Mr. Manspile has been coaching the golf team for 5 years. He too was on the golf team when he attended high school. In practice he would have the te
Mr. Manspile has been coaching the golf team for 5 years. He too was on the golf team when he attended high school. In practice he would have the team perform drills and have sessions on the driving range to help improve. He said the past season was very fun like many previous ones. “It’s extremely rewarding as a coach to see players use the skills they’ve learned in practice and perform in matches.” This season has helped him grow as a coach because he was able to see every member’s skills. “It helped me develop more individualized practice plans to help each player work on specific areas that would improve their game.”
The members of the Millbrook golf team finished the season with new learning experiences and memories that left a positive impact on them. Sophomore Rebecca Collins liked “working with my team and getting better over each of the practices.” She described how the coach showed them how to perform well in a match. “Golfing with other people helps me learn how they do it and then I do it like that,” she said.
Senior Nick Varcadipane felt that this past season went very well. “I feel like I improved a lot more than past seasons.” Through the seasons he has gradually moved from not playing to being in the one spot. “It was challenging playing against the other teams because they were really competitive.”
Another teammate, Gabriel Escalante gained friendships and memories during his freshman year. “I really enjoyed myself. This was great for me.” What was most challenging for him was drivers. “I still am pretty terrible at it. I’m better with my irons than I am my actual driver itself.” But he says that he will keep practicing and he will do better next time. His favorite kind of match was when the weather was “any day where it’s a little bit colder and there is some rain but not too much.” This type of environment helps him go into a calm state before swinging. He definitely plans on playing golf in the future. “It’s a lifelong sport and a lot of fun.”