MS Golf: Success on the Fairways

Toby L., Staff Writer

Photo by Patty Johnson

The Middle School GolfCats out-drove the competition, and although they were not awarded green jackets of their own, they ended the season successfully, with the boys going undefeated (12-0) and the girls finishing at 4-1.

The GolfCats started their season with three days of tryouts on February 21. Gameplay started a few days later, and the season ended on April 16.

This year, the GolfCats had a much smaller team on the boys side, where 12 tried out, with only seven moving on to the team. For the girls, nine tried out, with three of them moving up to the JV level, leaving six on the MS team.

The GolfCats used the Fox Creek and Legacy Golf Courses as their home courses, but they went to many others throughout the season.

The coach of this year’s Middle School team was Patty Johnson, a PE teacher for the lower school.

“The GolfCats had an incredible season. Also, this is the most girls that WMS has had on a MS team. I am so proud of both teams!” said Coach Johnson.

Beyond the individual team scores and records, many friendships were built throughout the season.

“I love coaching MS Golf, and this season was extra special. The teams bonded very well and stayed so focused during match play,” said Coach Johnson.

The players agreed. “I enjoyed the golf season because of the friendships we built during the season and the camaraderie we shared as a team,” said eighth grader William L.

“It was really fun to bond with a lot of the upper school girls,” said eighth grader Katherine Y., who played for the JV team.

“I enjoyed the golf season because playing golf with friends and a team is a really great experience,” said eighth grader Harris B.

With many outstanding and experienced players on the team, Coach Johnson has high hopes on where they will go in the future.

“It is amazing to see MS golfers shooting par or below with consistency. It would not surprise me to see some of them in The Masters in the future. I say ‘dream big and follow that dream,’” she said.

Photo by Sukai Liu