Program Delivers Postseason, State-Level Play
The Summit Country Day’s varsity boys’ golf team has become a postseason fixture in the last decade, and a division change hasn’t changed its momentum.
The Silver Knights in 2015 were bumped up to Division II by the Ohio High School Athletic Association, which creates and reviews divisions based on school enrollments. Although The Summit thrived in Division III, it hasn’t skipped a beat in the bigger-school classification.
In fact, the Silver Knights have advanced to the district tournament every year since 2006.
The Summit has ascended to the state tournament 11 times since 1984, including twice under coach Tim Jedding (2008, 2010). Two individuals reached as high as No. 2 at state: Denny Kendall in 1984 and Wes Homan in 2001. Homan turned pro in 2008.
The program philosophy is to schedule the best golf courses possible. The Silver Knights have three outings each year at their home course, Cincinnati Country Club, and participate in four to five tournaments every season. The team has competed at the Arrow Invitational at Windy Knoll Golf Club in Springfield every year since 2013, and in 2016 it placed second among 23 teams. The Summit also has played at Camargo Club, Kenwood Country Club and the Blue Ash Golf Course.
The 2016 season was one to remember. The Silver Knights placed first in the Clermont Northeastern Rocket Invitational and the New Richmond Eastside Challenge before claiming the program’s first Miami Valley Conference championship since 2008. The team garnered second place in the sectional tournament and finished fifth at districts.
Coach Jedding has helmed The Summit’s varsity golf team since 2008. A 1980 La Salle High School graduate, he has a bachelor’s degree in history and secondary education from Thomas More College. A coach since 1995, he has experience coaching golf, basketball and baseball. Coach Jedding was named the Miami Valley Conference coach of the year in 2016 and the Greater Cincinnati Golf Association’s Division III coach of the year in 2008.