Springtime snow continues to have a lingering effect on prep sports and the Wausau East golf team can’t get outside soon enough. For now, the Lumberjacks are practicing in so-called “perfect” conditions; no wind and short grass inside Classic Cleaners. “This building has a nice hitting area upstairs that the owners moved downstairs and it definitely comes in handy,” head coach Buck Welsh said. Even though they would prefer to be outdoors, the Lumberjacks will take what they can get to prepare for meets in real conditions. “It’s a challenge,” Welsh said. “You just have to keep a good attitude. We can’t control the weather. We’ll do the best we can and whenever we can get outside, we’ll go.” The Wausau East golf team is now home to three former varsity baseball players. “I decided I wanted to switch it up and try something new because golf is a game you can play for your whole life,” senior Jack Kane said. Even though the start to golf season has been less than ideal, it’s the nature of the game that makes it worthwhile to Kane. “I’m having a lot of fun and we’ve gotten outside a little bit, but it’s been a lot of fun practicing here with the guys,” Kane said. Thanks to Kane’s familiarity with swinging a bat, he has caught his coach’s attention and earned himself a chance to play with the varsity guys. “It’s my first time playing seriously, so it’s kind of good to hear that,” Kane said. Welsh expects the Lumberjacks to hit the greens in the Wausau area next week.
Weather forcing Wausau East golf to practice at dry cleaners
STORMTRACK 9 WEATHER
Sunday: Sunny to partly cloudy, pleasant. High: 73 Wind: light and variable becoming SW Sunday night: Partly cloudy early, then increasing clouds. Low: 49 Wind: