Fore! You better duck, because no one wants to be hit by a golf ball during practice.
The AHS girls’ golf team has entered their second season of competition after Title IX was established last year. The team currently participates in competitions as a freelance school, playing against several schools in the surrounding San Gabriel Valley area, including South Pasadena, San Marino and Bishop Amat High Schools. They currently hold a season record of 0-3.
The Moors are currently being led by Head Coach Luis Brambila, whom is also a physical education teacher at AHS.
“For this season, we expect to improve in our game and ability, […] we have players that work hard and enjoy the game of golf,” Brambila said.
The team practices daily from 3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Almansor Park Golf Course where they work on techniques such as putting, chipping, playing on sand and hitting drives.
“Our goal is to practice as best as we can to be better recognized as a sport [at AHS],” senior Sabrina Pacheco said.
The team consists of a very small roster, since it is only in its second year after it was established. The girls claim that this small roster helps them build close relationships to form a better team which in turn results in better performance on the course. The players asserted that the game of golf is not only one played against opponents, but also against the course.
“Golf is a game in which you compete against the course, and depending on the difficulty of the course, the outcome is your score, which is compared to the opposing team’s score,” sophomore Amanda Beeal said.