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Coach Kim Haddow: 'In both life and golf, every shot counts'

Home at last, Jeremy Robbins makes his first swing of the day at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott for Chino Valley High School.

Home at last, Jeremy Robbins makes his first swing of the day at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott for Chino Valley High School.

Chino Valley High School (CVHS) Golf Team came home on a beautiful sunny day to their home course Monday for the first time this year. CVHS finished second in the three-way match with a score of 370. Sedona placed first with a score of 338 and Maricopa finishing with a 474.

"The CVHS golf team usually starts out slowly and gets better as we go," Coach Mike Haddow said.

"Our team practices and plays all of our home tournaments at Antelope Hills Golf Course (in Prescott); they are very supportive of junior golf," he added.

That's a plus for the players, added Coach Kim Haddow, who coaches the team with her husband, Mike.

"I think playing at home on a familiar course helped them relax and perform like the team knows they can. We were pleased with the team's improvement," Kim Haddow said.

Jeremy Robbins led the Cougars with a score of 90, improving his season average by two strokes. Teller Bard shot 15 strokes better than his average with a final score of 91. Justin Ludwig's final score was a 92, seven shots better than his average. Davenn Mannix improved his game on the back nine to rounded out the scoring for the Cougars with a 97.

"As coaches, our goal has been to work with the players on keeping the ball in play off the tee, minimizing our penalty strokes, and working hard on chipping and putting," Kim Haddow said. "As a team we improve on our stroke average when we apply what we practice. We are pleased with the play and improvement of all the players. We teach life itself is like playing golf, every day is a new course with its twists, turns, ups and downs. In both life and golf, every shot counts."

The CVHS golf team will be home at Antelope Hills Golf Course for the rest of the season. The team will host the regional tournament May fourth and fifth.

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