MSC Aggies help next generation of golfers
The Murray State College golf teams are helping to teach future golfers in Oklahoma. The team has partnered with Oak Hall Episcopal School to provide one-on-one coaching for Oak Hall students. The children, mostly second through sixth grade students, are welcomed to the Aggies home course at Dornick Hills Golf and Country Club in Ardmore on Mondays and Thursdays. In one-hour sessions, the students are coached in the various aspects of golf.
“About fifteen to eighteen kids come,” says MSC Head Golf Coach Al Smith. “We break them in groups to work on putting, chipping, and hitting the ball.”
Both the MSC men’s and women’s golf teams are helping out, switching off so the Oak Hall students get lessons from different players. Coach Smith says it’s a great opportunity for everyone involved.
“It’s good for my players to give back,” he says. “It helps the Oak Hall kids, too. Those young kids will listen to the college players before they’d listen to me or another adult. They look up to them.”
The lessons with the Aggies will continue through October.
Murray State College golfer Aggie Kendyll Harvey helps three young Oak Hall Episcopal School students with their putting skills. Harvey, and the rest of the Aggies, are giving lesson to the Oak Hall students throughout the fall.