Golf team prepares for upcoming season

Kalee Schietzelt, Staff Writer

Golf season is finally in full swing as new and returning members prepare for upcoming meets.

Players have been working extremely hard at practices to make sure they are prepared for the season.

“At practices, I have been working on improving my short game, putting, and straightening out long clubs,” senior Even Engebretsen said. Engebretsen placed 28th at sectionals last season.

The first meet was the Frostbite Scramble on Mar. 24 at the Higginsville golf course. Golf members have been practicing at the course five days a week after school until 5 p.m., and once the weather gets nicer, practices will be held later, Coach Robert Foster said.

“I have been working hard at improving my short game and my putting,” senior Luke Spry said.

“At practices I have been working on my short game,” sophomore Maddie Grobe said.

“I have been working a lot on my short game, chipping, and putting,” sophomore Sam Dankert said.

With the season starting team members also have high goals they have been setting. Last season, five golfers placed at the district contest to qualify for sectionals. Senior Even Engebretsen placed seventh, senior Luke Spry placed 16th, junior Kyle Nevius placed 23rd.

“I would like to make it to state and win the Benton County Cup” Spry said.

“I want to make it to state, win the Benton County Cup, improving as a player, team, and also just have fun,” Engebretsen said.

“My goals are to improve as a team, win the Benton County Cup, and to come together as a team and be able to count on one another as a family,” Grobe said.

“My goals is to play consistent games and to make varsity and to get there I have been going to extra weekend practices to improve as a player,” senior Jake Freeman said.