Lady Bison Golf: Heading into the 2018-19 season

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Lady Bison Golf: Heading into the 2018-19 season

Coach Grice, at left, and members of the golf team prepare for a match.

Coach Grice, at left, and members of the golf team prepare for a match.

Coach Grice, at left, and members of the golf team prepare for a match.

Coach Grice, at left, and members of the golf team prepare for a match.

Alyssa G. Twigg, Staff Writer

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The 2018-2019 Lady Bison golf season is set to be a good one, according to long-time golf coach, Ms. Grice.

According to Ms. Grice, this season the team has very high expectations: “I am so excited for this season.  I have 5 terrific athletes who have golf experience and are very dedicated young ladies.  I believe we will be very competitive this season in each of our matches.  I believe we will perform very well in the Mountain League. I am hoping to take a team to districts, which hasn’t been done for a quite a few years. A school may participate as a team if 4 golfers have qualifying scores.” 

The girl’s golf team has five members this season, four of whom are returning letter winners. Josie Grice, a senior, is a three-time letter winner. Kate Barnes, a junior, is a two-time letter winner. McLain Alt, a junior, is a one-time letter winner, and Christina McGinnis, a sophomore, a one-time letter winner.

McLain has strong beliefs about having a winning golf season: “Yes, I think we will have a winning season. We are off to a good start. The first match this year we came in second. The second match we came in third.” 

The girl’s golf team has a lot of goals this season, whether personal or for the team. Ms. Grice has a lot of goals for her team this year that she believes are achievable: “First of all, my core goal every season is for each girl to improve her game. My second goal is to take a team to districts.  Each year we are permitted to take two individuals to compete at the district level. Now that our Lady Bison golfers have playing experience, we have a chance to qualify 4 to make a team.  Third, I would like to set a goal of finishing in the top two in our Mountain League.  Each year we have moved up in rank and I would like that to continue this season.” 

The golf season has a good outlook. With the experience within the team and coaching, they are set up to have a winning season. Ms. Grice says her players have “went above and beyond” to prepare for this season. The girls have been “golfing with their families all summer” to prepare, according to Ms. Grice.

As for individual players, McLain Alt describes the work ethic her team must have in order to have a successful season: “We just need to keep our heads down when we are hitting and good things will happen. We need to keep working hard, and good things will happen.” 

Overall, the coach and golf team this year believe this season will be successful. Head coach Ms. Grice has something to share with our readers: “The girls I have are truly a lot of fun to work with as they are encouraging and supportive of each other.  If any girl is interested in golfing, we would love for you to join us and teach you the joys of golfing.