I hope everyone is working hard. This could be our best year yet and we have had many solid seasons the last 7 years.
I can’t wait to get started! With this strongs senior class and our few very experienced underclassmen, we could really make a mark in 6A golf.
REMEMBER: YOUR HARD WORK & YOUR VERY SUPPORTIVE PARENTS GOT YOU TO THIS POINT. No matter who is coaching the high school team YOU & YOUR PARENTS deserve most of the credit for your accomplishments in golf. Bixby Schools have done a great service to you all in supporting your goals. Never forget that!
To those JV players working hard to be the next varsity team, DO NOT SLACK OFF! No matter how far we go This year, there is always a better year or greater accomplishments. Make that your goal!
You are all an important part of my life… Never forget that!
We have reached a deal with Whitehawk for a player’s camp May 30th – June 2nd.
This camp is not for beginning players but will be designed to enhance a player’s course management as well as improve swing mechanics.
Camp hours: 7:45 to 12:30.
The Camp offers players small group instruction, both on the course and on the range. The ratio of instructors to students is 5 to 1. This will allow for comprehensive swing mechanics, Chipping & putting instruction and playing experience. Instructors will be high school coaches, a PGA professional and college players.
Campers will have 2 hours a day of on course instruction and 2 hours a day of range and practice green instruction. A total of 16 hours actual instruction with 2 hours of rules instruction during an end of day lunch included in the camp cost.
Additionally, campers will receive a Spartan player’s pass for 10 rounds of golf & 10 buckets of range balls to be used at Whitehawk in the summer.
The is primarily intended for Junior high Level and Junior Varsity players.
The cost of the camp is $275. As space is limited to keep player/instructor ratios in line, a $100 deposit needs to be paid ASAP.
The course has to be paid for course use as well as the free golf rounds. If you consider the free golf has a value of around $200, the instruction cost is a bargain. Campers will hopefully use up their playing passes before June is over and we have an agreement with the course to sell us additional reduced green fees.
Boys Regional: Depart @ 7:00 for Bailey Ranch. Paired with Union, Norman & Sand Springs.
We Start on Hole #10. Addy @ 8:50 – Karsten @ 9:00 – Derrick @ 9:10 – Michael @ 9:20 – Kyle @ 9:30
GIRLS: (State line-up) Whitehawk on range. Putting/Chipping (Reno)
COMPLEX for all other players. (Coleman)
INCLUDES REST OF WEEK FOR NON STATE PLAYERS.
GIRLS depart for Ponca City @ 8;30. Practice round at 11:30
State on Wed & Thurs. Staying at Hampton Inn on 14th Street.
BOYS qualifying for state to Whitehawk for range & putting work Tues & Wed.. Practice round Thurs @ Indian Springs and Friday @ Golf Club of Oklahoma.
Boys will depart for Stillwater Sunday 5/7. Time TBA after getting practice round schedule. State Tournament Monday & Tuesday. (5/8 & 5/9) We are staying at LaQuinta Inn.
All players not playing in State or the Monday Regional report to Complex every day.
GIRLS – FOCUS ON GOLF FOR THE NEXT 12 DAYS (LIMIT DISTRACTIONS) – IT WILL PAY OFF
WEDNESDAY 4/19 TOP 5 + JOSIE TO WHITEHAWK – CHIPPING & PUTTING UNTIL 4:30 – (COACH COLEMAN)
THURSDAY 4/20 HOME COURSE OR WHITEHAWK) PLAY FROM 150 IN – HIT MULTIPLE APPROACH SHOTS – NO EXCEPTI0NS
FRIDAY 4/21 PRACTICE ROUND @ THE LINKS Hit all shots & putt extra on each green if not holding up play.
Monday 4/24 GIRLS WILL GO TO B.A. GOLF & ATHLETIC CLUB AFTER SCHOOL FOR PRACTICE: Rides being worked out.
Tuesday 4/25 GIRLS EAST REGIONAL @ B.A. GOLF & ATHLETIC CLUB: Depart at 6:00 – 8:30 to 9:30 Start time.
