Enloe Women’s Golf – Enloe Eagle’s Eye

I’ve cheered at soccer games, shouted for the soccer team, and run off the bleachers during volleyball games. But there is another Enloe sport to be commended for: women’s golf. The All-Star team, which includes three players who qualified for the regional team this season, is a talented, passionate, welcoming community who are dedicated to the sport they love. I meet with the team’s coach, Coach Simpson, players Phoebe Shaw (10) and Parisa Majumdar (9), and captain Kayla Williams (12) to learn more about this amazing team and the sport of golf.

“It’s like a mind game, you know?” Phoebe Zhou says of golf, “You have to train yourself to be very focused and aware […] from your thought process […] So you can play the game.” All the guys I’ve talked to have been playing golf for years, and they each like something different about it. “It’s calming in a way, you’re not really worried about other things going on.” Who From its connection with nature to its tactical side to its calming abilities, golf has something for everyone.

Besides the sport itself, all of the players talked about the welcoming community on the team. “We are all very supportive of each other.” Xu says, “We all try to help each other get better.” Each player talked about the support they received from the other team members, and how they all helped each other improve their skills. They also talked about the relationships and friendships they established through the team, whether through meeting other players in tournaments or in the team itself. “We keep in touch and even though I’ve only known them for a month, if we have other tournaments unrelated to school golf, we’ll tell each other and keep in touch like that,” says Parisa Majumdar.

At the heart of the supportive community is the team’s coach, Coach Simpson. When asked about the team’s coach, Parisa said “He’s one of the nicest coaches I’ve ever had, and he’s always very supportive. He’s always willing to open up training, even if it’s just for one of us.” All players

Talk about his encouraging speeches and his flexibility when it comes to practicing and working with her. “I try to encourage players to grow in the game and most importantly take the lessons learned and apply them in life,” says the coach, “Golf is a hard sport. The perseverance it takes to get through the tough times is an invaluable life lesson and increases the likelihood of success after the time is up. They spent it with the team.

Everyone on the team has their eyes on the future. Senior members of the team have expressed interest in playing golf in college, which opens the opportunity for all kinds of scholarships – both athletic and academic. The underclass majority team is preparing to build on this year’s success and their role in making Enloe history at the regional tournament. In the words of Coach Simpson, “The future is bright.”

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