The IHSAA canceled the 2020 High School Spring Sports Season on April 2 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This concluded the high school careers for five Center Grove boys golf seniors, Alex Heck, Peyton Short, Caleb Tidd, Jonah Tracy and Kyle Bachmann. We acknowledge these outstanding young men with this special tribute. CG boys golf head coach, Matt Rodman, had the following praise for his seniors.
ALEX HECK “Alex and I have been together for seven years of golf. He was on my middle school team for three years and then the high school team for four years. It has been a pleasure watching his journey the last seven years. He is an absolute wonderful all-around young man. Hard worker both on and off the golf course. Alex is a really hard one to see graduate, but I am so very excited for the potential he has in everything he sets his heart and mind to. He has left a tremendous legacy and impact on the Center Grove High School golf program.”
PEYTON SHORT “Probably the biggest impact Peyton has left behind is his hard work and persistence. He has become such a motivated and mature young man in the four years we have had together. He has done such a great job reaching out to the younger classes as they have come in behind him. He has been a tremendous leader for the program and will have very big shoes to fill.”
CALEB TIDD “Caleb is probably the most athletically gifted athlete I have had the chance to coach. Once Caleb rediscovered his passion for golf his freshman year, he took off. Caleb is probably also the most competitive person on the team. I will miss his fire and passion. His positive attitude and drive to succeed are things that will always stick with me and I hope with him also.”
JONAH TRACY “Jonah has about as big of a heart as any young man I know. I can’t think of a single time when be brought a negative attitude to any practice or competition. He never would get down on himself and is such a good teammate. His attitude on the course is one that everyone should strive to emulate.”
KYLE BACHMAN “Kyle always impressed me with his ability to be well-rounded. He was an active member in show choir, had a part-time job and was still a member of the golf team. In this day and age, that is something very hard to do. Kyle always gave 100% in whatever he was currently involved in. He has a tremendous work ethic.”
“This senior class is a group of program setters,” Coach Rodman adds. “They were my first group of freshmen when I took the job four years ago. Through their leadership, hard work and dedication, we have been able to push the program to the levels and heights that I wanted it to get to. They have left a profound impact on the future of the CG golf program for many years to come. This is a hard group not to get to go into battle with one more season. They will be a group of young men that I will never forget for the positive impact they have had on my life.”