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Teeing Off To Third – Girls Golf Takes Home Bronze

The Forest Hills Eastern golf team is off to a fresh start after coming back from last year’s hectic schedule. During the COVID-19 pandemic many sports, including golf, were disrupted. This meant their practices, matches, and tournaments were shuffled around. But after an uncertain year, the Eastern golf team has shot off into a new season.

Leaderboard for total team score.

This Monday, September 20, the girls’ varsity golf team played at Quail Ridge. The golf match was not a traditional 18 hole course; instead, it consisted of only nine holes – which is called a jamboree.

During golf matches, the girls on the team don’t play against the same opponents. Rather, they are matched up with girls from other teams and play in smaller groups. There were seven teams at the match on Monday, consisting of South Christain, Grand Rapids Catholic Central, Thornapple Kellog, Cedar Springs, Wayland Union, Kenowa Hills, and Forest Hills Eastern. The Eastern team shot a total score of 186 and placed 3rd overall. 

After shooting two birdies (which is one stroke under par), number one on varsity, Sophie Skoog (‘24), shot an individual score of 41 and placed second. “[Today] I played a better round of mine but there’s a lot of improvements that I could’ve made and a lot of parts of my game that I could’ve fixed up. But in general, I made a lot of good shots,” Sophie explained. She continued, stating, “I did a much better job of reading [the] green and getting a basis of course management itself, [which is] like feeling out what the course is like before you’re actually playing it.”

Individual player leaderboard.

Although Sophie recognizes that there was room for improvement for her own performance, she also mentions that she was proud of how she and her team performed at the Quail Ridge Jamboree. She is hopeful that at the next match, their team can make some improvements and play a better round to earn them first place, beating South Christain and Catholic Central, who took first and second.

The season is just starting up and the Forest Hills Eastern women’s varsity golf team is already showing promising potential. Practice and self-improvement will be key in helping drive these women to the top of the leaderboard in the upcoming matches.

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  1. Mr. Morley Mr. Morley

    Great writing!

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