The Tribe Times

Golf swings in 2017 season

Nick+Hartman+hits+an+iron+into+the+green+on+hole+number+three.+Hartman+continued+on+to+shoot+a+48.
Nick Hartman hits an iron into the green on hole number three. Hartman continued on to shoot a 48.

Nick Hartman hits an iron into the green on hole number three. Hartman continued on to shoot a 48.

Photo by Savannah Oesterle

Photo by Savannah Oesterle

Nick Hartman hits an iron into the green on hole number three. Hartman continued on to shoot a 48.

Savannah Oesterle, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Both Varsity and JV golf teams had home course advantage as they battled against Bishop LeBlond and Savannah on Wednesday, March 22 at Smithville’s Paradise Pointe Golf Complex.

The teams played the front nine of the Posse which was difficult due to the holes that ran alongside the lake.

Despite it being a windy day, for some players the wind was not the biggest problem. Some players struggled with nerves, others off the tee, and some around the greens, but all players learned what parts of their game they needed to improve.

“I need to work on my short game,” said Brock Cook, senior. “Just chips, putts and sand shots.”

This is Cook’s last year on the team, and he didn’t look nervous as he played. Other players battled through the nerves.

“I’m happy with how I finished, but at the beginning, I struggled; it was off the tee and the jitters,” said Trace Walters, sophomore.

While Cook and Walters are returning Varsity players from the 2016 season, freshman Cameron Oesterle is joining the team for the first time.

Oesterle filled the fifth spot for the team as the only freshmen to play Varsity for the first match of the year.

“I had fun playing, but there is room for improvement,” Oesterle said.

The Warriors did not walk away victorious but they still beat Savannah in the match. For individual scores, Walters led the Warriors with a 43 for the nine holes.

Following Walters, Cook shot a 46 and senior Nick Hartman shot a 48. Sophomore Mckinley Hopkins carded a 49 and Oesterle rounded the team out with a 54.

As for the first match of the year, the Warriors walked away with ways to make themselves competition for other schools.

“It was definitely a place to start from,” Cook said.

On Tuesday, March 28 both Varsity and JV teams will play St. Pius at Paradise Pointe again. On Wednesday, March 29 Varsity will be going to their first tournament at Hodge Park Golf Course at 8 a.m.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

Comments are closed.