“We play in the toughest division in San Diego so it’s really difficult,” junior Ian Hwang said. “We had some good matches, and everyone did their part.”
The majority of this season’s team came in with very little experience, seeking some enjoyable competition to close out the year. Coaches and players alike were sources of entertainment on the field.
“I remember one of our coaches brought one club to a golf course and he said he could play a whole round of golf with one club,” Hwang said. “He did, and it was pretty funny.”
That goes to show that the team sustained a unique environment throughout their time together. As for the players, they developed their game and learned to play with heart.
“Golf is not like any other sport,” Hwang said. “If you play golf, it’s all you think about, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing. You really get connected with the sport. It’s something you can do your whole life.”
Freshman Garrett Swelgin has grown as a player, as there was a lot for the group to learn individually this year.
“Playing with competition to get the best score was new for me this year,” Swelgin said. “To actually have to try as hard as I could was a wake up call.”
For freshman Jacob Lim, success added to the enjoyment of his season.
“The high point of the season was finally winning a match,” Lim said. “[It was] against Vista.”
The team continues to exhibit positivity concerning their sport, encouraging other students to join them next year.
“[Golf] is fun, and others should play because it’s definitely a stress reliever,” Lim said.
It’s hard to determine the boys golf status for next year, considering the massive loss of players this season.
“It doesn’t seem like many people are interested [in playing golf],” Swelgin said. “It’s a good sport to play. It takes a lot to do it, but it’s a fun challenge.”
This season ended a high school run for all but a few of the players on the team, as Hwang, Swelgin and Lim will be the sole returners to the program next year. Hopes are high for a large turnout of fresh skill and spirit.