Golf Brief

Zoe Bell, Reporter; Reporter

While in the past our school’s golf team has been of modest size, this year the sport grew in popularity with many newcomers and returning players. Going from a meager team of two girls last year to 16 girls this year, the team created a new bond competing against all other high schools in the Vine Valley Athletic League. This year, two of the 16 players are returning players: Sophomore Jordan Baughn and  Senior Bella Husary. Husary plans to continue her golf career in college next year, while Baughn finished in the top 10 and earned VVAL All-League Honors in the season. The girl’s golf team welcomes players of all skill levels, whether they come without having picked up a club once, or with years of golfing experience. Coach Rod Stewert provides each team member with the skills to become a successful golfer. The girls practice every day of the week except Fridays at Rooster Run golf club

Photo by Fiona Gmenier

and compete in matches twice a week. With each match taking between two to three hours, the team has plenty of time to socialize with one another and other competitors, making the sport more friendly and social than other contact sports. Additionally, the team has many bonding sessions throughout the season, strengthening their friendship. Sophomore Josie Woldemar, a first-year player, claims that patience and a good attitude are required to be a successful golfer. At the end of the season, the team competed in the Vine Valley Athletic League tournament, where they scored 287 points. Though casual, golf remains a highly intricate, inclusive sport.