The 2011 HHS District/Regional Golf Team: (Left to Right) Julie Whitehead, Chris Llorens, Patrick Miller, Jessica Merrill, Zack Wallace, Richard Shapiro, Dylan Burger, Coach John Benkovic (Photo courtesy of John Benkovic)
Head Coach John Benkovic, one of only nine PGA members in the Washington, DC area certified in instruction, said this yearâ€™s team turned things around from 2010 and learned to enjoy its time out on the links.
The coach and his
players struggled to find a good rapport last season but Benkovic
and the team earned trust, found common ground with each other and everything came together this year.
recently made the decision to step down from coaching the Hornets because of an increased workload in his
full-time job as Director of Instruction at Golf Tech
in Arlington, VA.
has truly enjoyed his
four years at Herndon
and believes he
accomplished what he
set out to do.
â€œMy experiment was taking a group of very young ninthÂ graders (four years ago) and molding them into a team that could compete,â€ he
said. â€œMy job was raising them when it comes to golf and teaching them the game of golf.