Practice week: 10/22 – 10/26 (UPDATED)

We have about one month of decent course time before winter weather and off-season workouts begin. REMEMBER:  Official practices don’t start until Dec 1st so most of what you do after school is voluntary.  (Coaches are limited on what we can do until Dec. 1st)

MONDAY 10/22  –  UPDATED

GIRLS: (ALL)  @ Lit’ Links RANGE  <Coach Hill>

BOYS: (Varsity) @ THE LINKS  < Coach Morrow>  (Pairings texts to follow)

BOYS: ( JV )  @ Lit’ Links – PLAY THE PAR 3 COURSE  < Coach Moore>

COMPLEX WILL BE CLOSED AT 3:00  < Coach Snyder>

 

TUESDAY  10/23   –   UPDATED

GIRLS: (ALL) @ WHITEHAWK  (Play or Practice Green)  < Coach Morrow >

BOYS:  (Varsity) @ Lit’l Links RANGE  < Coach Hill >

BOYS: ( JV ) @  INDIAN SPRINGS – Play the Lakes  <Coach Moore >

COMPLEX:  IS Open (as an option if necessary)  < Coach Snyder >

 

WEDNESDAY 10/24

GIRLS:  ( ALL) @ Lit’ Links – RANGE  <Coach Hill >

BOYS:  (Varsity ) @ WhiteHawk – Groups by Text message  < Coach Morrow >

BOYS:  ( JV ) @ The Links – All who are not at Whitehawk – < Coach Moore >

COMPLEX :  Open as an option if necessary  < Coach Snyder >

THURSDAY 10/25

GIRLS:  ( Varsity  )  @  The Links / Groups TBA by text message  < Coach Moore >

GIRLS: ( JV ) @ Lit’ Links RANGE  < Coach Hill >

BOYS :  ( Varsity )  @ INDIAN SPRINGS  / Groups TBA BY TEXT  < Coach Morrow >

BOYS:  (JV)  @ Lit’l Links  RANGE  < Coach Hill >

COMPLEX: Open as needed for JV players  < Coach Snyder >

FRIDAY 10/26 –  Practice TBA 

We have Whitehawk on Friday & some players selected to play.  <Morrow & Moore >

We also have the carnival activity at the high school.  We will set up the activity at 4:30

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TENTATIVE VARSITY GROUPS  (everyone else considered JV PENDING NEW RANKINGS)

BOYS:  Kyle – Dylan – Ronson – Chance – Ben – Brennen – Zak – Nathan – Aiden – Trent                                    (Hayden  &  Austin currently  PRACTICE & RANK with the JV until spring break )

GIRLS:  Josie – Cameron – Emily A. – Halle – Sarah –  Maddison – Morgan – Bailey – Rachel

 

Team Golf Bags for CHRISTmas

We will be ordering new team bags soon. Several players earned them in our fund raising plan this month but we also allow all players to order them at the same time. In past years, we have received them in time for CHRISTmas presents, which is why we order early. They are custom made at the factory to insure our Bixby colors scheme.

We ask for a $75 deposit (Check payable to BPS) …..I anticipate the bags will be less than $140 and the $65 balance can be paid upon receipt of the bags.

Below are samples along the line of what we order. The royal blue & Red bag is similar with logo stitching something like the blue & white bag.

Click on this link for an order form.   SPARTAN TEAM GOLF

We are also getting bids from Taylor Made so the exact bag mock-up will be published when we settle on a bag. I DO NOT MARK THEM UP AND YOU PAY EXACTLY WHAT THEY COST US.

PRACTICE INFORMATION

Reminder:

Fall Practices are limited by the OSSAA. Until Dec. 1st, players are not required to remain at a team practice in excess of a one hour official time limit. Ranking matches that are set up are NOT MANDATORY before Dec. 1st. If a player starts a ranking match or any other practice session, he/she may leave after one hour from the starting time. The starting times vary based on how long it takes players to arrive at the course. Coaches will not be actively coaching after one hour from the player’s start time, but may remain at the course to observe play and/or to satisfy the golf course management.

