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Woodbury Central Golf Is Starting Up

By: Jakob Schultz

The Woodbury Central high school golf season just started this week. The team is coached by Matt Jenness, who has been coaching for four years, and new coach Sam Forrer. The team has a total of 17 golfers with six returning seniors, three of which played varsity last year.

Carter Schultzen, a senior and two time letterer, believes the season will go very well this year. “We have a lot of young talent and returning seniors this year,” Carter said after being asked on how the team will look this year. Carter’s favorite part about golf is the warm weather and being outdoors. His favorite courses in the area are Le Mars and Woodbury Central’s courses. He became a golfer because of his family - “My mom’s side of the family golfs and they kinda influenced me.” His advice for underclassmen is to become consistent with your swing.

Another member of the golf team, Caleb Lubbers, expects the season to go very good for the team. Caleb has also been golfing most of his life, “I grew up golfing. Both of my parents are excellent golfers and so is my brother. It’s just been a way of life since elementary school.” He believes that the team can do a lot of damage with the intel they have and sees this year as a very good year for the team. His favorite course is the Meadows because it is Woodbury Central’s course and he grew up playing there. His favorite thing about golf is being outside and states, “Its a nice relief after being in school for eight hours at a time.

The coach, Matt Jenness, has high expectations for this year’s team. “We have lots of good seniors returning. I expect younger kids to step up and I hope to compete for a conference title.” In practices he would like to have his team always getting better at all aspects of the game from driving to putting. His favorite part about coaching golf is seeing how far kids can come from not touching a golf club in six months, to getting great scores by the end of the year.

Dustin Widman and Anthony Gallagher golfing

Close up of Matthew Nissen

Matt Carney putts

Anthony Gallagher hits a golf drive.