Reed City senior hopes to keep playing his best golf


REED CITY —  Kaden Phelps had a strong senior golf season for the Reed City Coyotes  this spring. This was his third varsity season following one junior varsity campaign.

“We’ve gotten a lot better as a team lately,” Phelps said. “We were third place (recently). We came up from the very bottom so far. As a team, we’ve made very big strides to get this far this season. With the (poor) weather, we’ve had only three practices (as of early May). The rest have been meets which is pretty impressive, especially with a young team.”

Phelps said he’s been consistent, but not as consistent as he’d prefer. He’s trying to bring his average down significantly. The key is playing a lot of courses as quickly as possible, he added.

“My mid-range irons have been a strength,” he said, adding that areas that need improvement are getting “off the tee and my short game with my chipping and penalty. If I zero that in, I can probably take off 10 strokes.”

The Coyotes had a CSAA meet at Cedar Chase Golf Course May 20 and then golfed in the districts

“Individually, I want to be able to move on to the regionals,” Phelps said. “As a team, I hope we can move on to the regionals from districts.”

But the Coyotes were unable to do so and called it a season after districts last week. Phelps was unable to advance as an individual to regionals.