The Bread and Putter of Osbourn

Chris Hernandez-Figueroa, Staff Writer

The Varsity golf team has grown in the number of members from last year. They went from 1 member to 6 now. They compete with the surrounding schools in a nine-hole course during the school year. 

“This year was a lot better because there were more people on the team but other than that the actual game is fun and it feels good to improve week to week,” said senior Laura Skaggs the captain of the golf team. 

The golf team practices once or twice a week until the season is over. They practice at the golf course in Prince William. 

“A typical practice starts on the putting green and we practice our putting and chipping. then we go to the driving range and practice with our clubs,” said junior Austin Oakley a member of the golf team. 

The varsity golf teams versus other schools. They need and play nine holes during the school year. In the summertime, they play an 18 hole course. The team with the collectively lower score is the school that wins. 

“I’ve been interested in golf since I was 7 years old and what started the initial interest was the clothes. Once I got into it, the technique and the things you use are very interesting and harder than it looks,” said Skaggs.

Golf was invented in 1457. They played by striking a feather-stuffed ball with club-shaped tree branches. The sport has upgraded since then. 

“What interested me in joining the golf team was the fact that it is a sport that you can play for the rest of your life,” said Oakley.