PLAYERS THAT DO NOT HAVE RIDES OR CANNOT WORK OUT CARPOOLS TO THE COURSE MAY REPORT TO THE COMPLEX ON CAMPUS FOR THEIR ONE HOUR PRACTICE TIME, 7th  HOUR. Parents must sign permission slips to allow their child to ride with another player. This slip includes information pertaining to how practice sessions are set up and managed.

Golf teams are the only sport that cannot fully practice on campus. A  PARENT THAT ELECTS TO HAVE THEIR CHILD PLAY HIGH SCHOOL OR JUNIOR HIGH GOLF, ACCEPTS THE FACT THAT THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING THEIR ATHLETE TO AND FROM GOLF COURSES ON A REGULAR BASIS. While Bixby is fortunate to have an on-campus practice facility, Golf Course practice is an essential part of the program. ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS MUST DEAL WITH THE SAME SITUATION.

Additionally, Parents must agree that their child may be a great distance from the coaches location during play at either matches or practices.  The athlete must be responsible and trustworthy to remain on a team with such an environment.  Players may not always be using the same practice facility and the coach has to count on them going where assigned and remaining at practice if the coach is away supervising other practice groups. Players proving to be untrustworthy in these circumstances will not remain in the program.  There is no flexibility in this rule. Golfers are routinely dropped off at course by parents for a multiple hour long golf round and are in just as safe an environment during practices on our practice days as they play on weekends or in the summer.

SATURDAY CLINIC SCHEDULE

We will start  Saturday instructional clinics next week. They are not required but players are encouraged to participate. THE INSTRUCTION WILL BE BY OUR PGA PROFESSIONALS.

THERE IS NOT A FEE FOR THE CLINIC INSTRUCTION 

PLAYERS MUST REMAIN WITH THEIR ASSIGNED GROUPS AS WE NEED A BALANCE ON NUMBERS. (Under some circumstances slots can be traded with advance approval)              Clinics will be conducted at the complex, unless moved to a course by the instructors.

SESSION #1      Sept 22nd     8:30 – 10:00 GROUP – A        10:30 – 12:00  GROUP – B

SESSION #2      Sept. 29th    8:30 – 10:00 GROUP – C        10:30 – 12:00  GROUP – D

SESSION #3      Oct 6th        8:30 – 10:00 GROUP – B         10:30 – 12:00  GROUP – A

SESSION #4     Oct 13th     8:30 – 10:00 GROUP – D          10:30 – 12:00  GROUP – C

SESSION #5     Oct  2oth   8:30 – 10:00  GROUP – A         10:30 – 12:00  GROUP – B

SESSION #6     Oct  28th   1:00 – 2:30   GROUP  – C          3:00  – 4:30    GROUP – D

SESSION #7     Nov. 3rd    8:30 – 10:00  GROUP – B          10:30 – 12:00  GROUP – A

SESSION #8     Nov.10th    8:30 – 10:00 GROUP – D          10:30 – 12:00  GROUP – C

SESSION #9     NOV. 17th  8:30 – 10:00 GROUP – A          10:30 – 12:00  GROUP – B

SESSION #10   NOV 24th   8:30 – 10:00 GROUP – C         10:30 – 12:00  GROUP – D

NOTE:  Session # 6  is on a Sunday afternoon – All other dates are Saturdays

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         GROUP ‘A’ :   JV  GIRLS                     GROUP ‘B’ :   JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS 

         GROUP ‘C’ :   JV  BOYS                       GROUP ‘D’:  JUNIOR HIGH BOYS

         NOT ALL JV OR JUNIOR HIGH PLAYERS WILL PARTICIPATE – LIST TBA

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GROUP A: Flegler, Fryer, L. Lucas, Hall, Kirk, Marazas, McIntyre, Johnson, Smith, Roth

GROUP B: Fields, R. Tanner, Vandra, Blevins, Head, E. Scott

GROUP C: King, George, Green, Holly, Owen, Fisher, Moser, J. Crago, Fuller. Lambert

GROUP D: Pyles, Ritchie, C. Miller, Humphries, Avery, Connell, Dyer, Lott, Bennett, Carson

 

FUND RAISING TOURNAMENT

We have just 25 days before our FUND RAISING SCRAMBLE TOURNAMENT.  

