Golf is one of the only high school sports in which players might very well be at their best the first week of the season.
Virtually all of the top high school golfers are on the course more often than not during the summer – no worries about tans – meaning they're good and warm when the high school season revs up in mid-August.
It's not like the sport changes in any major way from summer tournaments to high school. And besides, the weather gives golfers the best chance to post low scores in August and early September before fall conditions start to play havoc.
Golf is the first sport to get cranking in the fall, and it's another of the sports around the Tri-Cities that you can expect to be played at a high level, year in and year out.
Even with a nice crop of seniors from last year graduated (how about that Matt Fazio at the Chick Evans!), this summer has shown great promise on the local golf front.
St. Charles North's 1-2 boys punch of Cherala and Shepherd continue to make names for themself, and on the girls side at North, we've learned that the Furrie name isn't going to disappear from the limelight any time soon.
East's Paige Jordan and Geneva's Abby Luchtenburg are a couple more high-caliber ladies golfers Sly is excited to see take another step this season.
Should be interesting, and with golf, the good news is you don't have a long wait to see these guys and gals at their best.