Girls Golf: small but mighty


Girl’s golf has only just begun their season, but they have been working vigorously as they prepare for their matches against some of the toughest schools in the state.

“We haven’t been placing as well because we are going up against a lot of Division one schools,” Fern Babinski ‘25 said. Although it may be difficult playing against big schools it’s giving the girls opportunities to improve their skills by challenging themselves. 

Although the team doesn’t always place as a whole, many individuals are ranking high and meeting their goals. 

“Individually, Rachel Williamson ‘23, me, and some other girls have been placing well,” Babinski said.

This year, Babinski and Williamson take the one and two spots for the team, and are team captains, along with Isa Goosens ‘23. 

“This season is important because more JV people are beginning to have to move up, as our team is mainly seniors,” Babinski said. 

While the girls have been playing against a lot of harder schools, the team also has a lot of local competition. 

“As a team, our biggest competitions are Catholic Central and Rockford,” Samantha Lovell ‘25 said.

To prepare for these harder matches the team has been practicing at Indian Trails and Kent Country Club frequently.

“We started practicing before school started, and we practice most days,” Babinski said. So far the team has played at Quail Ridge, Watermark, and some other courses as well. 

Looking forward the girls are practicing especially hard for regionals and states in the hope to bring back a trophy. 

“Regionals is going to be really tough, as it’s a harder course,” Babinski said. 

Despite the challenges that lay ahead, the players are all optimistic and excited about the success of the season.