At BraeSide Golf Course, where Rockford High School players practice and compete, and joined by Coach J. Eric Cullum, Trent Davison signed his letter of intent to continue his sport at Ferris State University. Davison began his Rockford golf career as a freshman. He has continually improved and learned how to perform on the golf course. Davison was a first team Division I All-State team member in 2009 and is definitely on track for that again this year. Staff and coaches at Rockford High School are proud of Davison, and see even bigger accomplishments in his future.
The 39th annual Riverwood State Jr. Golf Tournament was held Thursday and Friday, July 9-10, at Riverwood Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., with 138 golfers playing 18 holes each day. The players were made up of boys and girls ages 10 and under, up to age 18, with the largest age groups flighting after the first day into championships and presidents’ flights. Trent Davison, 17, of Rockford tied with the 2004 overall medalist Tommy Yamaoka of Zeeland for the lowest two-day score of 142. Overall medalist from 1985, Rick Williams of Big Rapids, still holds the record with a score of 140. Davison scored 71 each day, at two under par.
Davison selected as First Team All State The Rockford boys golf program finished the year on a high note. Trent Davison was selected as First Team Division I All State. This is a great honor for Davison and the boys program. Davison averaged 76.8, never shot over 80, never finished out of the top eight in any tournament, and led the Rams with wonderfully consistent performances all season. The Rams finished their season in second place in the OK Red. They were undefeated in conference matches, but two third-place finishes in the conference tournaments led to a second place finish overall. The Rams finished the season with an overall record of 86-19-2. Everyone is invited to play in the second annual Rockford Golf Alumni Scramble at Braeside Golf Club on August 9. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. and is a four-person scramble. Sign up as a team or as a single and a team can be found for you. The goal of this tournament is to reunite former Rams golfers, bring some history to the golf program, and raise money to support the Rams’ “B” team for the 2010 season. You can find registration forms at www.rockfordramsgolf.com. If you have a desire to play, sponsor or donate anything, please contact Coach Cullum at (616) 433-8417.
The Rockford Rams boys varsity golf team played their first home match at Braeside Golf Club in approximately 14 years on Tuesday, April 14. The match resulted in two Rockford victories, with Rockford scoring 156, followed by East Kentwood (159) and Muskegon (240). The Rams were led by Sam Gallup and Trent Davison with a score of 37 each, followed by Jake Chaffee (39), Eric Conroy (43), Adam Hoard (43), and Steven Mette (43). The Rams defeated Grandville and Hudsonville on Tuesday night, April 28, at the Meadows of Grand Valley State University. The golf course was quite soggy, but the Rams pulled it off. These are two very big wins for the boys team, as Grandville and Hudsonville are sincere competitors for the league title. Rockford, with a score of 162, was led by Davison with 38, followed by Chaffee (40), Gallup (42) and Mette (42). Grandville scored 167, with Warren Grover leading their team with 37. Hudsonville followed with a score of 168, with their team being led by Alex Fleming (39). On Saturday, May 2, the Rams made a valiant effort of defending their home course at the Rockford Rams Invitational held at Braeside Golf Club. The Rams finished second behind only Forest Hills Central, who may be ranked number one shortly in Division I golf. Three Rams medaled, with Davison finishing third, Gallup fourth, and Conroy tied for 15th. Next on the schedule for the Rams is a match against Grand Haven and West Ottawa at Braeside Golf Club on Monday, May 11 at 3:30 p.m.