Starting in the fall of the 2019-2020 school year, three seniors from the high school decided work together and form a new club at the school. Seniors Brady Leemaster, Alex Bell and Owen McDermott worked together to create the OOHS Putt-Putt Club. The students and their adviser Kevin Haynes, an Economics teacher at the school, worked together to make this exciting new club happen.
The idea for the club started during their sophomore years, in which they all shared the same study hall class. “We were all sitting around joking about starting a club and then Brady said something about Putt-Putt,” said Bell. The main problem for the students when it came to creating the club was finding a teacher adviser.
At the high school, in order for a club to be formed, students must have an adviser for the club, which can be any staff member at the school. The students were unable to find one in their sophomore year, but they didn't give up. During their junior year, they planned on attempting to start the club once more, but they were too busy to go through with their ambitions.
However, things changed during the students’ senior year when they decided to continue with the club once more after finding their adviser, Kevin Haynes. “The process of forming the club was pretty straightforward. First, we had to fill out a form of approval from the office. Then, we raised awareness for the club through posters in order to gain members,” Leemaster said.
The students worked hard on publicizing their new club by mentioning it in the school’s morning news broadcast and setting up a Remind101 account for interested students to join. The club currently has 72 members in the Remind101 and will be starting up again soon after having to close during the winter months.
They meet every other Sunday at Olentangy Mini Golf off of 23, which gives two dollars off discount for club members. If student would like to join, they can text @oohspu to 81010.