At Lutheran High School, the girls golf team is a cooperative program with Christian High School in O’Fallon. The partnership of schools produces a belief that golf is an extension of the classroom as together we teach Christ-like principles such as character, integrity and honesty while playing the great game of golf and learning the life lessons the game teaches. The LHS golf program is rich in excellence since the first “Cougles” teams reintroduced the girls golf program to LHS five years ago. Perhaps the most impressive accomplishment of the golf program is the young ladies who graduate and serve our communities.
Coach Holtmeier began his coaching tenure at Springfield Lutheran in 1981. He moved to Chicago in 1982 and began a two year stint at Luther East before moving to Orlando, Florida in 1984 to coach an AAU program in addition to Lutheran High School in Orlando. In 1985 he and his wife Sherry made the move to Lutheran St. Charles where he has coached ever since…
In his 27 years at LHS, he has amassed a record of 314 wins and 214 losses, with his teams best finish ever being in 2002-2003, when his varsity girls team was 30-2 and finished 3rd in the MSHSAA Final Four. He followed that season with two more great seasons, finishing 27-2 and 28-4 en route to a 2nd place finish in the MSHSAA playoffs in 2005. In 2009, he made the move from the girls program to the boys.
Coach Holtmeier feels particularly blessed by his family: his wife Sherry, who has had to pick up the slack when the delicate balance between coaching and family time was challenged. And from his kids: Kylie, John, Aaron & his two grandchildren.
In 2020 LHS Junior Abby Boettler became the first member of the LHS Girls Golf program to qualify for the MSHSAA Golf Championship in over 5 years. Playing in less than ideal weather conditions in the 2-day tournament at Paradise Point Golf Club outside of Kansas City, she finished 24th in a field of 76 golfers