|Holyoke High School boys’ golf tees up for ’14 season|
|Written by Kyle Arnoldy|
With temperatures in the 90s, 12 kids hit the links at Holyoke Golf Course Monday, Aug. 4, for the official first day of practice for the fall sports season at Holyoke High School.
Three kids expected to join the team were absent, bringing the opening day roster to a total of 15 golfers for HHS. Stefan Betley is entering his fourth season as a golf coach, his first as the head coach. He will be assisted by Jeremy Thompson.
Leading the Holyoke High School boys’ golf team this year are letterwinners, pictured from left, junior Xander Nelson, senior Kody Timm and sophomore Tristan Sullivan. —Enterprise photo
The team has little time to waste as they have just four days of practice before they swing away at the Brush Bunker Hill tournament scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 7. According to Betley, these initial practices will be used to get the players some rounds played, figure out baseline scores and to determine the top four players who will play varsity. Identifying areas that need to be improved upon is also a crucial part of the first week of practices.
Betley noted that golf is an interesting sport because players compete individually and as a team. As he looks to help each individual golfer, he is also focusing on putting together the best team possible to compete.
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