WATERTOWN - “It will be great to back outdoors, playing and hopefully, staying healthy; I’m looking forward to the kids getting back out on the course.”
Yes, Watertown High School golf coach Jan Wivestad, as are all of us, ready to go, and so is his young-but-promising team, which begins the 2021 season on Monday, April 12 when the Indians tee off against Woodland Regional High School at Oxford Greens G.C. at 2 p.m.
In all, the Indians are scheduled to play 14 matches against NVL teams, with all of their home matches at Crestbrook Park G.C., beginning with an April 14 match against archrival Holy Cross High School.
“We are preparing for the season the best we can, as safely as we can,” said Wivestad, who 2019 finished fourth in the NVL tournament after a 10-3-1 regular season.
Windy conditions have been the norm this spring, but the CPGC course is in excellent shape; among the other local courses the Indians will play on this season are Chippanee CC, Hop Brook, Western Hills, Torrington CC and Farmingbury GC.
Watertown, which will play only two home matches in April, will play their last five at home beginning on May 5 against Wolcott High School.
Leading the Indians into competition are junior co-captains Eric Forte and Mason Lacapra.
Also expected to see playing time for the locals are Nate LaMadeleline, Colin Leach, Colin Krayeske, Andrew Marshall and Gavin Maton.
“They are itching to get out there and compete,” said Wivestad. “They and we lost a season because of circumstances beyond their control, but they are working hard and we are looking forward to a competitive season.”