Spotlight: Joshua Hemans


Brent Williams

Josh Hemans, 10, practicing his swing on the Hamilton Mill Golf Course driving range.

Josh Hemans, 10, has been playing for the Mill Creek Hawks Varsity boys golf team since his freshman year. He has been improving ever since he joined the team, however that is not the extent of his experience. “I got into golf because of my cousin, I was 10-years-old,” he disclosed. Hemans has had his score count in multiple varsity tournaments over this season, with a season low score of 74 (+2) at the Lanier Invitational Tournament in February. His lowest score in a 9-hole match was a 36 (even par) against the Brookwood Broncos at Hamilton Mill Golf Club.

When asked about how he felt about the team’s performance this season, “I am very happy with the team’s performance because I feel that we have kept a very competitive environment!” The team has kept the competitive environment this season with the Varsity boys golf team winning the area four championship at Providence Golf Club in Monroe, Ga. The team shot a 301 (+13) to win the championship, with Hemans shooting a 76 (+4) to help the team win.

Hemans had this to say about what he thinks about the team’s goals next season, “I think like every other team we have the goal of winning area and state. But the most important goal we should have as a team is always working and trying to get better every day no matter how bad the day has been for you on or off the course.”

All in all, Hemans has improved a lot since last year and he cannot wait until next season for the grind of the high school season to begin again. The Varsity boys golf team has made it to the state championship which is May 16-17 at Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga.