Charger Gammill reaches goal by signing with ICC in golf

Tres Gammill of Choctaw County signs with Itawamba Community College.
Staff Writer

Monday was a long time coming for Choctaw County’s Tres Gammill.

For years, he’d worked for the moment.

All of Gammill’s dedication came to fruition when Gammill signed to continue his golf career at Itawamba Community College.

“Ever since I started playing golf, that was my goal,” Gammill said. “It didn’t matter if it was at a junior college or a Division I level. To get this opportunity, I’m really grateful and I’m excited to get to go.”

Gammill put in the time to earn his big chance. Despite also playing baseball when he was younger, Gammill said he put his efforts fully into golf in the ninth grade.

That proved to be a wise choice as he became a top golfer for the Chargers. Choctaw County golf coach Gary Beals believes ICC will find Gammill to be excellent both on and away from the golf course.

“Tres is a quality kid,” Beals said. “He’s very smart. ICC is getting a good one. He averaged (shooting) this year in the 80s. He was a medalist at the division tournament. The weather impacted things a lot for us and we didn’t have a lot of good playing conditions, but ICC is getting a good golfer.”

Gammill is looking forward to getting to ICC and getting to work. He says he already knows what he needs to improve the most.

“Definitely my short game,” Gammill said. “That’s what I struggle with the most and that’s what’s keeping me from being at my full potential as a golfer.”

If his past is any indication, Gammill can likely iron out any problems he has as long as his mind is set to it. Not too long ago, he was just a guy with a dream of playing college golf. Now that dream is a reality.

“I’m ready to go,” Gammill said.