Girls’ golf mid-season recap

Halfway through the CHS girls’ golf season, the team is 2-3. Due to injury, several returning players have been out for the majority of the season. 

Coach Lance Novack is working with newer players to help improve their game and get them accustomed to the high school golf experience. New players are already showing growth. 

“We are getting much better than we were at the beginning of the year,” said Novack. “Our scores are dramatically improving.”

Compared to last year, practices are very similar; on Tuesdays and Thursdays, team members work with Novak to advance their skills. Practices are designed for the individual so that each golfer can address what she is struggling with. 

Sophomore Avery Shellow is playing her second year on the golf team and has broken her personal best twice this season. She finished last year with a score of 54, dropped to 46 at the beginning of the season and then dropped again to 45 just last week. Shellow agrees the team has seen a lot of improvement, especially as individuals, but she also enjoys the team aspect of the sport. 

“[Golf is] individual, but you’re working together as a team,” said Shellow. “You want to shoot the lowest score possible as a team in hopes of trying to win. It’s all about personal growth and learning and getting better.”  

The team hopes injured players will return for the second half of the season but looks forward to developing skills and growing as players in the meantime.