From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE – This year’s HTMS invitational was a great success as 96 middle-school-aged golfers participated in the event held at the Trussville County Club on Monday. The Huskies finished fifth as a team for the event with Mountain Brook coming in first and Pizitz Middle School taking second. Student athletes Landon Elders, Jeh Elders and Gavin Isbell were the low three scorers for the Hewitt-Trussville team.
Winning is nice, but the real virtue of student athletics is to be found in the lessons they provide for the arena of life. Hewitt-Trussville Athletic Director Lance Walker spoke to this.
“It is a great thing we do here,” Walker said. “Just trying to grow the game of golf for our young kids throughout the Birmingham communities. We’ve got 11 middle school teams here…it’s a great thing for them to be involved in (and will prepare them for) when they’re dads and husbands and coworkers someday. When you talk about honesty and hard work and how to be a good teammate and all those things, so it is something that we are glad to be a part of.”
The tournament took on a special meaning for members of the HTMS golf team. It was a chance to do what they love in their own home and community.
“It is a great thing to be able to showcase our community,” Walker said. “There is so much traveling involved with golf. With something like football or basketball, half of your games are home games, but with golf that hardly ever happens.”