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Q and A preview of golf season

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Teddy Schooff '17. Varsity captain of Grosse Pointe South's golf team.

Teddy Schooff '17. Varsity captain of Grosse Pointe South's golf team.

Teddy Schooff '17. Varsity captain of Grosse Pointe South's golf team.

Evan Theros '18, Staff Writer

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Q: What players are being added this year that could have an impact?

Tommy Sullivan, who is a freshman. I’d be surprised if he didn’t start on varsity.  There is no reason that he wouldn’t play at states and help us win.

A: How did the team finish last year?

We did very good.  We finished in second place at states.

Q: What goals do you have for next year?

First, we want to finish top 10 at states. I want to win states, and I want everyone to improve and have a team that will keep winning, not just this year but one that will last.

A: Who is the coach this year and what will change from last year?

We have Robert McIntyre as our head coach.  Wittwer in the assistant coach.  Rob is really big on organization which is something we had last year but we weren’t praising it.  In the next couple of weeks we’ll know where we are playing, when we’re playing.  We’ll know where we are practicing.  Everything is going to be really laid out.  He is a big advocate of playing the courses that we are going to play in our tournaments.  We are not going to practice at a random place.

Q: Who is going to be your biggest competition this year?

Catholic Central (CC).  CC has Ben Smith and James Piot.  They are really good.  They are both committed to D1 college golf programs.

A: In the state tournament, how does the scoring work?

There is two days, 36 holes, stroke play.  The lowest four scores each day count.

Q: What will the team do differently this year to achieve the goal of winning states?

Coach will have us work more as a team.  Last year it was individualized.  McIntyre likes everyone practicing together, playing together and going over our game plan together.  Three years ago when McIntyre was the coach we went on google maps, and go to the course and we mapped out where we should hit our shots.

A: Where is the state tournament this year?

It’s Forest Akers East. It’s a straightforward course. The scores will lower than any other course out there.It will be a tight match.

Q: What decides who will play at states?

A: In the years prior it has been average score, or who the coach feels can best play the course.  When I was a freshman, someone averaged lower than a person who actually played at states.

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