Playing for the sake of the game

Written by Jef Hatch, Pilot staff writer April 17, 2012 11:38 pm

 

Junior Kyle Gordon tracks his ball through the pouring rain during Monday’s round of golf at Salmon Run golf course. The Pilot/Jef Hatch
Junior Kyle Gordon tracks his ball through the pouring rain during Monday’s round of golf at Salmon Run golf course. The Pilot/Jef Hatch
Neither rain, nor hail, nor falling snow can stop the delivery of the ... wait these aren’t letter carriers, these are members of the Brookings-Harbor High School golf team.

 

While the amount of standing water on the greens was the official reason for cancellation of the only home golf meet for the high school boys golf team, it didn’t stop the members from getting nine holes in.

“For fun,” sophomore Donnie Cooper said when asked why they were playing in such inclement weather. “We love the sport – why not go out and have fun and play. It’s practice.”

Cooper and five other Bruin golfers took the opportunity to get some time on the links after their match against other Far West League teams was cancelled on Monday.

“Just hitting the ball makes it worth it,” junior Kyle Gordon said. “We practice our short game and air distance. Everything has to go right at the hole because of the water.”

Gordon and senior Tyler Edwards made the most out of their threesome, by playing a match-play format game that came down to sudden death. Gordon scored the first point on the second hole and added to his lead on the sixth before Edwards made a couple of chip shots on the eighth and ninth holes to tie it up. The duo replayed the first hole to see who would win, and Edwards pulled out the sudden-death victory.

The Bruins are prepping for the district tournament at the beginning of May which will determine which Far West League teams go to state.