Trinity golf team putts to success


Photo courtesy of Emma Liggett and Riley Dunn.

The varsity golf team poses after their season full of successes. Students next year should go out to support the golf team at their matches! Pictured left to right are Tyler Johnson, Daniel Towers, Tyler Burt, Easton Morris, George Coyle, Brock Carrigan, Ryan Walther and Logan Daniels.

Though many think of golf as an individual sport, that is not always the case. The members of Trinity High School’s golf team support and encourage one another, both on and off the field. 

This year the golf team started their season at the end of August, and seniors said their final goodbyes on October 4 at their game against Chartiers Valley. Home matches were held at Lone Pine Country Club and the team finished with a final record of 7-6. 

This record improved upon their efforts of prior seasons and reflected the team’s dedication to their sport, despite the fact that they were moved into a different section at the beginning of the season. 

The coaches this year were Mr. Rhodes for junior varsity and Mr. Marino for the varsity team. 

Seniors on the team for the 2022 season include Danny Towers, Nathan Barnhart, Tyler Burt, Easton Morris, Nathaniel Poach and Logan Waychoff. 

“My advice to underclassmen would be to keep up the good work. Every stroke matters,” Towers states. 

Towers started playing golf during the first COVID shutdown, when there was little else to occupy his time. Before matches, Towers prepares by hitting golf balls and going out to play with his teammates. 

While the team’s biggest competitors were Connellsville and Laurel Highlands, Towers’ favorite match of the year was the home match against Peters Township, where he got to play alongside a good friend and was able to simply enjoy the game.  

“The only way I train in general is to go to the driving range and hit a ton of balls. I also have a putting green in my backyard that I go down and practice my putting on,” Junior Tyler Johnson says. 

Johnson was first introduced to golf when he began playing with his dad at a young age. He’s liked it ever since and now enjoys playing with and competing with his friends on the team. His favorite match this year was against Ringgold, where he shot his best-ever score. 

Aspiring golfers should be sure to put in tons of work and effort when trying out for the team. Practicing the sport is the only way to improve, especially for those who have a goal to make the varsity team. Students interested in joining next year should see Mr. Rhodes later in the year.