By: Nathalie Alejandro- OwlFeed
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Occupying his time with enlightening students on United States History, caring for a new baby girl, and volunteering as a planning and zoning commissioner for Goodyear City Council, Mr. Kish has the opportunity to give back even more to Agua Fria by coaching men’s and women’s golf.
Some may view golf as simply hitting a small ball with a club, but in its true nature, it’s very complex. “The challenge in golf is taking someone who knows nothing about a sport, a very complicated sport, and getting them to a place where they are confident and having fun with it…” Mr. Kish said. “It’s very technical.”
On that note, technicality is a huge factor in advancing your skills in golf. “Grip, stance, weight, strength, and focus are all things you need to do well in golf. Your swing has to be technically sound,” Mr. Kish said.
This may seem like a lot to take in. When players feel like they just don’t get it, Mr. Kish advises them to “slow down, not worry, and just keep swinging away.” He uses life as a metaphor, saying that you have to “just keep going forward.” To him, success isn’t his goal; it’s a side effect of effort and patience.
What Mr. Kish admires most about golf is that it’s a very individual sport. “It’s just you and the ball,” he said.. “There’s no other teammates to rely on, there’s no other people to worry about, it’s just you and the sport.”
He started playing with his wife as an activity to do together and as a form of friendly competition. “My wife is competitive, so she enjoys it,” Mr. Kish said. Their 7 year-old son, Samuel, plays alongside them.
To Mr. Kish, #BeAnOwl means, “To take on the culture of Agua Fria and live it out in your life.” The culture of Agua Fria encompasses all involved in it and all you can do is immerse yourself in people set on making a difference for their community. Make sure to #BeAnOwl and support our men’s and women’s golf teams!