Essay On Girls Golf

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The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil offered golf as a competitive sport for the first time since the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, Missouri. Both men and women were allowed to compete.

As golf continues to make advances in the world, Steilacoom High School follows in pursuit. While boys golf has had an established team at Steilacoom for the last decade, the same cannot be said for girls golf. However, the new school year brings new change, and with that, a newly established girls golf team.

Prior to the 2015-2016 school year, Steilacoom had a small girls golf team comprised of six or more girls. As those girls graduated, they left an unmotivated and uninspired group in their wake. When the 2015-2016 school year came around, there were not enough girls willing to try out to even form a team. Sophomore Ari Oranga said, “Every morning on the
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Freshman Isabella Byers is leading the way. She said, “I have big goals for both myself and my team this year.” Byers picked up the sport from her dad about 5 years ago and has not looked back. She added, “Golf has always come naturally to me. I really understand it and enjoy it.”

Despite a surge of interest in girls golf, many students are still hesitant to try out. Sophomore Olivia Woo said, “I don’t know enough about golf. Even if i wanted to try out, I probably wouldn’t, since the only experience I have is Wii Golf.” Most girls had similar responses. Their lack of knowledge about golf keeps them from pursuing the sport.

Another reason many high school girls are shying away is the fact that girls golf is not a big, established team. Unlike the camaraderie in soccer or volleyball, the girls golf team is quiet and relatively unknown. Sophomore Yun Yung Jeonge said, “I feel like the team aspect is not there. It is more of an individual sport. I don’t know much about it, but it doesn’t sound much
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