As a golfer, Snell said his strength is his mid-range game. Putting has come more slowly, but it’s improved thanks to coaches such as former Buffs coach Chris Zike and current coach Jude Schlesselman.
“Golf is almost 100 percent mental,” Snell said. “Your game depends on what your mood is. Coach (Schlesselman) taught us the ‘10-yard rule.’ You can get as mad at you want until you get 10 yards away from the ball. Then, you just forget. You forget about the last shot and you go on to the next one. It helps.”
Snell said the team’s “positivity” has been his favorite thing about being a Buffs golfer.
“It’s always fun to be around positive people, because it puts you in a positive attitude,” Snell said. “You can be in a mad mood, and the minute you step on the golf course, you’re outside, enjoying it, and you’re with your friends. You can’t beat it; it’s a great way to release all the negativity from that day.”
Snell said he transferred from Savanna because he wanted a more “hands-on” education. He found that at MHS, enjoying its visual arts department and especially working on Buff TV.
“I enjoyed every second of that,” Snell said. “It was great hands-on work. I learned a lot about it, how to use the software and how to edit.”
Already accepted to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Snell said he may want to study digital media and become a video or photo journalist. After taking the Buff TV video elective at MHS in the fall, Snell said he’s now taking a photography class at Kiamichi Technology Center.
But Snell also said he’s interested in architecture, choosing OSU in part for its strong architecture program.