When you look at CCC golfers Caden Remm (left) and Colten Remm (right), no doubt you see twins. Yes, people get them confused and some have to ask which is which. However, they are fraternal twins, not identical twins. While the boys say that is a sore spot, it is also something that they let people figure out for themselves and they always do.
"Everybody thinks we look exactly alike, and then they get to know us and a month later, they're like, 'I don't even know how I saw you guys as alike,'" said Colten.
The twins were the CCC golf team's first signees of 2017 when they inked letters of intent in January. Both played high school golf at nearby Lakeview High School in Columbus and both worked part-time at Elks Country Club, the home course for the Raiders golf team. CCC head coach Britt Blackwell was impressed with the twins during their junior year when both of them qualified for the state tournament, even though the Lakeview team did not. Given the twins' performance on the course, both as players and workers, Blackwell had high praise for them when they signed their letters of intent.
"I think due to their work ethic, the boys are going to be able to compete at the collegiate level and it's really going to raise our ability to compete with other schools," said Blackwell.
That forecast came to fruition in the first dual of fall season when CCC defeated Mount Marty JV and Colten was the low scorer with a 74. While it was a good feeling, there was a dose of reality.
"I thought it was going to keep going like that, but it didn't, said Colten. "The courses got a lot harder and I wasn't really expecting that. But after a while, I kind of figured it out and the scores got a little lower."
By the end of the fall season, at the Nebraska Intercollegiate Tournament in Norfolk, Colten shot a 73 for the one-day event, which earned him a medal for placing among the top 10 scorers. As a team, the Raiders scored 312, which was good for seventh place, the best among the community college entrants.
For Caden, the Nebraska Intercollegiate Tournament was his favorite event of the fall season, not only because he finished right behind Colten with a 76, but also because he was able to compete with the best collegiate golfers in the state.
"It gave me a feel for what college (competition) is like so I know what to expect in the spring," said Caden. "I had a lot of pressure this year and I've gotten better."
Competition aside, Caden is quick to point out the big picture.
"Playing golf is fun," said Caden. "It's just made me a lot of friends."
The twins have the same goal following their days at CCC in that they want to both move on to four-year schools. However, they may not enroll at the same place. Colten would like to build upon the great start he has had in the CCC golf program and move on to play at South Dakota State University. Caden would like to go to either the University of Nebraska at Kearney and study construction management or the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for PGA management.