Teeing off the season


Etowah golfers were hoping to hit off the 2022 season in the right direction, but with the cancellation of the boys’ first tournament on Mar. 12 at Apple Mountain Golf Course, they had to wait till Mar 19 for their second one in Athens. The Lady Eagles golfers, however, began their season with a win in a match against Sequoyah on Feb 22. 

“The girls are all so sweet and supportive, and we are all able to play and have so much fun together. Everyone is so hard working and inspire each other to continue improving,” Eliza Grace, senior, said. 

Practicing four days a week, the boys play nine holes after school Monday through Wednesday, and Thursdays consist of practice on the range on the Towne Lake Hills golf couse. The girls practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays, also playing nine holes, unless they have a match that day. The teams are currently preparing for area (two regions are combined to play in a tournament for a spot in state or sectionals as a team to see who can perform the best) being held at Eagle Watch this year. Then the top three individuals go to sectionals (to possibly qualify and proceed to state). If the varsity boys qualify for sectionals at the area, the top four players will go on to state.  

“The season has gone really well so far, and I am really excited for our next few matches that are getting close to county and area,” Elaina Lee, junior, said.  

Etowah’s girls have five more matches until they can qualify for state. The varsity boys were state champions in 2002 and 2005, and with eight more tournaments left to make it to the state championship, they hope to bring back the trophy this year.  

“This season is very promising for us, and I look forward to the success we are chasing,” Ben Mixon, junior, said. 

Good luck to Etowah’s golf players. An updated schedule for all golf teams can be found on Etowah’s website.