Girls varsity golf ‘putts’ themselves out there


Sierra Gomperts

Seniors Brittany Bilek and Lauren Kirkwood devote time after school to practice their golf swings. Instead of having organized practices, the team is responsible for devoting time to improve personal technique .

Although it is somewhat of an obscure high school sport to most, golf is a sport that requires all kinds of dedication. This all pays off in the end for some standout golfers who receive scholarships and rankings in greater tournaments. Other standouts come straight from Carlsbad itself, and these players show their extreme devotion and dedication this season.

Girls varsity golf has had a very impressive season so far, with an undefeated record of 6-0. Most people know that the school teams have to put in lots of time for practices and tournaments. However, Girl’s Varsity golf puts in the same dedication, if not more.

“We practice about four or five times a week,” Maria Rojas said. “On top of that, we have anywhere from one to four matches a week. It’s a lot, but it’s worth it.”

Although the girls must play and practice many times during the season, they have their own things that they have to do in order to get ready before the season starts.

“We start August 12th and go to the first couple of weeks in November,” Lauren Kirkwood said. “Before the season, we practice quite a bit, especially at the driving range.”

A big part of the girl’s success is the motivation and drive that the two captains, Lauren Kirkwood and Alana Urielle provide.

“Being captain is a big responsibility. You have to help inspire your team mates, and give them tips to help them out with their playing,” Uriell said. “The payoff is all worth it in the end.”

After all of the hard work that the girls put into their sport, they feel as though they have accomplished something great.

“Golf can get you to college, maybe even a career,” Uriell said. “The pay-off is so great, and it feels so good when we win it. It makes me feel so accomplished.”