The Glencoe Golf Club welcomed the Bears defensive secondary to the golf course for an introduction to golf clinic. The Bears proved their athleticism with their quick study of the golf swing resulting in a first time golfer, Josh Bellamy, winning the long drive contest with a 286 yard drive. A few natural swings were discovered in the crowd and many of the players showed interest in coming back for more instruction. Thanks goes out to Kyle Fuller for organizing the event and bringing the team out to experience a new sport.
Bears players pictured: Kyle Fuller, Rashard Fant, John Franklin III, Jonathan Mincy, Josh Bellamy, Sherrick McManis, Doran Grant, DeAndre Houston-Carson, Ty Holloway, Michael Joseph, Kevin Toliver and Nick Orr.
Instructors pictured: Gary Groh, Bill Sakas, Eric Hoff and Travis Johns
The golf course hosted it’s first Bio Blitz last week. The Bio Blitz is a species counting competition designed by Audubon International to create awareness among golfers and the community about the environmental value of the habitats supported by golf courses. A community event was held that included a visit from Rescue the Birds.org staff who brought two screech owls to help the participants learn about the importance of conserving the owl’s habitat. Central school also participated in the event with their class of 130 6th graders who spent time exploring the course and observing species.
During the event there were 445 observations made that included 125 different species.