Golf Player Profiles

Player to Watch: Yeetang Kwok ’20

After a solid season last year as a Junior, Yeetang Kwok ’20 strives to make major contributions to Andover Golf this spring.

According to Kwok, one of the highlights of his Andover golf career was in a match against Phillips Exeter Academy last year.

Kwok said, “My proudest moment was definitely beating my Exeter opponent at Exeter. It was their home course, and I think I beat him with five holes to go. That was probably my biggest achievement on the golf team. And I shot a 73… I was just draining all the putts that day.”

According to teammate Grace Posorske ’20, what makes Kwok is his commitment to the sport.

“Often, you see that [Kwok] is the last person to walk off from practice,” she said. “[He] just show[s] an unusual dedication… [and] an active attempt to practice on [his] own, not only in arranged times for our team practices, so [he’s] definitely engaged in improving.”

Last year, Kwok posted strong results throughout the season. Of the 11 players who competed in Andover’s boys matches, Kwok was typically seeded fourth in the rankings.

In a match against BB&N last year, after losing ground to his opponent at the beginning of a match, Kwok made a comeback and secured a tie on the very last hole. This ultimately helped Andover defeat BB&N with a score of 6.5-3.5.

“My swing has improved a lot, and my mechanics of both my swing and my putting have improved a good deal right now, so I think I’m gonna score lower this year, and perhaps win a few more matches, but I’ll aim to contribute to the team and cheering others on and creating good team dynamics,” said Kwok.

While Saturday’s match against Northfield Mount Hermon has been canceled due to snow, Andover hopes to begin its season on Saturday, April 7, with an away match against Tabor and Brooks.