Photographer / Belinda Russell
Golf is a game that has many positive attributes. It can bring out the best in a person if they are committed to the game — just ask Tracy Webster.
Webster, the new Head Girls Golf Coach at Lawrence North High School, is looking forward to the next golf season, where she will work with a talented new roster of players dedicated to the game.
“I just officially signed on as head coach on June 12,” Webster says. “I’m really excited to get started!”
Aside from coaching for Lawrence North High School, Webster also owns a small business, Impact Golf & Fitness, LLC, Carmel, where she provides golf instruction and personal training for women and juniors. It’s a job she loves.
Webster, who was the assistant girls and junior varsity boys’ coach for the past two years at Lawrence North, says she has high hopes for the next golf season.
“I would really like to have a competitive group of girls,” Webster says. “They should not only be working hard in the classroom, but also on the driving range, and on the golf course. It would be a great season if we could place in the top five at MIC and county tournaments.”
Webster noted that a trip to Regionals as a team would be icing on the cake.
“I think it’s going to be a great year,” Webster says. “I’m sure we will have a hard-working and talented group of young ladies that I will have the privilege to coach. I haven’t been able to meet them all or see them play yet, but I do know there is some interest out there, so that gives me hope. We will give it our best effort and grow from there.”
Webster added that, “We also have our returning senior, Caroline Salvas, who has been working really hard on her game. I know that she will be a great leader for our team, and I’m optimistic she will help build a great foundation for our program.”
Webster loves coaching a sport that she also enjoys playing.
“I love how it (golf) brings out a person’s character,” Webster says. “I also love that it’s a sport you can do for the rest of your life.”
Good golf coaches, such as Webster, have a vast knowledge of the game and can offer their advice on how to swing the golf club better, and how to develop better strategies.
A good golf coach also doesn’t just teach the techniques. They teach lessons about working with your team, and not allowing short-term losses to have a long-term impact.
“You can learn a lot from a person, and how they act on a golf course,” Webster says.
When she is not playing golf, Webster enjoys traveling, going to concerts, and spending time with family and friends.
“I appreciate all the support my husband, Joe, gives me,” Webster says.