By Cy Frederic
I have been a USGTF certified golf teacher since June 2022. I have been coaching the middle school golf program at my school, Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, since 2012. I have been coaching the varsity girls golf team since 2022.
The two students for the Student Spotlight are Milan Norton (8th grade) and Nick Horodesky (7th grade). Milan finished tied for second in the national Drive, Chip and Putt competition at Augusta National in 2019 in the girls 7-9 competition. She also the 2022 Middle School City Champion playing for Faith Lutheran, and is the 2023 co-MVP for Faith Lutheran. Nick is the 2022 and 2023 MVP for Faith Lutheran. He is the 2022 Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association (SNJGA) 11-12 player of the year, and won the Jim Foley World Stars championship in 2022. In addition, he was the 2020 TPC Summerlin junior club champion, and was part of the SNJGA Border Wars Elite Travel Team. He is also an IMG qualifier for 2021, 2022 and 2023.
In my tenure as the middle school golf coach, I have also acted as commissioner for our self-made league, the Southern Nevada Middle School Golf League. What started out as just two schools in 2008 has grown to 12 schools this past season. From April to May we orchestrate weekly nine-hole league matches across the Las Vegas valley for over 150 5th- through 8th-graders.
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