WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Last week, IHSAA girls golf began around the state. While many other sports are being rescheduled or canceled, girls golf remains on target.
Modifications to the game, such as social distancing and wearing masks in common areas, have allowed the season to begin. On Purdue's Ackerman-Allen course, participants in the West Lafayette Invitational walked 18 holes, and coaches were limited to one person per cart.
Staying safe in a sport that is as socially distant as golf is important, but athletes must worry about their actions off the course as well. Harrison head coach Dave Schneider said it all comes down to personal accountability.
"Once they leave either the practice facility or the that match we have, they're on their own. So they have to basically avail themselves to following the rules that we have set up ahead of time," said Schneider. "All you can do is ask them is to do it...if they do it: fine. If they don't then unfortunately everybody probably will have to suffer the consequences."