Boys varsity golf 2018 season preview

Boys varsity golf 2018 season preview

The 2018 boys golf season is approaching and the team is looking to have another great year. Head Coach Paul TenEyck is especially excited to begin this new season.

“I love the start of every season,” TenEyck said. “It is great getting the team going and having first practices and first events. I think we have a strong team this year that we will be competitive.”

With a good mix of returning players and new members, the team is hopeful that it will be a strong force in competition

“Our strengths will be senior leadership,” said TenEyck in regards to the six seniors on the team. “We have quality young men leading us this year. Captain Mike Battiste is a four-year team member and has worked hard in the offseason to get ready for this spring.”

Senior Grant Bardelli is excited to finish up his senior year surrounded by great guys and team morale.

The team is looking really good this year,” Grant said. “We have seven returning varsity players, so just looking at the roster there are a lot of guys who have played a lot of golf. Mike Battiste has played all four years on varsity and is the captain this year so he will lead us, but after him there are a bunch of guys that can all contribute to the team and it’s super exciting knowing that we have a lot of depth”

A highlight this year, as in every other season, will be the trip up to Traverse City for a big tournament.

“Our Traverse City trip is always the most fun we have; I really look forward to this trip,” TenEyck said. “We spend two nights there and it forms bonds and brings our team together.”

The team is not only looking for a solid conference record but also to go above and beyond when it comes to competition. The team has ambitions to win the conference, regionals, and place in the state tournament. Big rivals will be Forest Hills Northern in the conference and Rockford in the region.

Players and coaches are on the same page when it comes to how they want to end the season and have a year they will always remember, providing a common goal to work toward.

Our goals are always the same,” TenEyck said. “Win conference, win regionals, compete at the State Finals.”