An all-new girl’s golf team is here to represent the San Lorenzo Valley Cougars. Five seniors and one junior, all who have never played are finding their way around the course, and they are really enjoying themselves. “The only expectation we have is to go out and have fun. We’re not looking to win it all at CCS, our goal is just to get better at the game,” said Nicole Scarpace after their first two losses against Aptos and Santa Cruz on September 10th and 12th. “We’ve done better than we thought. Considering we’ve all never played before, we can hold our own.”
The team consists of Nicole Scarpace (senior), Skyler Delvy (senior), Jessica Ellis (senior), Gabi Sermeno (senior), Jennifer Swenson (senior), and Jordan Martinez, the lone junior. The coach is English teacher Mr. Sutcliffe, or “Sutty”, as most kids know him. “It’s exciting to see them hitting the ball for the first time and getting better at the sport,” said Coach Shane Sutcliffe. “They are all nice kids and I’m glad to see them playing a sport that they can play for the rest of their lives.”
It’s great to see kids playing a sport just for the fun of it rather than because they expect to be the best, as Nicole Scarpace said.
Both Jordan Martinez and Skyler Delvy seem to agree that golf is a lot of fun and “Sutty” is a great coach that helps them learn a lot. Although they lost both of their first matches, it seems that it is going to be a great season. The whole team agrees that the absolute priority is to have fun and improve; the golf team invites all supporters to the golf matches on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 to give the team some support.