July 20, 2024

Golf club swings into new season

Soccer club, the Cake and Ice Cream club, and now the Golf Club? Don’t worry your eyesight hasn’t gone bad, rather CEU now offers a club for beginners and scratch golfers alike. Whether it is your first round of golf or your 5,000 there is a spot for you to play.

This archived article was written by: David Osborne

Soccer club, the Cake and Ice Cream club, and now the Golf Club? Don’t worry your eyesight hasn’t gone bad, rather CEU now offers a club for beginners and scratch golfers alike. Whether it is your first round of golf or your 5,000 there is a spot for you to play.
The golf club was started by freshmen Ryan Nelson and Shayne Burk. When school first started Nelson was talking about joining the golf club, which has been at the college for the last couple years. When he found out that the golf club no longer existed he decided to start it again. With his financial advisor Burk and a couple members already signed up for it the club was underway.
With the approval of school officials and a new advisor the golf club was started. Bob DalPonte is the new advisor and along with his wife, Susan Polster the club transformed into a team. The club will occasionally take five of its members and play other junior colleges. Those colleges include Salt Lake Community College and Snow College. The other nice thing about this new addition to the club is that the tournaments with other schools will not always be match play, but will vary between best balls and scrambles.
For those who don’t know a lot about golf most tournaments are played in a match play format. This means that a golfer plays his own ball and his score is put up against every other players score. This puts a lot of pressure and the golfer and can often make for a very stressful tournament. Because Ryan wanted the club to be more fun than stressful he opted to change the formats occasionally. In a best ball two team mates each play their own ball but instead of both their scores being posted only the better score is turned in. In a scramble two team mates or four team mates all tee off and then choose the best ball to play from. This means that the pressure is spread out evenly among the whole team.
This new club adds to the activities available on campus and the teams that need student support. Along with Nelson, Burk, and DalPonte Kim Booth will be an additional advisor to help the golf team get around the state. Hopefully the golf team will be able to do well and make their mark on the golf course.