Kinesiology students in the Teaching Sport Skills and Strategies class hosted a golf clinic and scramble tournament on May 9 in conjunction with the USGA promotional campaign to “Play 9” (http://www.usga.org/play-9.html). Dr. John Ingold and Dr. Jewel Lehman led this learning experience for the students. Dr. Ingold, former professor and coach at Goshen College, designed and built the three hole Hi Line Golf Course on campus. We are fortunate to have this facility for students, employees and community members to use. Thank you to Dr. Ingold and Professor Hershberger for maintaining it!
To begin the day, students taught skills and directed practice drills for driving, chipping and putting for an hour and a half prior to the tournament. After a short break, the tournament began on the Hi Line course. In the scramble, all golfers in a foursome, drove from the tee box then selected the best shot and hit from that position. There were prizes on several holes for longest putt and closest to the pin. Approximately twenty people participated in three rounds throughout the day. Basketball assistant coach, Jon Tropf and athlete Christian Grider had the best score of the day at two under. John Ingold, Claude Swartzendruber and Don Blosser came in second at one over par.