WAYNE – With the start of the season about a week away for the Wayne High girls golf team, WHS has been busy on the golf course.
A total of 11 outings will make up the Wayne High girls golf season.
Head girls golf coach at Wayne, Josh Johnson said the first week of practice has gone fairly well.
“The girls have been working hard,” said Johnson. “Kind of learning how to play, walk in the heat and not just golf in the golf cart. But yeah, we’ve been out and had some good times so far.”
Coach Johnson has been coaching golf for 14 years at Wayne and has always had friends of the family to help the team out.
“People from year’s past have seemed to always sneak in there and give a day here and there,” Johnson mentioned. “Or Kyle Schellpeper, it’s not official obviously by any means but he’s always such a great help to help us out and give advice.”
The team lost Natalie Bentjen due to graduation who was the top golfer throughout the season last year who qualified for state but the team will have two returners and gained another three individuals for a total of five team members.
Wayne High was also able to participate in some individual team camps along with assistance from Wayne Country Club golf pro Kyle Schellpeper.
“But we focused a little bit more this year on us,” Johnson added. “Being so young and kind of new we thought maybe this summer just focusing here on us and learning what we need to do was probably the most important thing.”
The team met a couple times a week at the range and putting green throughout the summer.
Wayne High will begin their season in Beemer at Indian Trails Country Club on Friday, August 20.
The team will look to consistently hit the ball straight as they can and improve on their chipping and putting.
Two home invites will be showcased at the Wayne Country Club on Friday, August 27 and Thursday, September 23.
“I hope people that come watch us will see a fun young team, a hungry team that’s looking to get better every single day,” said Johnson. “A young team but definitely one that’s going to be growing and will really have some good things by the end of the season for definitely years to come.”
The Mid State Conference girls golf outing for Wayne is scheduled for Thursday, September 30 in Crofton.