Warrenton golfers will work on their short games after opening season with loss

By John Rohlf, Sports Editor
Posted 8/31/23

The Warrenton Warriors high school girls golf team lost its season opening dual match with Wentzville, Missouri.

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Warrenton golfers will work on their short games after opening season with loss


The Warrenton Lady Warriors dropped their opening golf dual of the season. 

Warrenton (0-1) fell to Liberty (Wentzville) 191-224 in the opening match of the season at Country Lake Golf Club in Warrenton. Warrenton head golf coach Kelly Anderson thought the nerves played a factor for the Lady Warriors in their opening match of the season. 

“They were just real nervous,” Anderson said. “So first couple of holes and then most of them settled in for the most part. So that was nice to see kind of the nerves work themselves out and then relax and just kind of try to put a nice swing on the ball.” 

Anderson said last week’s hot temperatures posed a challenge in preparing for their opening match of the season. They were not able to play outside much of the week and had to work with the simulator for the majority of the week. They putted outside for about 10 minutes and then would work on the simulator and alternate getting in some swings. 

“Out of five days last week, we only got to play on the course one,” Anderson said. “So I think that also played a factor, especially in a short game because you can only do so much on the simulator. It’s not the same as real golf shots on the hills and downhill or uphill or a thick rough. So, I think that was the biggest factor today around the green and our short game.”

Anderson said their short game would be a focus the rest of the week. They did not chip around the greens as well as Anderson expected. She said they had been working on that frequently. She said they did not do bad putting, with a majority putting twice or less. She said the strokes under 100 yards will be big for Warrenton this season. 

“If this is the worst they play all season, it will be a pretty good season for us,” Anderson said. “So hopefully as the week goes on this week, our scores will go down. We’ll get a little bit more confidence and the nerves will kind of go away for them.”

Warrenton was slated to host Holt Tuesday. They will play at Fort Zumwalt South at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 30. 

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