Girls Golf Team Has Good Times as Par as the Eye Can See

The Herrin Golf Team starts off proud and strong with high hopes for the upcoming season.
Ryleigh Pitman (11) leaves school with her team, preparing herself for her match.
Ryleigh Pitman (11) leaves school with her team, preparing herself for her match.
Photography, B Boyd

At the start of the school year, the girls golf team began their matches for the official start of the season. They’ve trained hard each week of summer, and since the first day of school, they have been training harder.


Overall, the team seems very optimistic about this upcoming season. One junior on the gold team, Ella Holthaus, says that so far, the season has gone pretty good, and that the courses that they’ve been to so far are alright, and all the people they’ve gone against have been pretty decent, but she thinks as they “get through the season, we’ll improve.” 


Though the golf team has been against decently tough competition, they’ve still been able to pull through and really come together as a team. As a second year member of the school’s team, Ella Holthaus isn’t the only one who sees big opportunities for her and the team in the upcoming years. Cameran Gwaltney, the team’s only senior player, also says she sees good potential in the team not only this year, but the years after she graduates. She says,”I see a lot of potential in the upcoming years for the team, we have a lot of younger players who are already doing great in matches.”


When it comes to things the team needs to work on, a few of them can agree they’re a little rusty when it comes to things like chipping or putting. When they’re further away, they occasionally need to work on shortening their strokes. Ella Holthaus (11) says, “Honestly, our chipping is what needs work, and our 30 ft puts. We spend a lot of strokes just trying to get to the hole if we’re around 30 yards or chipping. So, if we could just get it closer to the hole it would shorten our strokes.” However, just because there’s naturally room for minor improvements, doesn’t mean the team has been let down at all. The team keeps spirits high and wins strong along with their coach, Mrs. Webb. Overall, the team seems to get along greatly with their coach. Cameran Gwaltney (12), says. “I love our coach. She pushes us to keep going even when we get down on ourselves. She has a close bond with every player on our team, and she is always there when we need something.” 


Coach Webb has done a great job at being able to train the girls to improve while also keeping a close relationship with them. This aids in anticipated success for any challenging moments in the upcoming season.

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    Ella HolthausSep 12, 2023 at 2:29 pm