Girls golf teeing off season at regionals

With the season’s changing, golf is almost out of session. The Chargers girls golf team had an amazing season finishing at a 12-2 and have a great shot at making state this season.

Golf does not come naturally. You have to put time and practice at it like any other sport. Senior Emily Linder has been playing golf since 8th grade and Junior Tori Straley has been playing golf her whole life but has only been playing competitively since freshman year.

Though the season is short, the girls still have to work on their game. Junior Tori Straley said, “The season has been amazing, I love the girls and the bond we have, and I always have a great time. My golf game has also gotten a lot better this year which is a plus.”

“The season has been going great,” senior Emily Linder said. “I feel like the team is very close this year.”

A golfer always has a favorite club. Senior Emily Linder’s favorite is the driver because she is able to “hit it far but also keep it straight which helps.”

“My favorite club is 100% my driver because I love just completely nailing the ball as far as I can,” said junior Tori Straley.

Though a golfer has a favorite club, a golfers main goal is to land on the green, accumulating the least amount of points.

“When I’m on the green, I focus on the ball and the green in front of it,” said junior Tori Straley. “I take a deep breath and just trust that I know I’m going hit it well.

The team’s success is more than just skill and practice; it’s in the attitudes and involvement of the girls.

“We all have good mental attitudes,” said Linder. “When we have a bad shot we are able to easily recover and not let it get to us.”

“The secret is that we have fun,” said Straley. “It helps how close we are, we encourage each other and that’s what makes all the difference.”

The girls golf team will be competing in regionals Saturday at Noble Hawk Golf Links.