With the fall season kicking in, Alhambra also has a new sports team joining the fall pep rallies. The girls’ golf team has recently been unveiled to AHS. Last season, they were a pilot program, meaning they were not in an official league, but they did attend invitational matches every now and then.
“I think the team has definitely improved in both our skill and mindset. Since it was a pilot season last year, we have been practicing hard over the summer listening to Head Coach Brambilla’s advice,” sophomore Yaneli Guajardo said.
On Thursday, Sept. 18, The Moors had their first match, against the Gabrielino Eagles. Although Gabrielino earned first place with a 40, senior player Anhayte Guajardo tied for second with a 43 and Yaneli Guajardo ended in third with a 44. The girls plan on improving even more throughout the season with their skill and mindset of the game. On Thursday, Oct. 9, the girls swept through matches against Webb High School, earning a team win against them.
“We have been doing really [well in our past games]. We have [been improving] by practicing and practicing to fix what we do wrong on the course,” junior Amanda Beeal said.
Every day, the team meets at Almansor Golf Course and works on various techniques that their coach observed that the girls needed to practice, including mental preparedness and knowing the rules and regulations. They also warm up with pitching, chipping, putting and hitting a bucket of balls individually onto the range. The team has five girls this season, but they are hoping to recruit more girls next season.