Goode is leading a boys' golf team at Glastonbury High School that is top ranked in Division 1. Through the first eight matches, Goode has the lowest score of anyone competing, earning match medalist three times and has finished no lower than second place in the other five matches. He’s had a round of two-under par (-2), a round of one-under (-1), and twice finished par. He leads the Guardians in birdies, pars, fairways hit, putts, and is second on the team in greens hit in regulation. Amongst all 35 teams competing in Division 1 golf, Goode is ranked in the top-ten statewide.
Head coach Tom Zelek said of Goode, “Connor has been a consistent player all season in a sport that is very difficult to be consistent in. He is very strong in the physical aspects of the game - distance and accuracy, especially his short game skills. In addition, Connor possesses many other traits just as important as the physical ones including patience, confidence, concentration, focus and course management. He demonstrates a strong desire to play well and backs that up spending the time practicing. At the end of a golf match Connor will undoubtedly be seen heading back to the putting green, driving range or back out on the course to play more holes. As a coach I couldn’t be happier to have Connor being an excellent role model for all other players on our team. His demeanor, temperament and ability to handle pressure maturely not only has taken his game to the next level it is a great example for all our players to aspire to.”
Off the course, Goode has also been playing football (quarterback and cornerback) since the second grade, also competing in rec. basketball through the town. Goode, who is a junior, said he’s been on the golf course as long as he can remember, spending his adolescence on the course with his father, Shannon Goode. After graduating next spring, he plans to continue playing golf at the next level and is currently talking to 10-15 potential colleges.
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