Reed City golfer eyes junior season



REED CITY - Trent Livermore was looking forward to his junior spring golf season at Reed City

Livermore was being expected to be among the Coyotes' top golfers.

But along came COVID-19 and the season was canceled.

He will return as a senior next spring. This would have been Livermore's second varsity season.

Livermore made his varsity debut in 2019.

"It started off kind of weak because I wasn't used to 18 holes," he recalled. "But I made progress. I was the most progressive player on the team. I cut 30 strokes off from the beginning of the year to now. At the beginning of the year, I was shooting about 115 to 120. By the end of the year I was shooting low 100s."

Livermore indicated his irons were the strongest part of his game.

He does a lot of golf on his own.

"I golf all the time," Livermore said. "It's more of a hobby than a sport to me. I probably play three times a week."

As for team prospects had there been a season, "after one practice, you could tell there was a lot of potential and we were going to be pretty good."

The news of the cancellation of spring sports came on April 3.

"I was pretty disappointed," Livermore said. "I wasn't really surprised. It kind of gave me motivation to practice more and have a great senior season."

He also shoots trap and he plays football. He's played wide receiver but expects to change positions. Like other fall sports athletes, he's hopeful of a season.

But Livermore expected to play a lot golf during the summer.