Golf team has high hopes for the future

By Staff Writer
April 11, 2002

The Cabrini golf team has seen a few changes that should improve their score and make them into an even more competitive team than they already are.

The golf team now practices on harder courses at private country clubs. Tony Verde, the coach for the golf feels that the use of St. David’s and Springford country club’s will help the players improve their scores.

Verde thinks Cabrini stands a good chance at holding the number two spot in the PAC championships. Wesley is sure to hold number one since they are they rival of the PAC and are very stiff competition for all other teams. “Golf isn’t like basketball where someone else can help you out if your struggling. If you’re having a bad day there’s nobody to pick up the slack for you.”

In their last match the team scored a 333, which is the lowest score the team has had since Verde began coaching 3 years ago. If the score stays in that area than the team will have a very successful season.

Next year will be a big year for the golf team. Springford is allowing the team to host matches on their course next year but there has been no word from St. David’s on whether or not they will allow Cabrini to host games there also. Verde “feels fortunate” to at least have a course to host matches at.

For the future Verde wants more people to come out for the team. He hopes for students who at least know the rules of the game and enjoy playing to give the team a try. He hopes to be able to bring students who are interested to the course next year so they can play and without the burden of keeping a low score.

He is also planning on bringing in a golf professional to help players with their posture and swing. This would happen in the fall before the season begins in the spring so that students don’t lose their eye for the game over first semester. Verde believes that the season should be changed to the fall so that students who play over the summer don’t lose their touch.

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