Cyclones hope to drive the golf team to success
The HCHS girls golf team is gearing up for a new season set to begin March 30 against the Denison-Schleswig Monarchs.
“We had a pretty good group last year and we’re looking to improve and get better,” said Cyclones Head Coach Todd Bladt. “Everybody’s a year older, a little bit more experienced. I think the girls are ready to get after it and get some shots.”
Last season, the Cyclones had a roster of five students, including Timber Svendsen who led the team in 9-hole performances with 46 strokes, averaging 50.33 on the season. She also led in 18-hole performances with 97 strokes, averaging 103.50 on the season.
“She (Svendsen) puts a lot of time in,” Bladt said. “During the offseason, she works out there and tries to improve her game constantly, so that’s giving her the skills she needs to be successful out there and she’s a good leader for the other girls. We’re looking for good things out of her and our senior campaign here.”
This season, the roster will have six members, and despite a small squad, Bladt is optimistic about how the girls will perform.
“That’s going to kind of round out the squad, just those six girls,” he said. “We’ll go get after it with them and they’re going to give it their best effort.”
Bladt hopes to see improvements from where the girls finished last season, including taking better shots and staying mentally tough on the course.
“We look to do the best on every shot,” he added. “That’s the tough thing about golf, recovering on every shot and looking back on it.”