At Auburn Mass Daily, we offer photographs at no charge to the town, some non-profits, and the school department, especially the middle and high school yearbooks. With an impending deadline on some sports for the high school, it was worth our time to post a slide show for boys golf from the fall. Whatever images the yearbook staff needs, we will send along electronically. Some things just don’t get finished when a newspaper lacks any full-time staff, but we do our best. All we ask in return is a copy of the high school yearbook each year. This becomes a critical reference guide in the future for identifying both students and faculty.
Boys golf is now coached by Edward Bedard, Chair of the Technology Education Dept., and they did alright this past season with a team dominated by freshmen and sophomores. There were only 5 seniors and 1 junior on the squad, but some of the younger talent is progressing nicely. Each match requires 8 golfers, so there were always young players on the links. Their final record was 6-12, so they did not make playoffs, but next fall could be even better.
There is a common complaint with golf coaches: “The kids don’t play enough, and some don’t play except during the season.” All sports require a lot of practice, and the $150 junior membership at Pakachoag Golf Course is an excellent way to make this happen. 9 holes a day can really raise a golfer’s skill level.