PINEDALE – Pinedale High School golfer Brody Hamby is making waves on the links and he is only a sophomore.
Shrugging off poor weather conditions and focusing on his game, Hamby placed eighth at the 3A West Conference Golf Meet in Pinedale. Hamby shot in 174 strokes, improving significantly from a 91 on the first day to an 83 – the second lowest score on the leaderboard – the second day.
Hamby’s placing automatically earned him 3A All-Conference honors. At the 3A State Meet in Lander, Hamby came close to landing on the All-State roster.
“For a sophomore making All-Conference and narrowly missing All-State honors, Brody had an excellent season,” said head golf coach Luke Myszewski.
The key to success in golf is putting in hours of practice each week to improve technique. In addition to competing in the fall, Hamby entered tournaments in the Wyoming Golf Association and Idaho Golf Association’s junior tours over the summer.
“Brody definitely spends more time at the golf course than anyone else on the team, and that extra work shows in how his season went,” said Myszewski. “Hard work in the offseason pays dividends for the in-season.”
Hamby represented the Wranglers in the boys’ varsity division and put in “solid showings” at each meet during the 2021 fall season, Myszewski added.
“Brody might be the only one on the team that consistently put up a better number on day two than he did on day one. He would improve anywhere from two to 10 shots on the second day of each tournament. He knows that he doesn’t have to hit driver on every tee shot, and he can work the ball left to right or right to left when he needs it.”
Hamby’s work ethic and performance set the bar for the Wranglers, Myszewski said.
“Brody showed leadership qualities throughout the season, setting the standard for the rest of the team to follow.”