In his second year coaching the boy's golf program at Potter-Dix High School, Ryan Mumm, is rebuilding with two new golfers.
Sophomore Nathan Robinson joins junior Dylan Nielsen on the course this year, a first for both athletes, though they have competed for the Potter-Dix Coyotes on the football field and the basketball court.
Though both boys are just learning the game, they have been doing so quickly according to Mumm.
"The boys have been working really hard to improve and learn the game," Mumm said. "Their attitude and work ethic are commendable and I expect them to improve as the season progresses."
With no returning golfers to guide the young golfers, Mumm has been working hard as well to make up for the lack of experience.
"The team doesn't have a lot of experience with competitive golf or with golf in general. This season will be a great learning experience for them," Mumm said. "Dylan has a strong game, I look for him to compete well and improve as the season progresses toward the end of the year. Nathan hasn't played golf before, so he's learning a lot in a short period of time. In the limited time we have been able to get on the course, he shows a lot of promise."
While both first-year golfers learning the game and preparing for the upcoming season, they won't be able to compete as a team for lack of numbers, but Mumm expects them each to be competitive individually.
Mumm and his team of two look forward to a fun rebuilding season on the course.