ByÂ Cary Volpert
Former LPGA player Amy Alcott was hired as the new girls varsity golf coach in June and will begin her coaching career for the Wolverines this season.Â Alcott seeks to improve a team that went 8-2 in 2006 and finished second in the Mission League.
New to coaching, Alcott is starting a new chapter of her participation in the game of golf.Â After thriving in 32 professional tournaments worldwide, five majors and an induction into both the LPGA Hall of Fame and the World Golf Hall of Fame, Alcott felt it was time to start something new.
âI wanted to try coaching because itâs a new phase of my own life and golf career,â Alcott said in a press release. âTo mentor young girls to be the best they can be and to help them play golf and learn rewarding life skills is a win-win opportunity.âÂ
Alcott will provide a unique perspective as a coach because of her experiences as a professional, and said she will âlook forward to sharing with the girls [her] experiences on the LPGA Tour, traveling the world, dealing with the highs and lows that come your way just by playing this sport and living life.â
Members of the varsity squad also seem excited to have a former professional coaching their team this year.Â
Tiffany Young â10 is number two on their team this year.Â
Young, who was ranked behind team captain Charlotte Abrams â09 last year, said that she was âfeeling more confident that someone so experienced is going to help her improve her skills.âÂ
Though the girlsâ golf team came in second place in the Mission League last year, the teamâs aspirations have skyrocketed with the addition of Alcott and the return of talented sophomores like Young.Â
Young stated that she enjoyed last year very much. She especially enjoyed the team trip and coming in second place in the league standings, but that her goal for this year is to win it all.