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Freshmen Carter Van Overbeke, pictured at left, and Chase Johnson take their turns on the putting green on the opening day of HHS boys golf practice Monday, Aug. 3. Tournament action begins this week, with the Holyoke tourney set for Friday, Aug. 28. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

Boys golf opens with 12 team members

Boys golf is the first high school sport in Colorado to begin play since the worldwide coronavirus pandemic shut down the country in mid-March.

Twelve Holyoke High School golfers reported for practice the first day, Monday, Aug. 3, with the first outing set for Thursday, Aug. 6.

Because golf itself is already a socially-distanced activity, the structure of the season itself has not been altered. However, there definitely will be differences during competition and practice.

The biggest change, noted HHS coach Nick Flaa, is that all scorecards will be digital, using the Colorado High School Activities Association’s golf app. Players will attest and verify the scores of their group in this app.

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