Greenwood vs New Pal golf preview


Sam Cassel, Reporter

As the school year winds down, high school golf teams are gearing up for a competitive end to the season all across Indiana.

Two teams with very high post season expectations face off on Tuesday. The Woodmen face off against the New Palestine Dragons.

Last year, GHS defeated the Dragons 151-172. The dragons have played a similar season in terms of points scored, while GHS has improved since last year. It is likely to see a similar outcome or even a better win for the Woodmen.

Senior Conner Chase has taken on a leadership role on the team. He believes the team has more potential now than in years past.

“We have had a couple of matches lately where we have not played our best golf, but as soon as we change, this team has the potential to win every late season match and even advance to regionals,” Chase said.

This match is one of the last of the smaller matches before the major tournaments begin. Many teams use it as a tune up to prepare for Sectionals.

“We have a chance as a team to use matches like this to step up and start winning more matches to get momentum going into Sectionals and Regionals,” Chase said.

The Woodmen have been preparing for these late matches all season with a combination of team practices and mental preparation.

“We need to know what is bothering us the most about our game in order to know what we need to focus on in practice, whether that is consistency, putting, or strategy,” senior Caleb Worgess said.

The day of the match and warm up can majorly affect performance, so it is important to have an effective routine in place for every match.

“We tend to hit some balls on the driving range and putt on the green to get a feel for the course before a match,” Worgess said.