Girls golf swings into action


Jameson Datoc ‘23

Girls golf captain Kyla Duong ‘25 practices her swing.

Due to the short amount of players that have golfing experience ,the girls golf team is currently not competing this year.

Kurt Osmer, the coach of the girls golf team explained, “This year, all of our experienced golfers left to play tennis”. Because they no longer have experienced players, he instead views their team more as a club. By using the season time to practice, instead of competing, the girls learn how to play and get a better understanding of the game. 

Currently, there are approximately a dozen girls on the team.

Osmer states that the girls are extremely enthusiastic and optimistic about playing and they are always trying their best to improve on their skills. On the other hand, though the girls are learning and developing these skills, they say it’s hard to stay motivated since there is no competition.

Nonetheless, this is not stopping these girls from meeting at Harding Park for practice every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for an hour to an hour and a half.

Changing the subject, Coach Osmer said that his background of the Aikido martial art really helped him improve on playing golf. 

The Aikido martial art is often translated as “the way of unifying (with) life energy.” By combining the mental aspect of Aikido with golf, Coach Osmer can balance out both elements to teach the girls a more unique and rare style of golf. 

Although the golf team did not compete this year, it has shown to be an amazing opportunity to learn something new while having fun.