Girls Golf schools tough competition

The team is playing smart through first half of season

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New Trier’s Girls Golf team poses after putting up a tough fight at Hinsdale match

This past Thursday, Sept. 7, the team beat Maine South 158-175, with Amy Beanblossom, and freshman Grace Leber both leading the way shooting a 37. 

On Aug. 30 the team played at Onwentsia Golf Club in Lake Forest, their most difficult course of the season. Varsity finished in 3rd at this Loyola Invite shooting a total of 355. 

“The coaches are so great, they are helpful and have taught me a lot, especially about how to hit my driver””

— Clara Wilber

On Aug. 15 the Girls Golf varsity team won their first dual match of the season with a final of 163-185 against St. Charles East. The team also won their home opener against Deerfield 176-182.

“We didn’t play our best game, but even so we were right in the mix of a competitive state team,” says Senior varsity player, Amy Beanblossom. 

Golfers say that it’s a great community and environment to make new friends, but also have the opportunity to focus and learn more on golf. 

“The coaches are so great, they are helpful and have taught me a lot, especially about how to hit my driver,” JV Junior Clara Wilber says.

Wilber elaborates on how practice is also really fun, and players are able to focus on improving by receiving advice from their coaches and teammates in such a supportive atmosphere. 

“My experience has been all things positive learning from all the golf coaches, they give great advice and really help us improve. We usually spend it playing on the course or practicing our short game (chipping and putting),” says Senior Jenny Kang. 

 The team is on roll right now and has its sights on another state tournament run, with 7 state titles and 28 consecutive state appearances. 

“We took a rough hit this year after losing 4 out of our 6 varsity players who graduated in 2022, as well as our home course being under construction causing us to have to improvise for practices. That being said, our team is young with a lot of potential and determination,” says Beanblossom.