The 2017 Clarke Central High School girls golf team has started meeting and has high hopes for the upcoming season. In addition to making improvements from last season, the team members also hope to enjoy their time together.
“At the end of the day at a match, we are not looking for if we are going to win this, because that might not happen,” Ash said. “Golf takes time. Golf is not a big sport at Clarke Central yet, so we are focusing on the kids who are interested in the game and getting better throughout the year.”
The team has seen many returning players, but is also looking forward to many new additions to the team.
“There are a lot of familiar faces,” head golf coach Brian Ash said. “We are also going to be having a lot of middle school players coming up and they are going to be able to practice with us and play with us in matches but their scores don't count. It will be good exposure for them though. We are trying to find a lot of teams, like you have a lot of good teams in our region that you can set up a match with them.”
Junior Toshiko Conine-Nakano is excited for the upcoming season and sees potential in the new team.
“Last season on a good day we had three girls playing in a match just because some were not ready to play or they had other commitments, so that kind of took a toll on us because we only had two girls go to region,” Conine-Nakano said. “This season we have a lot more girls on varsity, so I am hoping that we can get our names up on the scoreboard this year and not get disqualified.”