Administrative Requirements: All fees need to be paid and requirements of the Student Athletic Eligibility Packet need to be completed. (Concussion and Cardiac Arrest Awareness Form, Physical Examination, Athletic Eligibility Verification, and Extra-Curricular Signature Approval Form). The Medical Emergency Authorization Form also needs completed.
Grade Requirements: Students must maintain passing grades in all courses throughout the season. Weekly in-season grade checks will be used to monitor each student. Students who have a failing grade will be ineligible for competition for one week. Students with ongoing failing grades will not be allowed to practice or play.
Attendance: If absent due to illness students will not be eligible to participate in practice or matches on that day.
Drug and Alcohol Policy: Procedures from the Student Code of Conduct will apply. Zero tolerance. No exceptions. First offense is automatic dismissal from the team for the remainder of the season.
Behavior and Dress Code: You are a guest of every area golf course that allows us to play therefore exemplary behavior is expected at all times. Staff at all golf courses will be treated with respect. Please and thank you are expected behaviors. If you have any criticisms of the course or their facilities keep them to yourself or bring them to me. League dress code will apply at all practices and at matches. Golf shoes are preferable; tennis shoes would be acceptable, nothing else though. Shirts with collars, no denim, and hats worn must have the bill forward. If you don’t comply you will not be able to play matches or practice.
The Team: The varsity and JV teams consist of 6 players each with the top four scores counting towards the team score for the match. Your ranking on the team will depend on scores from the qualifying rounds and matches. Once we have played enough rounds it will be based on match scoring averages. After five rounds the highest score will be disregarded. By the end of the year the 10 most recent scores will be the ones counted. This enables players that are improving through the season to move up.
Qualifying for the Team: The team will consist of 14- 15 players. A skill assessment will be given to each new player that will score ability for putting, chipping, pitching, and full swing. A player needs to be able to score at least 30 to qualify for on course try outs. Returning players and those that pass the assessment will play three nine hole rounds to determine the team ranking. Anyone who improves during the year does have the opportunity to improve his ranking on the team. As a guideline you need to be able to shoot under 60 for nine holes under all of the rules of golf to qualify for the team. That number can vary a little by year.
Practice: Practices are scheduled to start promptly at 3:30. If we just practice at the range and putting/chipping greens practice will end about 5:00 to 5:30. Days we are able to practice on the course practices will go until the 9 hole round is completed, usually 5:30 to 6:00. A weekly schedule will be provided before Monday of each week. Anytime you are not able to practice please make sure coaches are notified before. Best method of communication for these issues is text or email.
Team Gear: The school will provide the apparel that we wear for matches. It includes a shirt, shorts, belt, and socks. We do have team hats for purchase for $20.00. They can be used for more than one year so you don’t have to buy one annually. It is not required that you wear a hat while in matches but if you do it has to be a team hat. We are trying to have our brand and look consistent through the whole team. Team hats are not required for practice.
Letter Requirements: To earn a varsity letter a player will be required to compete in 7 varsity matches or have a counting score in 4.
Rules: USGA and league rules apply.