Sunday, Sept. 30th at Paige Belcher – NOON LUNCH & WARM-UP – SHOTGUN START @ 1:00

This event is crucial to the continued success of our program.  We keep about 70 golfers each year in the program and schedule all of them for a good number of competitive Invitational Tournaments in the spring.  Playing so many Junior varsity Players is why our varsity teams are so competitive at the 6A level every year. The Fund raising scramble pays the entry fees for tournaments that JV players would not ordinarily be able to play in. 

           Bixby plays more golfers each year than any other golf program anywhere. 

We need to start getting teams signed up to play. Entry forms were handed out at the meeting last week and I have more at the golf complex. (Email Keli or I & we will email you an entry form)

At this point, a $150 deposit holds a team slot for your scramble team. The balance can be paid the day of the event if necessary. Get those entry forms in so we can start tracking a count for entries as we have to cut it off at 36 teams. If we do not have at least 30 teams, we will have to start cutting back on the number of JV tournaments we can play in. I encourage your Spartan Golfer to play with you on the scramble teams. It is a fun day.

SPONSORS & HOLE SPONSORS:  We need every golfer to work to get a $250 hole sponsor.

     NOTE: A golfer signing up 2 hole sponsors will not have to pay spring fees ($175)               Additionally, if a player signs up 3 $250 hole sponsors, they will also earn a 2019 Team Bag

RED LEVEL SPONSORS: $500 – That gets the sponsor a team entry and reduces the Hole sponsor fee by $50. The sponsor also gets a sponsorship sign placed on the course during the event. If this sponsor does not want to enter a scramble team, the player signing them up will receive a 2019 Spartan Team Golf Bag.

BLUE LEVEL SPONSORS: $1200 – This level gets the sponsor a scramble team entry; a hole sponsor sign and  advertising on a banner at the complex. This level of a sponsor also gives the Spartan player signing up the sponsor a 2019 Spartan Team Golf Bag.

PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR: $4200 – This level offers a team entry; Hole sponsor sign on the course; A larger individual banner showing that the sponsor is a “Corporate Sponsor” placed at the complex. It also provides the player signing on the sponsor with a 2019 Spartan Golf Bag.

DONATIONS FOR AUCTION ITEMS; We usually have great silent auction items. If you can donate rounds of golf from your clubs, sports items or any other items of value, they help with our fund raising. These can be tax deductions as donations.

If anyone can donate air miles for two R/T tickets to L.A., we will offer a trip to see a live taping of The young and Restless. Winners will be hosted by Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman) on the set and eat lunch or dinner with him that day. They will have photo opportunities with what ever actors are working the day of their visit.

We will hold a drawing for that prize to be won by tournament participants

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Let’s make this years tournament as successful as in past years. Last year we paid over $11,500 in tournament entry fees and nearly all players played the maximum number of tournaments allowed by the OSSAA. WE MUST CONTINUE TO WORK TOWARD THAT GOAL

LET’S GET THOSE SPONSOR FORMS IN AND THE TEAM ENTRIES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

Keli  620-664-2564  (keliteeter@yahoo.com)      Kem Morrow  527-7169  (kmorrow@bixbyps.org)

 

 

Ranking Match Information

We have held preliminary rankings for the boys but are on hold to rank the girls.

Girls will be ranked after more practice and clinic instruction as allowed by the OSSAA.

