Boys Varsity Golf Looks Ahead

The Boys Varsity Golf team currently holds a 9-6 record on the season. It began strong, winning its first three matches. The team had its first loss against Brunswick in its fourth match, though players shot the best score of the season. The team also had a good placement in the Andover Invitational Tournament, where it finished 6th.
The team has been dealing with a number of challenges including a rainy start to the spring season. The team also graduated several key players last year, leaving big shoes to fill. With that said, Coach Jason Maier applauded an uptick in morale, saying, “I’ve been impressed by the camaraderie among the team [members] and how they are able to bounce back after setbacks.”
The team also has a lot of potential. The addition of new golfer Jacob Chui ’21 has already paid dividends. Chui posts a two-stroke handicap, and has been a main contributor during competitions this year.
Another important addition was Postgraduate Jed Thomas ’19. His experience and maturity has made a significant impact on the younger players.
In addition, the strength of the current JV team bodes well for the future of the Varsity Golf program. The JV team saw the addition of four new Prep golfers. Though these golfers need time to develop into Varsity-level players, they hope to make this jump in the near future.
Team spirit has also been one of Varsity Golf’s strengths. Healthy competition is encouraged, and golfers have hard yet fun practices, which serve as a stress-reliever after school. The team spirit boosts morale for its golfers after wins and helps them bounce back after losses. Coach Maier said, “I like the atmosphere of the team this year. There [is] a lot of joking around and positive vibes. That’s great when we win, but even more important when we lose.”
The boys look to finish the season strong, working off the back of two consecutive wins.