by Hannah Lee
La Cañada High School’s Athletic Department had been in need of a new golf coach this year, and fortunately, Mr. Kyle Turner stepped up to the occasion. Currently, he is the coach for both the girls’ and boys’ teams, and is working with the girls specifically for the season ahead.
Before coming to LCUSD, Coach Turner worked in the Pleasanton Unified School District as the golf coach for Amador Valley High School in northern California. Although he originally moved to this area to work with the First Tee golf program, he heard news from a fellow worker that LCHS was in need of a new golf coach. After he talked with the principal about the position, both of them knew that he would be the perfect fit.
As the new golf coach, Coach Turner has a couple of goals in mind for the teams this season. His primary goal is to establish a new program that is effective and positive for the players to improve. More specifically, Coach Turner wants to increase their confidence and set their sights on a very successful season.
As for Coach Turner’s practice philosophies, he stressed the importance of practicing just like you would play in an actual game. “You practice like you play, which basically means, if the amount of time you practice doesn’t equal up to how hard you play, then you’re not doing it correctly. I firmly believe that if you want to play well, you need to practice as if you’re playing that sport.”
So far, he stated that the team has drastically improved in the amount of time that he had been working with them. He added that any doubts or issues that the team might have must be eliminated. With no doubt, Coach Turner will bring both golf teams to victory, and will be a great addition to the LCHS Athletic Department.
“We’re not going to get better overnight. It takes a couple of years to develop a team that wins, so, if we keep putting in the energy and effort into the team, it’s only a matter of time before we become a winning team,” he said.
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