The AHS Girls’ Golf team has officially teed off the season with practice starting on March 11. They held meetings to discuss the rules of golf.
Junior Belle Wickman said she is looking forward to having a larger team as they have eight girls going out. Wickman has been involved in golf since her freshman year. Her favorite thing about golf is though it’s a very quiet and mental game, golf can be fun when played with the right people. “My main goal is just to improve my game and reduce the number of strokes I have in game,” Wickman said. She hopes the entire team will make it to state as they have in years prior.
Head coach and science teacher Kathy Hobson said she is looking forward to “nice weather” and for the girls to improve on a sport that they can play their entire lives. “Our goal this year is to be good representatives of Atlantic High School,” Hobson said.
There are five returning golfers, four of which are letterwinners. Seniors Hannah Alff, Alyssa Ginther, and Baylee Newell, sophomore Anna Wieser, and Wickman make up the returning squad for the girls’ golf team. Three new golfers join the team this year–senior Halsey Bailey, sophomore Lauren Nicholas, and freshman Reagan Leonard.
The girls’ first meet is Thursday, April 4 against Creston at Creston Pine Valley golf course.