Sometimes it’s easy for a championship team to forget how difficult it was to become a championship team. That’s one reason why repeat titles aren’t easy to come by.
But Mattituck High School boys golf coach Paul Ellwood didn’t need to tell his players that — their winning tradition aside — they couldn’t take things for granted in 2018.
And they didn’t. READ
Last year coach Paul Ellwood described his Mattituck High School boys golf team as being “super young.”
Well, the Tuckers grew up awfully quickly. READ
Or maybe the word should be “four,” as in four straight Suffolk County League VII Tournament titles for the Mattituck High School boys golf team. (more…)
So much for this being the year of the outsider.
If there was a year in which an outsider was to wrench the Suffolk County League VII boys golf championship from the hands of Mattituck and Eastport-South Manor, which had dominated the league for years, it was this year. Before the season teed off, Mattituck coach Paul Ellwood proclaimed the race for the league title “wide open.” READ
If the Mattituck High School boys golf team is to be dethroned, this might be the year. Maybe.
Returning only two players from its lineup, this might be the year for Mattituck (12-1 last year) to catch its breath and recharge after sharing the Suffolk County League VII title with Eastport-South Manor for a second year in a row and winning the league tournament outright for a third straight year. READ
Its cool-minded approach to things, both on and off the golf course, came in handy for the Mattituck High School boys golf team in the pressure-filled Suffolk County League VII Tournament. The Tuckers not only won their third consecutive league tournament title, but did so in record fashion. READ
Mattituck High School’s golfers don’t show much emotion on the course. Their body language is tough to read, so it wasn’t easy for coach Paul Ellwood to gauge how well his players were doing during the Suffolk County League VII Tournament last Thursday.
“You can’t read my guys whether they’re playing poorly or great,” he said.
Some things never seem to change.
Count the pursuit of the Suffolk County League VII boys golf championship among them.
If ever there were two high school boys golf teams that seem to make each other better, they would be Eastport/South Manor and Mattituck. READ
At this point, it’s like an old movie that one has seen a dozen times or more, with one notable exception: The final outcome remains in doubt. READ