By: Phil Walter, Contributor
The last home match for the Johnson County High School Golf team was played at Red Tail Golf Course in Mountain City this past Monday. Not only was this the last home game of the season, but it also marked the last home event for high school senior, Jon Vannoy, one of two seniors who has been a mainstay on the team for the past four years.
According to Vannoy, golf has helped to build respect, perseverance, and honesty for himself and his team members. The hardest and most challenging part of the game for Vannoy is the mental aspect as every shot counts and course management makes a big different in your final score. As he has spent a lot of hours on the golf course, Vannoy has realized that you never give up on a hole as something good can happen. Most of the team members this year are averaging in the 40s for nine holes and have made strides in their game as they have made improvements in this season. As Vannoy approaches the end of the golf season, he is looking forward to playing golf at college. Although he does not know where he will be attending school, he has high hopes for enrolling in the University of Tennessee.
Vannoy shot a 44 at this weeks home game, the lowest score for the team. Jon has been our team leader for the past four matches, said Coach Steve Arnold. According to Arnold, each player can improve their game by concentrating on each shot by having a specific target in mind and a game plan on how to play each hole. Everyone can hit the ball but its hitting it with a purpose that makes a difference.
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