It’s mid-December, there is some snow accumulation on the ground in Western New York and the golf clubs are stowed for the Winter. Nonetheless, we’re still thinking ‘golf’… because we can. Because we need to…

I’m delighted to be able to have had the opportunity to have had a mid-season fireside chat with Ohio State’s Assistant Women’s Golf Coach, Stacy Snider.  Stacy is in the midst of her first season at Ohio State, and as you can see, she brings an impressive array of qualifications to Columbus.

Stacy has been gracious enough to join me for a brief chat about women’s golf at Ohio State. Please, grab a seat, some hot cocoa (or your beverage of choice) and join us.

Ken

The Fall portion of this season is in the books. There seemed to be some rounds that were extraordinarily good, some rounds went pretty well, and some where head covers were lost. What is your assessment of how the Fall session went for your team?

Stacy

The fall was a little up and down, Katja missed the first event for the World Am in Mexico and Rio was battling a back injury. I thought Jaclyn and Jessica played very well and consistent and Alex did a good job stepping in as a freshman and posting some numbers. The good news is I don’t think we have seen our best golf yet.

 

Ken

Based on what you saw of your team this Fall, what areas do you think were the team’s strengths? What areas need to be sharpened?

 

Stacy

I do feel that we are very deep and that is a huge plus, that’s how we were able to stay level as we fought this fall. I think we proved that we can play with the best in the country and need to stay confident in our ability to do so.

 

Ken

Your team seemed to have an interesting blend of upper and under-classmen teeing up for the Fall events. Stacy, Katja was late to the party due to her participation in the World Amateur Match Play event, but she seemed to gradually play her way into form as the season progressed. How important is it that she assert herself as one of the “core” players during the off-season and come the Spring portion of this year’s schedule?

 

Stacy

There is no doubt that Katja is key for our team to be successful, she is such a consistent player for us and we can always count on her. Her leadership as well as experience will prove to be a valuable asset for us come spring and post season play.

 

I’d like to thank Stacy for her time and insights into the OSU women’s golf program this season. The Spring schedule tees up in two months, February 12-14, when the Buckeyes host for the 22nd time the Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes Estates, CA.