Moeller Golf in 2018
Moeller Crusader Golf is starting off another good year with many top 5 finishes in different invitationals on the schedule. “We started off the season really well against some of the top teams in the region,” said Assistant Varsity Coach Andrew O’Bryan. Moeller Golf’s top finish was 3rd place at the Oakwood Invitational. Moeller Golf is led by head coach Dan Dunlap, with assistant coaches Andrew O’Bryan and Andrew Horner.
The team is led by senior captains Tyler Totin and Will Riesenberg. The Moeller golf team has 12 players currently on the roster almost all of which have played golf for Moeller before. Compared to last year, the team is much younger as it is only led by 2 seniors, but has many juniors stepping up to lead the team. O’Bryan said, “Even though we only have 2 seniors this year it is more of a tight knit community in contrast to last years season.”
The Moeller Golf coaches are preparing the guys for success on and off the course. “During the season the guys play on harder golf courses to prepare them for hard matches and for the playoffs,” said coach Andrew O’Bryan. Also, during matches, O’Bryan and others walk with the players and can provide positive reinforcement. As well, they can help the players with a tough shot. Before the season the Moeller Golf coaches also scheduled matches against the best teams around the city/ state to practice for the playoffs.
A golf match is played in 2 different types of matches. The first is a 9 hole ,after school, match where the team is split into blue team for GCL quad when 1 player from each school gets paired up. During the GCL quad, each school takes 6 players and after all the players play their round each team takes the lowest 4 scored and whomever has the lowest score wins the round. The other type of 9-hole match is the Gold team is playing another school and its 2v2 always take the lowest score.
The second type of match is an 18-hole match Moeller brings 5 players and play with 3-4 other players from different schools to play in groups of 4-5.
During the interview, O’Bryan wanted to stress that, contrary to popular belief, golf is a hard sport. Golf requires good hand eye coordination as well as mental fortitude to move on to the next play if you hit a bad shot. O’Bryan also said, “it’s better to get into golf early and people who play golf for Moeller range in experience so don’t be afraid to try something new.”
Moeller Golf is always swinging for lower scores. Overall the Moeller golf team is off to a good start and looking good heading into the rest of the season and playoffs.