BOYS RANKINGS will continue thru the fall as follows:

We will rank every Thursday at Indian Springs, the only 18 hole course we have access to. After 3 ranking dates, we will adjust the top 5 players as needed BASED ON STROKE AVERAGES. The ranking scores will be calculated as a “per hole played” score. Players must play in all 3 ranking matches TO MOVE UP in the team rankings. In some cases, lower ranked players may jump over a player who misses ranking dates.

Hole averages start Thursday 9/6 and will continue to effect a players stroke averages thru the competitive season.  Any scores recorded prior to today’s date will not be factored in.

This is the preliminary boy’s team ranking  based on performance & observations to date. NOTE: Bags 4 thru 7 are too close to call at this point. These players will be grouped for 3 weeks

1)   Dylan Teeter

2)  Kyle Peterson

3)  Ronson Lee

4 ,5, 6 & 7)  Brennen Boles  – Ben Moeller – Chance Criss – Zak Hernandez

8)   Nathan Guiterrez

9)   Andrew Tanner

10) Cole Been

NOTE:  Aiden Kirkland & Trent Ridener will join in the rankings after their fall and/or winter sports conclude. They will start ranking with the #8, #9 & #10 bags and climb or fall in rankings as results warrant.

All other players will be considered as JV players 11 thru 23 – THESE PLAYERS WILL RANK AND THE TOP 2 WILL CHALLENGE BAGS 9 & 10 (as determined from the next 3 ranking matches)

Again, these rankings will be adjusted as needed after our next 3 ranking dates. The preliminary rankings are primarily set for the purpose of pairings for future matches.

Next 3 ranking pairings:

#1  Teeter – Peterson – Lee

#2 Boles – Criss – Moeller – Hernandez

#3 Guiterrez – Tanner – Been

(Remaining JV Groups TBA)

Bixby Spartan Golf – Parent Shirts

Spartan Golf Spirit Wear is now available for parents at Fieldhouse Gear.  If you would like to purchase Spartan Golf Spirit Wear please follow the link:  https://www.shopfieldhousegear.com/products/spartan-golf-spiritwear

Also check out Fieldhouse Gear’s Facebook page where you can also purchase this same spirit wear.  Follow this link for Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/fieldhousegear,  then click Shop Now.

PREVIEW INFORMATION FOR PARENT MEETING

FUND RAISING TOURNAMENT SIGN UP FORMS FOR PREVIEWING BEFORE THE PARENT MEETING THURSDAY AUGUST 30TH @ 6:00PM.

PLAYERS OBTAINING A RED LEVEL OR HOLE SPONSORSHIP WILL  SATISFY ALL SPRING FEES 

PLAYERS THAT SECURE A PLATINUM LEVEL OR BLUE LEVEL SPONSORSHIP ALSO RECEIVE A NEW SPARTAN TEAM BAG IN ADDITION TO SATISFYING ALL SPRING FEES

A SPONSORSHIP CAN INVOLVE  A BUSINESS OR AN INDIVIDUAL PARTY.

LETS HAVE ANOTHER GREAT FUND RAISING TOURNAMENT THIS YEAR SPARTANS!  WE WANT TO PLAY ALL PLAYERS IN THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE TOURNAMENTS SO WE NEED STRONG PARTICIPATION IN THE SCRAMBLE AGAIN THIS YEAR.

SIGN UP EARLY AS WE HAVE TO LIMIT SCRAMBLE TEAM ENTRIES TO 36 TEAMS.  DON’T GET LEFT OUT!  (IT HAPPENS EVERY YEAR)

GET THOSE SPARTANS OUT KNOCKING ON DOORS OR CALLING ON BUSINESSES TO SPONSOR A HOLE.  MAKE THEM RESPONSIBLE FOR HELPING TO PAY THEIR SPRING FEES!

