By Alex Johnson ’23
Spring season is underway at FGS and that means the golf season has begun. Competing against top tier golf programs in schools around the New England area, the golf team is off to a solid start. In each match, six of the ten members of the team play. The lowest five scores count and are added up for the teams final score. The season started with a few losses after playing through some tough competition such as Salisbury and Kingswood Oxford.
Despite these setbacks, the team continued to pursue and worked hard in their games. Hitting the range, practicing their short game, and playing a few times a week began to pay off. They began to see tremendous improvement and lower and consistent scores became more prevalent. All of this hard work led to an impressive win against Cheshire. Gunn shot their lowest score yet of 214 which sealed the victory. Fired up from this win, the team had another match against Forman. Once again, Gunn prevailed and although not the team’s best score, they were able to squeak by and secure the victory.
As the season continues, there are many more difficult matchups including prestigious tournaments like the Western New England Invitational, played at the beautiful Bulls Bridge Golf Club in Kent. Plus, the season finale Kingswood Invitational (KIT), played formerly at Oak Ridge and now played at the Arnold Palmer designed Gillette Ridge. It is needless to say that the team is very excited for the rest of the season and will continue to improve.