MEET COACH TONY NAPLES
Men's Varsity Golf
Coach Tony Naples is beginning his third year of coaching at Lorain County Community College after taking the helm of the Women’s Basketball team in October 2011. He is in his second year as head coach of the LCCC Men’s Golf team. He took over the duties as head coach two weeks before the 2012 season started when the former coach retired.
Coach Naples has been playing golf for 45 years and has taught and coached golf for 20 years. He has been the Girl’s Varsity Coach at North Olmsted High School for 13 years and previously helped coach individual players at local driving ranges.
As a player, Coach Naples consistently shot in the 70’s on area courses with a low round of 67 on the old Spring Valley Country Club Course in Elyria, Ohio. He shot a record-tying 29 on the front nine at Forest Hills Golf Course, also in Elyria, Ohio.
Coach Naples spent most of his athletic career playing baseball at Miami of Ohio and only began to take the game of golf seriously after his baseball days were over. He feels that a lot of the baseball swing is incorporated in the golf swing; but each swing is on a different swing plane. That’s why it is difficult to play both sports at the same time.
Coach Naples’ philosophy is to keep the ball in play with your tee shot and lower your score with your short game accuracy and putting. “It’s not how far you hit the ball; it’s how many shots it takes you to put the ball in the cup!” stated Coach Naples.
Coach Naples is looking forward to this season, “We have a much deeper team this year than we did last year, and I expect us to be much more competitive this season.”
Golf is a game of sportsmanship, honesty, character, and integrity As Donald Trump said, “You learn more about a person spending 4 hours on a golf course with them than in a Board Room."
“My goal, as a coach, is to help players become better golfers, use the game of golf to teach life skills, and learn to enjoy the sheer beauty and peace of striking a golf ball and watch it soar though the air. There is no feeling in sport that compares to the feel of hitting a golf ball on the “Sweet Spot” of a golf club and watching it’s flight in air,” explained Coach Naples.
To contact Coach Naples and learn how to become a member of the LCCC Commodore Golf team, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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