Golf playing better after slow start


The Newtonite

by Adam Rabinowitz
Golf, 3-4-1, has had a difficult start to season thus far, but the team is optimistic it can perform better as the season goes on, according to senior Ethan Plotkin, a captain with junior Owen Boucher.
Plotkin also added that the team is playing much better lately following a slow start.
“The season has been pretty up and down. We’ve had some really exciting wins recently but also a tie, which was hard to stomach. But we are picking it up recently though,” he said.
Coach Bob MacDougall said he is hopeful the Tigers can still meet their season goal of making it to the state tournament.
“Although we had a tough start, we are showing improvement. I believe that if we keep this up, we can qualify for the state tournament,” he said.
Plotkin also said he thinks the Tigers can make the tournament, but stressed the importance of consistency if the team wants to do well.
“The players are lacking a bit of consistency, but, being only half way through the year, we are confident that will come in the next weeks. It’s exciting seeing the chemistry build,” he said.
MacDougall also said that consistency is key to the Tigers’ success this season.
“Consistency is very big at this point. Playing well throughout and winning more than we lose is very important,” he said.
Plotkin added that transitioning from last year’s team to this year’s was very hard.
“Losing Charlie Goldberg, the captain for the past three years, was difficult, but we understood that losing one player wasn’t going to make or break a season. We went in with the attitude that somebody would inevitably take on his role. Still, losing a leader and player like Charlie takes a toll on any team,” he said.
According to Plotkin, the new players have been great so far.
“The new players have been very impressive. A few of them, namely junior Jonathan Wang, have quickly taken on starting roles which is cool to see,” he said.
The Tigers next faces Norwood at home today, as they try to continue their push towards making the state tournament.