By Kate Fitzmaurice
Senior Golf Team captain Izzy Lee has been golfing on the Darien High School team since her freshmen year. “This season is going really well,” Lee said. The team did not graduate any seniors from last year and has also taken on a lot of new and younger talent.
Darien’s two golfing rivals are Greenwich and Staples who hold the number one and two spots for FCIACS. Darien is not far behind as number three in line. “We’re looking on making FCIACS and states, and right now it looks like we will make it” Lee said. Lee has also set personally goals for herself, “I’d like to break 40 more often” Lee said.
Outside of weekly practice with the team, Lee usually practices on her own as well. “I like to go to the range for a couple hours on the weekends” Lee said. She claims Woodway to be her favorite course, where she works over the summer, because of its well-kept greens.
Although drives can be a significant aspect to making par, Lee admits that short game, chipping and putting, is the most important skill for a golfer to have. “A 200 foot drive counts the same as a two foot putt” Lee said.
This is the second year Lee has played on the team with her younger sister, sophomore Julianna Lee. “My sister and I don’t play together [in matches] even though we hold the number one and two spots” Lee said, “Competing with each other is not good for both of us”
Lee plans on attending Harvard University next fall where she hopes to be able to continue her golfing hobby. “I really want to try out for my team at college,” Lee said. Lee also explained how the competition is steep since most of the Harvard golfers compete at the national level. But this is not something to stand in Lee’s way, “[Golfing] is definitely something I want to continue for the rest of my life” Lee said.