Golf Team Finishes 2nd in Conference, Girls Tout What Team Means to Them


Elizabeth Bolin, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

It could be said that golf is not just a sport, but a life skill and the girls golf team embodies this mentality.

Emily Burgess, a senior on varsity, is glad she became a part of the golf team because of the friendships she has made and the lessons she has learned.

“It is a physical and mental sport. It can be difficult when your coach isn’t right next to you helping you, and having a strong mental game can help a player even more than just skill,” she said.

Burgess has been on the team for three years. “All of my teammates want each other to grow and help you if you are struggling.  That’s the awesome part about being on the team; you feel like you are part of a family,” she explained.

Elizabeth Scott, a senior who has played all four years, agreed with Burgess.

“We spend everyday together for multiple hours and we have become really good friends. Looking back at high school, I will definitely remember these girls and all of the time we have spent together,” said Scott.

Math teacher Brian Bobinski is head coach for the team.

“Bobo’s mentality for coaching is to give us drills and help us during practice but the meets are very much our own responsibility, said Scott. “He will give suggestions and helps us on our mental game. He knows how hard it is to be out on the course all day, and he has taught us to stick it out.”

Senior Josie Sullivan is thankful for the help she has received from Bobinski over the years.

“Staying focused and having a positive attitude when golfing is one of the hardest things to do. Your mental state can make or break a game,” said Sullivan.

The varsity team is well known for being a competitive one, and the girls’ goals are always to win conference and go to state. This year, they ended up as number two in conference, beaten only by Bayport.

“The meet was very hard because it was rainy, cold and windy,” recalled Sullivan.

All the players urge girls to try out.

“Bobo is less scary than he seems, and it’s really fun to be a part of the team. I have a lot of friends on JV who enjoy being a part of a more relaxed team,” said Scott. “I am so thankful for my teammates. We have a really good bond, and I will forever be thankful for that.”