As the year comes to a close, boys’ golf culminated its season sending four players to compete in PALs and one to CCS. Despite losing a substantial amount of seniors this year, the team maintained a solid performance throughout the season.
Junior Jeffrey Ward, who played for the team at CCS, attributes the team’s constructive year to the friendly, welcoming dynamic supported by the players.
“We don’t arrange team bondings, but we still find ourselves hanging out outside of school,” Ward said.
This tightly-knit team dynamic helps the players attain the focused mindset necessary along with many hours of practice to succeed in the sport.
“When you’re out on the course having a bad day, it’s important to be surrounded by people who can get you in the right mind and tell you good shot, or remind you that you still have the next shot,” Ward said.
Ward has been playing golf for many years but said that the team welcomes all levels.
While the sport involves many hours of practice, Ward and his teammate Joey Mogavero suggested that Burlingame golf is laid back compared to many other sports.
“I played football, and I can definitely say golf is more relaxed,” Mogavero said. “It’s generally less competitive because it’s individual, but you can be as competitive as you want to be.”
The same relaxed attitude Mogavero described allowed him and his teammates to enjoy their match at PALs without stressing about qualifying for CCS.
“Although I could have done better, I had fun playing golf there and met some new people,” Mogavero said.
Mogavero hopes that next year the team will come out even stronger and win more of their matches.