Comradery on the Course


Maggie Collette, Reporter


Even though they are only part way through the season, the golf team has been successful on the green this season. They have so far competed in over 10 tournaments, practicing everyday after school at different courses in The Woodlands to challenge themselves and target different skill sets such as putting or driving.


“We play at the local courses about once a week, and then meet at our home course to work as a team during practices,” junior Emily Madeley said. “Our coach helps us with drills and stuff as well while we are at the home course.”


 The Lady Cavs began their season with the Oak Ridge Invite, and finished with 3rd place at the Vern Edwards Memorial tournament on January 19th. 


“The tournament was on our home course, and I was expecting to play really well because it was on our home course,” Madeley said.


 The boy’s varsity team followed with a 2nd place finish at the Magnolia Spring Classic tournament on the High Meadow Ranch course. 


“During big tournaments I try to take the course one hole at a time and keep my emotions down and not get too upset if something goes wrong,” senior Ryan Smiley said. 


This will be the 16th season for College Park Golf, and coach Tatum is hoping to bring all golfers to success. Thy boys have their annual pre-tournament dinners every week to discuss strategy and strengthen team comradery. The next tournaments will be February 12-13th at the KCC- Lake course for the boys, and at High Meadow Ranch for the girls. 


“We are all looking really good.” Smiley said. “Our team has good depth and we have a really good shot at going to districts this year.”