High School Golf Season Tees Off

The High School Golf team has 19 athletes on the team, with 11 boys and 8 girls, 11 of which are returning to the team.

We spoke with Head Golf Coach Chad Gatlin on Tuesday about how their season is going thus far, as the weather has precluded any competitions.

“We’ve been able to practice on the course, dodging snow drifts,” he said. “We’ve also been doing some golfing in the simulator [at the Birdie Garage], which has helped.”

With the ongoing weather issues this spring, early season competitions have been cancelled or postponed across the state.

The team is now tentatively looking to host a meet, on April 10th at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Broadus. All golf fans are invited to watch the competition. At press time this meet was still up planned, but weather this week would make or break the schedule.

Another meet in Broadus is scheduled for April 22nd, which will feature teams from a huge geographic area – with teams from as far afield as Plentywood and Absarokee scheduled to hit the links.

The team has another meet planned in Colstrip on April 15th, and from there the golfers will try to jam as many meets in as possible, as Divisional Golf takes place May 8th in Laurel, where the Broadus Girls are the defending divisional champs.

Gatlin is enthusiastic about the team, as a number of returning golfers are showing their skills in practice, and the indoor simulator was put to good use over the winter by some members of the team to keep their skills in tune during the long winter.

Chad’s assistant coaches this season are Rick Gatlin and Hattie Arithson.


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