Colder weather could impact girls’ golf tournament

Jordan Klein

Kasey Harvey, Sports Editor

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After a November that saw Dallas and other parts of Texas see record high temperatures, a hint of cold weather rolled in Tuesday. For the girls’ golf team, that could mean chilly temperatures as they take the course at White Wing Golf Course in Georgetown on Friday and Saturday for the 5A Girls’ State Preview Tournament.

“We have to adjust to how far the ball flies because it doesn’t fly as far as when it’s warm,” head golf coach Shannon Glidwell said. “They’ve been practicing a lot in the cold when it’s been cold these past few weeks so they’re getting used to it. They’ll know once they get out there to make some adjustments to the driving range before they play.”

The forecast calls for high temperatures in the low 60s Friday and Saturday in Georgetown, with lows in the high 30s, but as long as it doesn’t rain, the weather shouldn’t have an impact on this weekend’s play.

“Usually I do better in the cold,” senior Sarah Buss said. “We just have to layer up. Definitely most people are affected by it because they layers get in the way of your swing. A lot of times you’ll find yourself hitting it thin. When it’s cold outside, the greens are a lot harder which means their faster. So you have to lay up a lot. We’ve kind of adapted to it.”

This weekend’s tournament is an invite only tournament with only schools that qualified for state in 2016 eligible to enter.

“There are going to be a lot of the top five A teams from the state so we will get a good chance to see some of the hopeful future competitors in the state tournament,” Glidwell said. “I’m pretty sure Grapevine will be there, they won state last year. So it’ll be a good test for us. We’ll see some better teams from around the state.”