Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Distance control: UIS women's golf tries to manage their travel

The University of Illinois Springfield women’s golfers have packed their clubs and hit the road for a 14-day trip.

The Prairie Stars kick off the spring portion of their season at the Classic Club Invitational on Wednesday and Thursday in Palm Springs, Calif. The team then will fly directly to Florida and play in the Northern Illinois Snowbird Intercollegiate on March 15-16 in Tampa.

UIS coach Nichole Inkel hopes not returning to Illinois between tournaments will make it easier on the team. In previous seasons, the golfers had to deal with the effects of jet lag.
They hope to benefit from another positive.

“We’ve been lucky this year with the weather,” said Inkel, who departed Monday with the team. “We’ve been able to hit outside. Everyone is really confident with their swing right now.”

The team was featured in an March 6, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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