Girls golf working to improve

Armani Moten, Website Blog editor

The girls golf team is on a mission. This year is a building season for not only for the entire team but especially the seniors leaving the program this year.
“Our goals this year for this season are to have all seniors finish all American and to improve on our game as a team,” coach Scott Bantz said.
Bantz also expressed that the biggest rivals that they’re facing this year are all the Plainfield schools. The biggest focus is making sure they’re improving each and every game.
All four of the seniors explained how their families inspired them to play golf.
“I grew up playing it with my father and grandfather but officially started playing freshman year,” Taylor Hogan, senior said.
Senior Sarah Vasquez also explained why her family influenced her to play golf.
“Honestly my whole entire family chose golf so the sport just fit into my life,” Vasquez said.
Bantz has instilled so much in the season. One thing that every girl on the golf team has stated is that practice makes perfect.
“I stay at the course after practice or I go on the weekends, and I will hit extra buckets or go put for another hour or two” senior, Vidaliz Martinez said.
Bantz says he tells the girls over and over again that golf is a mind game and you have to believe in yourself.
“You really just have to believe you can do it and you will,“ Bantz said.
Golf isn’t just practice; it’s also many moments that the girls create on the team that makes it even more special. At the end of the season there is a father daughter golf outing where the girls can bring their dad and have the best afternoon of golfing fun. There is also the senior night where the senior girls are introduced and enjoy their last game as a wildcat.
Their next game is away at Joliet Central on Sept. 17 at 4p.m.