Youth Program To Help High School Golfers

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
Schools like Warsaw, Versailles, Green Ridge, Eugene and others are struggling to fill out varsity rosters with experienced golfers. Cole Camp and Lincoln also have several new players to the sport on their teams. While this is great for the kids, those who love the game of golf would love to see more kids involved at an early age. If these kids playing now will stick with it then there should be some good golf teams around the area in the future.
However, help is on the way, Shawnee Bend Golf Course General Manager Eric Ziesman commented, "I want to start some Summer programs in June for our local youth to increase the interest in golf.”
Like any sport, golf can be very frustrating at times and also like other sports, kids drop out along the way. 
Warsaw Sophomore Jesse  Barckley is in his first year of playing golf as is fellow Warsaw Sophomore Aiden Legrande. Barckley likes the challenge and said,” I don’t worry about my opponents, I just worry about myself.”
Legrande commented, "I like being outdoors.” Legrande joined the team because of being asked by a fellow team mate.
The golf team competed on Friday at home against Clinton and Butler. Warsaw did not have four varsity players to qualify for the team competition and the same was true a week earlier at Eldon.  
For those interested in the youth program please call the golf course at 660-438-6115.
Team Scores on Friday.(4-13):
Warsaw: Scratch(Not enough Varsity Competitors)
Individual Score:
Aidan Legrande:61
Jesse Barckley:65
Jacob Weiser:70
Lillian Alspaugh: Scratch (did not finish)
On Thursday (4-5) Warsaw  competed against. El Dorado and Versailles
It was El Dorado: 223 and Warsaw: 249.
Versailles: Scratch (not enough varsity golfers)
Individual Scores:
Rayne Faulconer: 65,Ethan Schomburg: 63,Aiden Legrande: 53,Jesse Barckley: 67
Then on Tuesday (4-10) Warsaw played at Eldon .
Eldon: 175,Sacred Heart: 216
Warsaw: Scratch (not enough varsity golfers)
Eugene:  Scratch (not enough varsity golfers)
Individual Scores:Ethan Schomburg: 56, Aiden Legrande: 61,Jesse Barckley: 59.