Boys’ Golf: A Tee-rific Season

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Boys’ Golf: A Tee-rific Season

Josh Pratl

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Golf is a very fun, forgiving and sometimes humbling sport to play. Having great teammates and an awesome coach makes me more successful because I am always trying to improve for them. Most importantly, having the correct mental approach throughout the round and practices set the tone for a positive experience. A typical day for a golfer is more complicated than anticipated. One day can produce an outstanding score and the next day can be the complete opposite. This is where it truly turns into a mental game. Having supportive teammates and coaches helps overcome the burden of a bad golf day and the encounters it brings. Training for golf may seem simple, yet it is very complex. An after school practice consists of several drills on the putting green, short game area (working on shots near the green), and the driving range for full swing work. Staying focused through the entire practice often leads to success on upcoming golf tournaments and matches.

The varsity boys’ golf season is going very well so far. The team is performing great in both tournaments and duel matches. This year we are looking to defend our regional championship and compete for a sectional and state championship.

I have been playing golf for only six years and I have enjoyed the growth I have noticed in both myself as a person and as a player during this time period. Golf is by far the hardest sport I have played because it requires a tremendous amount of mental focus and consistency in practice and on-course play. I starting playing the sport with my dad, who played in a golf league at Green Garden Country Club. I plan to play this lifetime sport long after high school because it is always a challenge, but you have no idea how the game will test you on any given day.

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