AS AN INCENTIVE, A PLAYER THAT SECURES 3 HOLES SPONSORS CAN ALSO EARN A FREE SPARTAN TEAM GOLF BAG!

SEE YOU THURSDAY AT THE MEETING!

Parent Meeting: “Tee shot” for 2018/19

We’ll have our parent meeting on Friday Aug. 31st @ 6:00PM. The meeting will be at the GOLF COMPLEX and should last just about an hour. WE ONLY MEET ONCE SO PLEASE TRY TO MAKE IT.

THE FUND RAISING SCRAMBLE TOURNAMENT WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE MEETING. We will also review team rules and our basic season plans for tournament play.

THE FUND RAISING SCRAMBLE is the only fund raising activity we have and is the key to insuring our JV & ‘JH ‘B TEAM” players get to play a significant number of spring tournaments.

FALL FEES ARE DUE NOW:  Send a check to Coach Morrow for $175 payable to BPS.  This amounts to $35 a month and pays for Match uniforms, green fees & range balls at practices. This fee also pays for some of our GOLF LOGO spirit wear. (tee shirts, hoodies, golf towels, etc.)  It also gives players “specified playing privileges” at Whitehawk. The Links & Lit’l Links.

There is a SPRING FEE DUE  DECEMBER 20th HOWEVER specified participation in our fund raising scramble can result in a player satisfying spring fees without having to pay anything.

REMINDER:  All students must have their DRUG TESTS on file and a completed PHYSICAL forms to me before they can participate. The only other form I need a hard copy for is the Parent Consent form. ALL OTHER FORMS ARE COMPLETED ONLINE thru the BPS Athletic Department site. They are called RANK1 forms. You are required to sign them, with your athlete signing some also. Make sure you click “SUBMIT” after completing the forms.

> You pay for your drug test at Home of the Spartans ($25) – Then take your receipt to the LAB.    > You can get your physical from your (or any) doctor or go to the Clinic at 121st & Memorial        > You must download the BPS Physical form to be used, regardless of where you get it.                 > You must complete RANK1 ONLINE forms and click submit. The PARENT CONSENT form must    be brought to the coach along with your physical form.

SUMMARY OF THIS NOTICE:

1) IMPORTANT parent meeting Friday Aug. 31st @ 6:00PM (At the Golf complex)  LOTS OF INFORMATION & TEAM DETAILS

2) PLAYERS FALL FEES NEED TO BE PAID ASAP. We must pay the courses to practice and have the money in our account before ordering uniforms and team spirit wear, etc.

3)  A player cannot take part in practices or our Ranking matches that start soon until they have their paperwork completed and on file with the athletic department. WE PLAN TO START RANKING MATCHES AUGUST 27TH.

 

 

 

Bixby Spartan Athletes Fall Drug Testing Information

Just a reminder students that you need to complete your drug test.  There are only three more dates available; July 18th, August 9th, and August 30th (more for 7th & 8th grade choir and band, and HS choir, drama/debate, FFA, and academic team).  Athletes and fall activities need to get their drug test before they can practice or compete.  Please have your

STEP ONE- REGISTER AND PAY FOR THE DRUG TEST

Follow these steps to register and pay:

  • Go to https://www.bixbyspartanathletics.com
  • Go to Inside Athletics
  • Select Drug Testing
  • Select School – High School from the drop down box
  • Select Camp – Drug Test from the drop down box
  • Click on the register button on the right
  • Follow directions to register and pay

 

  • STEP TWO- SIGN UP FOR A TIME TO COMPLETE THE DRUG TEST
    Follow these steps to pick a time for you to take your drug test:
  • Go to https://www.myconferencetime.com/bixbyhs/
  • Select S. Blackwell – drug testing
  • Follow directions to sign up
  • STEP THREE- TAKE DRUG TEST
    All drug testing will be completed at the Home of the Spartans (HOTS)
    Please come 5 minutes before the date and time you choose.