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Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Head Golf Coach Larry Shimono has announced Matt Righi, a transfer from AIB in Des Moines, will be a member of the SWCC Spartans golf team for the 2014-15 season.
Righi, a Bondurant-Farrar High School graduate, will complete SWCC’s arts and sciences transfer program with a major in business.
Shimono said Righi is an accomplished golfer who will be a great addition to the SWCC golf program.
Delson Grantham, May 2014 graduate of Nodaway Valley High School in Greenfield, is headed to Southwestern Community College to play golf for SWCC Head Golf Coach Larry Shimono (pictured left) on the 2014-15 Spartan golf team.
Grantham lettered in varsity golf all four years of high school. He lettered in varsity basketball two years.
First-year coach Shimono looks forward to having Grantham on his team.
Southwestern Community College (SWCC) has announced Larry Shimono of Creston as the head coach for the men’s and women’s golf teams. He will begin recruiting for the golf program immediately. Shimono replaces Mike Holmes who made the decision to step down from coaching golf, but will remain at SWCC as head men’s basketball coach and physical education instructor.
Shimono comes to Southwestern with years of golf and golf coaching experience. He was the owner and manager of The Valley Golf Club in Mondovi, WI, for seven years. Prior to this, he was an assistant golf professional at the club for more than three years. Shimono also worked at Nevada Bob’s Golf Store and coached high school golfers for many years.
Shimono said he has a passion for golf and loves to share his passion with others who have the desire to play and enjoy the game. His goal for the student-athletes he recruits to SWCC will be “to provide a quality golfing program, as well as a great education to assist them in meeting their future goals.”
With a stellar round of 80 on the final day of the National Junior College Tournament in Daytona, FL, Shelby Williams finished 42nd in the nation in a field of 96 golfers. Williams shot an 89 on Day 1, then a 93 on the second day, before carding her 80.
Host Daytona State College took home the team honors, as well as the individual medalist (Tiffany Chan: 68, 74, 74). Of the 14 women golfers from Iowa, Williams was fourth best, finishing only behind Iowa Western players.