee, Sydney Hennessee, Samuel Jensen, Ryan Sydnor, and Andrew Thompson. 

With sports area icon Irving Taylor at the helm, the program has a 17-year history of producing standout athletes that have moved on to the King George High School golf program. It is the high school’s only feeder system. Taylor’s assistants were Lonnie Southall, Amy Southall, and Colton Southall.

Taylor was delighted to teach his five-step method knowledge of the game to his young protégées. “The five-step method teaches you how to calculate the differences in golf,” Taylor said. “A kid will know how many yards or the range of distance to his or her target, because every club in the bag is designed to go a certain distance.”

Throughout the week, Taylor and his staff honor course safety and golf etiquette. “Safety is always a concern,” Taylor said. “Kids know not to walk in front or behind a player swinging a club, and if the ball is headed in the direction of an unsuspecting spectator, they are instructed to alert the person by yelling fore. Most importantly, players should be silent while their opponent is in the process of lining up a shot—golf is a time honored gentleman’s game.”

Over the years, as a head coach, Taylor has been a major influence with the King George High School golf program. Now retired, and teaching the sport to a new generation of golfers, Taylor has seen his coaching methods make a huge difference in the game of experienced green level golfers. “I can tell the difference in the game with the green level kids that I coached one to two years ago,” Taylor said. “We encourage them to go beyond the program; either with their family or on their own.” 

 

Leonard Banks

Sports Editor

 

 

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