The Clinton Maroons Golf team has kicked their season off already, one of the earlier starts in the athletic department at the high school.
Head Coach of the golf team for the Maroons Randy Workman is optimistic about his teams chances this year. He brings back a lot of experience.
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Workman says while golf is tough to be a year round sport in central Illinois, once the Clinton Country Club opens the course up in the spring, that is when the golf season and practicing should begin for his team. He adds because of the quick turnaround between the beginning of allowed practices by the IHSA and the official start to their competitive matches, it is imperative they come into the season ready and in shape.
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Workman says one unique thing about coaching golf is the coach throughout the course of a match is not allowed to speak with his players. According to Workman, there are also no officials on the golf course so the players have to enforce their own rules and make their own decisions, which is one aspect of the game he feels is a learning experience for the kids.
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While the Maroon golf team has a lot of experience, Workman feels the team also has some good young players as well. He says the first couple of weeks have not lived up to what the team is capable of playing. He feels though the team is capable of doing some big things year and looks forward to the 2011 season.