Starting off strong

The golf team’s first matches and tournament are successful despite wet conditions.


Robyn Ziegemeier

Jonny Pechmann switches between playing for the JV and Varsity golf teams.

Robyn Ziegemeier , Staff reporter

Many students find spring break to be a time to lay back and relax, but not the FHC golf team. On March 21, they had their first match of the season against Holt, where they won 9:2, despite the course conditions. Due to the rain the day before, the greens, or the grassy portions of the golf course, were wet and made it harder to play, according to Jonny Pechmann.

“It went okay, but the greens were really hard and tough. I figured out a little bit, like half way through but it was still hard,” Pechmann said.

Despite the rough conditions, William Coleman still won both his individual match and helped the team win their match against Holt.

Their first tournament was an invitational to St. Charles Bogey Hills, where they came in 8th place. The conditions were similar to their match at Holt due to rain and cold weather, and Sam Emrick reported that their third match was cancelled due to the weather.

“We came in eighth out of ten teams. It was really cold that day and conditions were tough,” said Emrick. “[The third match] was cancelled because it rained.”

Even at the start of the season, the players have their sights set on shooting better and to continue to score as low as possible. Others, such as Emrick, also want to move up from JV to varsity.

“Hopefully [I will] be [on] varsity by the end of the year, or in the next three years, but that’s one of my goals,” Emrick said. “My other goal [is to] shoot 45 or better on every coach.”

The team is steadily reaching their goals with advice from past seniors, but especially from their current captain, Marcus Falcomata.

“Marcus has impacted me the most, pretty much. He’s always telling me pointers to do, like on the putting and on the green. He helped me with my drive so it went straighter last year,” Pechmann said.

The golf team had two matches this week:  April 2 against FZW and April 4 against FHN. Varsity fell to the jaguars but defeated the knights. JV eneded up with two wins.