Strategy and years of preparation lead to Garside's state championship win

Matthew Garside started his journey in golf over 12 years ago and immediately fell in love with the sport.

In those 12 years, Garside has fielded an impressive career. He won the 2016 Minnesota Junior PGA Championship and received multiple top ten finishes in American junior golf association competitions.

Garside moved to Bettendorf prior to the 2018 school year and was excited to join the golf team.

“My main goal was to get to meet everyone on the team and get to meet the coaches. When I first got here, I wasn't sure whether or not I would be able to play at the varsity level due to eligibility issues with the move from Minnesota to Iowa,” Garside said.

In his first practices at Bettendorf, his teammates were surprised by his golfing ability.