Dendy to hit ‘em straight at sectionals

Published 12:03 am Thursday, April 25, 2013

Andalusia senior golfer Hunter Dendy hit his practice shot straight on in between the 175 to 200-yard marker on Tuesday afternoon.

Was it a good shot?

“It was an all right shot,” Dendy said. “I hit it a little fat.”

Dendy will try to keep his shots straight as the Bulldogs travel to play in the Class 4A sectional golf tournament at Azalea City in Mobile on Monday.

Dendy will be one of five golfers from AHS playing in the tournament. The top four advance to the substate round.

“We’ve got to come ready to play,” AHS golf coach Marshall Lock said. “We need to bring our ‘A’ game.”

The reason why Locke said the team needed to bring its best on Monday is because of its play this season.

“We’ve been so inconsistent this year, I couldn’t even begin to tell you,” the coach said.

In spite of the inconsistency, Dendy said he’s excited about playing in the sectional tournament.

“This gives us a new course to play at,” the senior said.

Dendy, who’s been playing since the seventh grade, said his strength is what he can do from the tee box in keeping shots in the fairway.

A weakness is his approach from the fairway, or iron shots, he said.

“I have a tendency to miss the greens,” Dendy said.

The Bulldogs will be playing a par 72 course in Mobile that holds many hills, twists and turns, Dendy said.

Fortunately for Dendy, being outside in nature playing the game he loves is all right with him.

“It’s the only game you can play by yourself,” he said.

One of the positives that he’s gained from playing golf is developing a relationship with his dad, Steven.

“For three or four hours, we get to sit there and talk,” he Hunter said.

Andalusia will also be playing with Alabama Christian Academy, UMS-Wright, St. James and Headland at the sectional tournament.

Hunter is also the son of Sandra Dendy of Andalusia.