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Golf 2007-2008
Philip Binns, Drew Bryant, Coach Pam Lindberg, Andranita Smith-Shannon, Trent Montgomery, Nathaniel Lasley

The 2007-2008 golf season began with much enthusiasm.  The season began with the hiring of a new coach, Pam Lindberg. Students began practicing in March, driving in the gym and putting in the hallways.  Golfers even went to the golf dome in Brooklyn Park so they could see how their driving was progressing. By

Andranita Smith-Shannon: Sophomore---First year golfing---Is also a cheerleader---Andranita says that she has heard golf is fun. She thinks most people do not know enough about the proper techniques in golf.
the time the season began, there were enough men to field a team.. Two women were also interested, but five are needed for a team score.  The ladies played all season, competing for individual titles, however there were no team scores.

 Weather played havoc with the schedule, as matches were postponed due to rain and/or snow. 

The first match of the season began with controversy. 

Philip Binns: Junior---Second year golfing---Earned one letter (golf)---Philip enjoys how golf is played and says it can benefit you in many ways, such as the networking that goes on at the golf course.
North played Henry.  Henry did not have enough players to field a team this season, so they ended up forfeiting every match.  However, they did have individual competitors.  Henry insisted that since a few North players were late, that both team should forfeit.  Coach Lindberg insisted that the Polars should win because their team DID show up, even though they were late.  The dispute was resolved as a double forfeit since North missed the tee time.

The second match was against

Drew Bryant: Junior---First year golfing--- Drew has enjoyed golf practice and he is trying to get better every day. He hopes to earn a letter this season. To drew, golf is a sport that needs patience and it is a gentleman’s (or gentlelady’s) game.
South.  North showed up with fewer than the required players because of previous commitments of some of the Polars golfers.  South won and North had a -2 record.

North competed in a match on April 16 against Edison.  The Polars put up a good fight, losing to Edison 253-278. The Polars now had a 0-3 record.

North then played Southwest.  The results had the Polars coming out on the losing side again,

Trent Montgomery: Junior---First year golfing---Trent says golf is a sport not widely played by high school students, but it is widely played by adults. By playing, he is trying to plan for his future.
202-275 and a 0-4 record.

The matches against Roosevelt on April 25 and Washburn on April 28 had the same results as the South match. North again showed up with fewer than the required players because of previous commitments of some of the Polars golfers. Washburn and Roosevelt were both awarded wins.

North then played both Henry and Edison for the next three dates, April 30, May 1 and May 6.  The first match went to Edison because neither

Nathaniel Lasley: Sophomore---Second year golfing---Earned one letter (golf)---Nathaniel is attracted to golf because he is looking forward to getting a scholarship to play golf in college. Nathaniel’s father, Steve Lasley, is a former North teacher and golf coach. His mother, Elizabeth Lasley, runs North’s Community Education program. North is a family tradition at the Lasley home.
North nor Henry had enough players to field a team.  On the second date, five players made it to the match and North was awarded a win over Henry.  However, the highlight of the season came against Edison on that date.  Edison shot a 242.  Prior to that date, North was never below 270.  However, the Polars combined for a 240 to defeat Edison!  The third match on May 6 was rained out.

Coach Pam Lindberg: First year coaching golf at North---Is also the Head Volleyball Coach---Was assistant softball coach.

The next meet was the conference meet held at Minnekata Golf Course.  South took the men's title and Southwest won the women's title. 

The final meet of the season was regions.  North was assigned to Section 4AA.  Two golfers, Nathaniel Lasley and Patrick Brenton represented the Polars.  Lasley, 104, and Brenton, 117, were both behind the winner from Benilde-St. Margaret's who shot a two under par 70.