Girls golf swings into action

April 10, 2002, midnight | By Nora Toiv | 20 years, 8 months ago

Blair added a seventh sport to its spring repertoire this year with a new girls golf team coached by substitute teacher and fall golf team coach, Peter Creedon.

There are 20 girls on the mailing list for the golf team but according to Creedon there are usually about six to ten girls who attend practices. Most of the girls are inexperienced. "We will take anyone," said Creedon. "There are no cuts and all you need are forms and to attend meetings," he said.

Creedon "wanted girls to learn how to play" and says that the girls are having a lot of fun. "[The team] is learning about hitting the ball and the dynamics of a golf course."

Nardos Bellete decided to join the team because she liked golf. "I thought it would be really cool to actually play the real sport and not just Putt-Putt," she said. Golf is an expensive sport and Bellete is happy to play for free. "Some girls have their own clubs but most of us use the school equipment," said Bellete.

Creedon says he enjoys coaching the team and showing them that golf is a social sport. "The girls ask what to do when they're done putting or are waiting for their teammates to go and I just tell them to talk with their friends and hang out," he said.

The golf team meets every Monday and Friday at 3:00 in room 117 and after next Monday they will start going to a driving range. For more information contact Creedon at

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