Sophomore Gabbi Clifford, Junior Kenzi Putter-Vo, and Junior Stephen He practicing their golf swings

Gavin Beam (10), Staff Writer – October 26, 2020

Golf: a sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of 9 or 18 holes on a course in as few strokes as possible. Simple right? 

Wrong! It takes careful yet firm calculations, a powerful but smooth swing of the club, and a gentle stroke to nudge the ball into the hole. Golf is known as the “grandfather of sports” and the key choice for CEO’s and Presidents to play.  Now, for the first time in a long time, the Rock Academy has begun its own golf team. 

On Mondays and Wednesdays, students can practice their skills with the help of Darren Waitley; father of student Kaden Waitley and husband to Mrs. Waitley the Rock Academy’s Drama teacher.  Coach Waitley has 30 years of experience and has been passionate for the sport since playing for San Diego Junior Golf Program. He also competed at both the high school and collegiate levels. He is a Class A Master Teaching Professional with the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America. The golf club will be in good and experienced hands. 

Unfortunately, golf is only offered to high schoolers, sorry to all the middle schoolers. It will be an amazing experience overall. Mr. Waitley has said, “It will be a huge blessing to get outside in the open air…we plan to have fun learning all aspects of the game and to represent Jesus out in the golfing community.” Joining the Rock Academy golf team will allow you to experience several different courses to learn a sport that you may come to love.

Gavin Beam, Staff Writer

A junior who will be running for president with the, “True Man’s World.”



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