Weekly Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Summer golfers on course full time this year
By JON FULBRIGHT
Aspiring Pecos golfers got right to work Tuesday
the Reeves County Golf Course, during the first day of the
ISD summer golf program.
“We had more sign up this morning,” said golf
Doan, who once again is in charge of the program this year. “Right now
got about 50 kids signed up.”
“I’m real pleased with the turnout so far. There
some signing up, and some will be going on vacation before it’s over
will be coming back,” she added.
The classes run Monday through Thursday during
unlike past years, when part of the summer program was held at the
Middle School football field, Doan said all of the classes will be at
course this time around.
“The people at the golf course have been real
us using the driving range, and they haven’t been very busy in the
instead of having it one week here and one week there, we’ll have it
all the time.”
“I’ve also got two helpers helping me, so we can
chipping and putting at the same time,” Doan added. Lauren Martinez,
graduated from Pecos High School last year, and Sarah McKinney, who
this past Friday, are Doan’s assistants for the summer.
Both were members of the 2003 Pecos Eagles’ golf
placed second in the Class 3A state golf tournament.
Between that finish and this past season, when the
golf team finished third at the Region I-3A Tournament,
Doan was diagnosed with cancer, and has been
undergoing treatment, including surgery two weeks ago in Dallas. She
having Martinez and McKinney helping her this summer will also allow
program to continue as normal while she continues her treatments.
“That’s why I have my helpers, because I’m not
yet,” she said. “I have to go back to Dallas every two weeks during the
and I didn’t want the program to quit, so that’s why I’ve got my two
Doan said the largest group of students in the
now is the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders,
practice mid-mornings. “The first and second grade group also had quite
On Tuesday, the younger golfers were just working
the ball with their irons towards the driving range yard markers.
going to do this for this week, then we’ll chip and putt for a week,
we’ll let them go out and play the course to get ready for our little
tournament,” Doan said, referring to the tournament held for the
golfers on the
final two days of the summer program’s season.
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