“We usually make that decision by how we played last week, but it also depends on the golf course we are going to have our match on,” said Dulkanchainun.
Dulkanhainum believes confidence in yourself and in your swing goes a long way to stay champions.“If you cannot trust yourself, you will have an even harder time playing. If you want to stay as champions, then you must believe you are one.”
It is also important to bond as a team. Although golf is an individual sport the players have a close relationship.
THE FRIENDSHIP BONDS WE FORMED WERE GREAT AND I WOULDN’T WISH TO SPEND THE PAST FOUR YEARS DOING ANYTHING ELSE," SAID CO-CAPTAIN KRISTEN VITOLO
Team members have given each other nicknames. Wawa Hengthanaphaibun is “the god” whose swing is described as perfect every time. Kristen Vitolo is “the Flash” whose swing is very fast. And Dulkanchainun is “the Tornado” because her swing is described as very twisty.
“No one is going to be easy on you just because you just started playing golf because there is a reason why it is called a golf team and not golf lessons” said Dulkanchainun. “A lot of people think it is okay to join a varsity golf team with no previous experience, but it just brings the team down,” she insisted.
However, Vitolo, has another perspective and says that she values each member of the team. Vitolo says, “we can always use new players on the team because we want to build up the team for next year and keep the program going strong.”
This was Vitolo and Dulkanchainun’s last season, but they both say they will always remember their time with the team.
Dulkanchainun says, “I am definitely going to miss playing golf at VNHS and there is nothing that would ever be the same as what I had experienced with my team.”