Jason Rogers signs with Division I golf team

Jason Rogers signs

Destin resident and Rocky Bayou Christian School golf team captain, Jason Rogers, recently signed with the NCAA Division 1 Gardner Webb University golf team for the fall of 2014. "I love the feeling I get when I play," Rogers said. Jason's parents, Peggy and Richard were there for the signing.

Special to The Log
Published: Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 03:06 PM.

His dad introduced him to the game of golf as a youngster, but now the student has surpassed the teacher.

"Dad still plays with me," says Jason Rogers. "He can't keep up, but he tries," he said with a laugh.

Jason, 17-year-old son of Richard and Peggy Rogers of Destin, recently signed with the NCAA Division I Gardner Webb University golf team for the fall of 2014.

Rogers, who served as captain of his golf team at Rocky Bayou Christian School in Niceville, got his first taste of golf on the course at Kelly Plantation in Destin where they reside.

"Kelly is my home course," he said. "I get out every weekend and play 18 holes of practice."

But golf is not just a weekend game for Rogers.

"I do my usual practices every day," he said working on every aspect of the game. His practice time consists of about a couple of hours on weekdays and more on the weekends.

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