Bulldog golfers receive tips from pro

PGA member Craig Frank reviews a video analysis with Ramona High golfer Ally Harvey at a recent practice. Sentinel photo/Bill Tamburrino

By Bill Tamburrino

Ramona High’s varsity girls golf team has a mix of returning experience and talented newcomers vying for spots on the roster.

Coach John Rathbun is back for his second year as varsity golf coach and he has five returning letter winners: Seniors Kambria Fitting, Ally Harvey, Kia Turner and Emily Vandervort and sophomore Kailey Hill. Fitting, Harvey and Turner are back for their fourth varsity campaign. Vandervort is back for her third varsity season and Hill is back for her second season on the varsity.

Vandervort, one of the few three sport athletes at RHS, has earned varsity letters in soccer, softball and golf. Harvey and Hill have also earned varsity letters in softball.

Rathbun and his assistant, Jerry Patenaude, recently used technology to help improve the players’ games. PGA pro and video analysis specialist Craig Frank brought his video equipment to a recent practice and filmed the players’ swings. He gave the girls a video of their swings and shared some tips on how to improve their game.

Two sophomores are vying for a spot on the roster. Amber Davis and Caitlyn Doulgeropolous are in the mix for the sixth spot on the roster.

Six golfers play in a match and the top five scores are used. If there is a tie, the sixth score is used as the tie breaker.

Rathbun and Patenaude said they are happy with the turnout for varsity and junior varsity. Students interested in joining the squad may contact Coach Rathbun at San Vicente Golf Resort.

   
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