Unfortunately, Scott Farley and the Haverhill golf team did not pick a good day a couiple of weeks ago to have a bad round.
Facing North Andover, at which Farley’s father Peter coaches, the Hillies had probably their worst day of the season, falling to the Knights 11-5.
Other than that, however, Haverhill has enjoyed an excellent season, 9-3-1, with Farley, as well as fellow co-captain Ryan Paris (7-3-3) major reason. Farley has a stroke average of 36 and has a record of 10-1-2.
“He has a very good swing and really has a complete game,” said Haverhill coach Kevin Murphy. “He and Ryan Paris are having great years and they’ve been fantastic in best-ball (competition).”
We caught up with Farley recently to go Around the Horn.
Coming from a golf family, when did you start playing?
“I probably had a club in my hand when I was three or four and I started playing competitively when I was seven.
With a father as a great player, coach and teaching pro and talented older brother (Craig, a 2010 E-T All-Star now playing at Salem State), do you feel any pressure to be highly successful?
“I try not to let it get to me. A lot of people say that golf comes naturally to me and it definitely helps, but I don’t feel any pressure.”
Is this the best team you’ve played on at Haverhill?
“That team with my brother two years ago was probably a little better, but we’re right up there.”
What’s it like to play against your father’s team?
“I always look forward to playing against him. There’s a lot of trash talk before the match. Losing this year was pretty disappointing but I think we’re 2-2 against his teams since I’ve been playing.”