RHS senior golfers play final home match

| September 20, 2012

The two seniors on Ridgewood High School’s boys’ golf team played their final home match Sept. 19 at River Greens. Pictured are Howie Young, Coach Doug Davis and Tyler Davis. Seniors Young and Davis also made sure to get their mascot Fin in the picture. Beacon photo by Josie McCormick

WEST LAFAYETTE – Tyler Davis and Howie Young played their final home golf match Sept. 19 for the Ridgewood Generals.

“Golf is a challenge for me and I like that,” Davis said. “It’s also fun.”

 Davis has played since eighth grade and Young since seventh grade.

 “I like it because it’s competitive and it’s also an individual and a team sport,” Young said. “You can’t just play good by yourself. You have to encourage your team too.”

 Davis hopes to continue playing golf in college, while Young plans to go to auto tech school and put his golf team days behind him.

 “I definitely will miss playing with my friends,” Young said.

 Davis and Young are coached by Doug Davis, who also is Tyler’s father.

 “It’s been fun coaching my own son, but it’s hard to believe it’s almost over with,” Doug said. “It’s gone too quickly, but I’ve liked watching him progress.”

 Doug also has enjoyed working with Young, who at first wasn’t sure he was going to be able to play this season.

 “He really stepped up the last half of last year and I was looking forward to having him back,” Doug said. “At the last minute he was able to join the team and he’s been a leader for us.”

 Although their high school careers are coming to a close, Tyler and Young still had some words of wisdom to share with their younger teammates.

 “You need lots and lots of practice and to be patient,” Tyler said.

 Young also encouraged his fellow golfers to stay positive.

 “If you aren’t playing good, play through it,” he said. “Don’t get mad. That is the worst thing you can do.”

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