Wednesday 4/26 LIGHT PRACTICE @ WHITEHAWK . (range & putting) GET CLASSWORK & MAKE-UP TESTS IN ORDER
Thursday 4/27 PRACTICE ROUND – TBA COURSE (Possibly SOUTHLAKES)
FRIDAY 4/28 LIGHT PRACTICE @ WHITEHAWK – (Chipping & Putting – Range Balls)
MONDAY 5/1 PRACTICE ROUND – COURSE TBA – (Likely SOUTHLAKES or WHITEHAWK)
TUESDAY 5/2 DEPART FOR PONCA CITY @ NOON – LIGHT PRACTICE AT PONCA COUNTRY CLUB
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY – STATE TOURNAMENT
After a new audit of match counts, here are the boys tournament assignments, as of 4/19/17.
4/19 SKIATOOK INVITATIONAL @ BAILEY RANCH : Depart Complex at 7:30 – 9:00 SHOTGUN S
Kyle Stoner – Ronson Lee – Chance Criss – Dylan Miller – Brennen Richardson
4/20 STATE PREVIEW @ KARSTEN CREEK : Depart Complex at 6:30 – 9:40 MAXWELL FORMAT
Kyle Peterson – Michael Kemmerly – Addison Walton – Karsten Sessom – Derrick Pratt
4/22 UNION INVIT. @ INDIAN SPRINGS:(36 Holes – Lakes):Depart @ 7:00-SHOTGUN @ 8:30
Nate Baber – Ben Moeller – Ronson Lee – Kyle Peterson – Michael Kemmerly
4/24 BARTLESVILLE INVITATIONAL @ ADAMS G.C. (36 Holes) – DEPART @ 5:30 – 8:00 SHOTGUN
Nathan Baber – Seth Wildoner – Chance Criss – Ronson Lee – Kyle Stoner
4/27 GUTHRIE INVITATIONAL @ CEDAR VALLEY & AQUA (36 Holes) – depart @ 5:00
Nathan Baber – Chance Criss – Ben Moeller – Brennen Richardson – Austin Crago
5/1 EAST REGIONAL @ BAILEY RANCH (36 Holes) Depart at 6:00 – START at 8:00
Kyle Peterson – Michael Kemmerly – Addy Walton – Karsten Sessom – Derrick Pratt
5/7 STATE TOURNAMENT @ KARSTEN CREEK – (36 Holes on 5/8 & 18 Holes on 5/9)
Overnight Sunday 5/7 & Monday 5/8. (Departure time on 5/7 TBA)
WE MUST BE IN TOP 6 TEAMS IN EAST REGIONAL TO QUALIFY – INDIVIDUALS CAN ALSO QUALIFY
REGIONAL TEAM BOYS SHOULD KEEP THESE DATES AVAILABLE FOR PRACTICE ROUNDS OR TEAM PRACTICES:
MON 4/24 – WED 4/26 – FRI 4/28 – TUES 5/2 – WED & THURS 5/3 & 5/4 – FRI 5/5
Participation on the Spartan Golf Team is designed to offer a student a school athletic experience that offers a lasting impact on his or her life. The sport of golf is a ‘Lifetime sport” that can be played well into adulthood and even into a persons retirement years. The specific nature and physical requirements to play golf are such that most students can participate, even those without the significant “physical ability” to participate in impact sports or sports requiring speed or strength. The sport does however, promote and build strength, stamina and overall fitness levels in students.
A Spartan Golfer will have repeated opportunities to exhibit “Existing personal character” or develop appropriate traits in areas including but not limited to: a) Self imposing rules of the game violations b) Personal Integrity & Honesty in score keeping c) Exhibiting high level of sportsmanship in victory or defeat d) Their interest and ability to represent their parents as well as Bixby High School as outstanding student athletes.
While the goal of all school team sports, in part, is to win championships, a primary goal of the Spartan Golf Team is to develop outstanding young men and women and help to prepare them for life after high school. Regardless of how well an individual Spartan athlete does on the high school golf course, if a student learns to always give their best effort and demonstrate a high level of sportsmanship & integrity at all times, then that student’s high school sports team experience will have been a complete and total success.