The Machine Tooling Technics program at Madison College is designed to give future students like Matt Hach the knowledge and skills necessary to "design, build and inspect machined parts, injection mold and stamping die."
Playing for the WolfPack men's golf will give the New Glarus senior a chance to continue another passion and, he hopes, keep that program running like a well-oiled machine, too.
Hach, who tied for sixth at the 2018 WIAA Division 3 state boys golf tournament, announced recently that he had committed to Madison College. He said he was drawn to the school by two-year Machine Tooling Technics program that will allow him to enter the work force following graduation.
He was one of three golfers to announce their commitments to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III school. He joins A.J. Gray of Milton and Ethan Churchill of Sun Prairie in committing to the WolfPack.
"The process of giving my commitment to Madison College to play golf involved some confusion at first because I did not know if this was the path I wanted to pursue," Hach wrote in an email interview with Wisconsin.Golf, saying he had looked into going to Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, before twice touring Madison College's campus with assistant coach Adam Eichstedt.
"Madison College is the right college for me, because not only can I pursue the career field I have chosen and enjoy, but it also gives me a chance to golf at the same time, which is a huge upside. ... I'm grateful I took the second visit with Adam and his dad (second-year head coach Glenn Eichstedt) because I'd like to believe that tour helped me to make my final decision on becoming not only a Madison College student, but also a Madison College golfer."
The WolfPack is gaining a very consistent golfer in Hach, who probably deserves the moniker "Mr. 78."
Hach, who tied for sixth at the Capitol Conference tournament with a 78, helped the Glarner Knights reach the WIAA state tournament for the first time by winning the New Glarus sectional with a 78. Earlier, he tied for fourth at the Mineral Point regional with the same score (78) that he would shoot at the sectional and both rounds of the state tournament at University Ridge.
"I am hopeful that I will fit into the Madison College golf program and that I can be an active and participating member of the team to help further the team to become better as a whole," Hach wrote. "Expectations of being a WolfPack golfer that I have ... (are) to try your best, give it your all, don't get down on yourself and that everyone has bad days ... mostly because that's just the sport of golf."