Taking a swing, from one season to the next

Head coach, Julie Buerman is ready for the start of golf season Monday March 21 when students return from spring break.

“The girls have been working hard at improving their game through indoor winter lessons,” Buerman said. “Once the courses open up, we are looking to work on our short game a lot this spring to bring our scores down even lower from last year.”

Approximately 20 girls are excepted to go out for golf this season.  Buerman says that her goal for the team is to make it all the way to the state tournament.

The first Varsity meet of the season is on April 7 at Gardner Golf Course. The meet will be against Washington, Marion and Linn-Mar. Last year,

Nicole DeCost is a senior this year on the Kennedy golf team. Last year, DeCoste was able to move from JV to Varsity and was able to play in the number three spot the majority of the year. Her teammates voted her the most improved player. Over the winter, she used the indoor simulators at Elmcrest Country Club with other teammates.

“My goal for this year is to drop a few strokes to my score and to be more consistent,” DeCoste said. “I also want to get some of the younger players excited about about golf, so that when we’re gone the program can continue to grow”

The team knows they are capable of qualifying for the state tournament. They were close to making it to state last year and most all of the same players returning.

“As a team we want to average on 18 holes with 340 strokes. I personally want to average one to two over par for 18, if not under par if possible.” Sierra Hargens sr., said. “My goals this year are to commit to every shot and to play smart. I am hoping to qualify and compete well at state.”