Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hitting Some Drivers

Over Spring Break, a couple talented students from the International School of the Americas in San Antonio took some footage of our practice sessions and are working to make videos out of them. Here is one of Yoeff, ELG, TY, Felipe and Kalen hitting the driver. Thanks so much Emma and EmJ! Hopefully I'll post a couple more in the next month or so.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Coaches' Poll

The newest Golf World/Nike Golf Division III College Coaches' Poll is out. We took the 21st spot. The top 25 can be seen here.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Jekyll Pictures

We arrived at the island shortly after midnight and were greeted by an interesting man and his pet raccoon who ate Cheez-Its
ELG hitting a hybrid into the 18th

ELG proving that gators aren't all bite

Warren hitting a 3 wood into 18

Kalen driving on the 16th

TY on #16
Kalen was 48 of 49 putts from 5ft and in during the tournament

After the mild winter, Pine Lakes was in great shape
Yoeff hitting some pitches in front of 15

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Jekyll Island Collegiate Inv. Recap

This past week we played in Jekyll Island, GA in one of the best D3 events of the year. Unfortunately, we played poorly the first two days and just average on the last. However, Kalen played a great event taking T15 and beating a lot of the top ranked players in the country.

21 Trinity University 311 308 299-918
T15 Kalen Vos 74 72 73- 219
T64 Warren Taylor 78 74 76- 228
T100 Tyler Lehmann 79 82 74- 235
T102 Geoffrey Setiawan 80 80 76- 236
T130 Erik Long-Goheen 81 83 82- 246

Obviously a lot of things went wrong. We have a few weeks to get things moving in the right direction so we'll be trying to improve on our mistakes.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The SCAC Moving Forward

The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference has changed a lot over the past year. Here is the latest.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Student Leader Spotlight: Geoffrey Setiawan

Yoeff was selected as February Student Leader Spotlight by Campus and Community Involvement! Here is the link to the website and below is his video.

Monday, March 5, 2012

TPC San Antonio

We played nine holes yesterday afternoon at the TPC San Antonio, Oaks Course. With the afternoon winds up, the course was very challenging, especially since the guys insisted on playing from the Valero Texas Open yardages. The course was immaculate and a great change of pace with the front nine totaling 3780 yards (500 yards longer than Old Brack.)

The course's most interesting and punishing characteristic were the bunkers.

Reddi out of a bunker on the first.

ELG on the short par 4, 5th.

Felipe and ED right of the 1st green.

ED, B Turner, Felipe and Reddi waking off the 1st tee.

The 213 yard par 3, 3rd played straight into the wind.

TY on #5.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Irons Only

We played Old Brack with irons only on Friday to work on hitting some longer shots into greens. Yoeff shot a fantastic -3, 33 and TY and Kalen both fired -1, 35. Impressive rounds!

The bags looked kind of funny without the woods and hybrids.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Geoffrey received SCAC Player of the Week honors from his performance this week.

Congrats Yoeff!

SSS Recap

When the weather is as difficult as it was on Monday and Tuesday, it takes a certain kind of performance to win a golf tournament. That is especially true when the course is like Comanche Trace with out of bounds or hazards on nearly every hole and multilevel greens with good speed. I saw our guys hit it out of bounds and in hazards, we had three putts and even two four putts, but our guys kept playing golf. I was really impressed with the scores our guys turned in despite the big numbers that they took on some of the more difficult holes. It was a great testament to their ability to shake off mistakes, trust that there game is good, and not allow a shot or hole to define their round. It was a great way to start the spring!

1 Trinity 302-312-614
T3 Yoeff 77-73-150
T7 Warren 75-77-152
T13 Kalen 76-80-156
T27 ELG 74-87-161
T27 TY 79-82-161

Some notable tournament stats:
Yoeff and Warren led the field in par 3 scoring at -1.
Yoeff tied for the tournament lead for birdies with 7
Warren was T5 in birdies with 5
ELG was 3rd in pars with 22
Our team led the field in par 3 scoring at +11, second in birdies with 18, and second in pars with 98.

We have a couple weeks to prepare for our next tournament in Georgia so we will be working hard to improve some weaknesses. This tournament is always one of the teams favorites because Jekyll Island is a special place with a fun golf course against a premier field. We're looking to do some damage this year!