The Community R-VI golf team is set to start the 2015 Spring season with a new head coach after Vicki Briggs retired in 2014.
Johnathan Guilkey takes over as the program’s newest coach.
He’s originally from Lawson, Mo., which is located just northeast of Kansas City, Mo.
There he played golf in high school before attending Missouri Western State University, where he earned his degree in Mathematics.
Currently, Guilkey is attending the University of Missouri and is pursuing a masters in Math Education.
This year’s Trojans features senior Treyton Kobush, who advanced past districts last year before finishing 20th in the state sectionals.
“Treyton will hopefully be making state this year,” Guilkey said.
Kobush is joined by fellow seniors Trevor Hoyt and Bryan Allen, both of which have had success during their careers in the golf program.
Sophomore Weston Hart gives the Trojans enough golfers to score team points.
“Hopefully, we can get at least one golfer to state,” Guilkey added.
“…It’s difficult with golf because it is more of an individual sport. (With three seniors) it provides a competitive environment as they will constantly be making each other better as they’re close to the same level.”
The Trojans were scheduled to play their first match on March 24.
Their first of three home matches will be played at the Mexico Country Club on April 7 against Wright City and MMA.
They will also host a match on April 14 and April 21.
The team was on their home course Monday-Wednesday last week for practice.
“We are definitely appreciative to have a place to play,” Guilkey said as he is thankful for the support of the Mexico Country Club.