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H.S. BOYS 2019 TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

The 2019 tournament schedule is about wrapped up. Below is the BOYS “tentative schedule” as of 11/20/18. THERE CAN BE SOME CHANGES based on ranking, eligibility and discipline issues. Also, schools change their tournament dates, on occasion.  PLEASE KEEP IN MIND SOME ROSTER CHANGES BECOME NECESSARY SO JUST COUNT ON THIS SCHEDULE AS A BASELINE FOR PLANNING YOUR SPRING SCHEDULE.

The goal is to insure all players have multiple opportunities to compete each spring. While there is a direct focus on insuring the top 5 to 8 players participate in certain tournaments to prepare us for Regionals & State competition, EVERY PLAYER will have an opportunity to improve his ranking status and be included in Regional Team consideration.  We want our best 5 players playing for a chance to advance to the State Tournament @ Rose Creek in May.

Start strong in your early tournament performances. Consistency and experience weigh heavily in selecting the regional & state team rosters. Make sure YOUR SCORES place you on the final season top 5 roster.  I HAVE BEEN TELLING YOU WHAT YOU DO IN THE FALL DETERMINES YOUR SUCCESS THIS SPRING…. DON’T WASTE ANY PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES! 

Players are assigned specific tournaments thru 3/28. After that date, actual tournament performance and/or head to head ranking matches will determine who travels to Rose Creek on 4/1 for the State Preview.  The Owasso tournament on 4/6 is a 36 hole Regional Preview and will possibly be our last rankings in determining the CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM for 4/11 @ Paige Belcher (36 Holes).

3/1 JH @ Lafortune :  George, King, Coffey

3/2 HS – Bixby Invitational @ Whitehawk: Peterson, Teeter, Criss, Moeller, Lee, Boles, Kirkland, Ridener, Guiterrez, Hernandez

3/6 HS – Ponca City @ Wentz GC : Teeters, Boles, Kirkland, Ridener, Hernandez

3/6 HS – Guthrie @ Cedar Valley : Guiterrez, Tanner, Crago, Been, Spillars, Fisher, Miller, Moser, Owen, Holley

3/11 HS – Skiatook @ Mohawk Park G.C. :  Boles, Kirkland, Ridener, Guiterrez, Hernandez

3/12 HS – Sand Springs @ The Canyons : Crago, Been, Fisher,  Owen, Green, Holley, Fuller, George, King, Coffey

3/13 HS – Guthrie @ Country Club :  Tanner, Fisher, Miller, Owen, Moser, Green, Fuller, George, King, Coffey

3/26 HS – Norman @ Jimmy Austin : (Overnight on 3/25)  Peterson, Criss, Spillars, Moeller, Crago, Lee

3/28 HS – Putnam City North @ Lake Hefner/ North Course : Boles, Kirkland, Ridener, Guiterrez, Hernandez

4/1  HS –  Edison H.S.  @ Cherokee G.C./ Catoosa : Tanner, Been, Spillars, Fisher, Miller, Owen, Moser, Green, George, King

4/1  HS – STATE PREVIEW @ Rose Creek / Edmond : (Overnight 3/31 & 4/1) Peterson, Teeter,   +3 TBA  < From rankings>

4/2  HS – Edmond @ Kickingbird (36) : Peterson, Teeter, +8 TBA < Depending on  4/1 ranking >

4/3  HS – Mustang @ Lincoln Park West :  *Guiterrez or *Been , Tanner, Crago, Spillars, Miller

4/4  JH – @ Mohawk Park :  George, King, Coffey

4/6  HS – REGIONAL PREVIEW @ Bailey Ranch (36) :  Peterson, Teeter, Criss, Moeller, Lee, Boles, Kirkland, Ridener, Hernandez, Guiterrez  < Hopefully this is a final ranking tournament >

4/9  HS – Bishop Kelley @ Lafortune :  5 Players TBA – The 5 players from the 4/6 Line-up that did not qualify for for the Conference Championship Roster on 4/11 will play at Lafortune 4/9.

4/11  HS – CON. CHAMPIONSHIP @ Paige Belcher (36):  Peterson, Teeter,+3 TBA from 4/6

4/13  HS – Jenks @ Southlakes :  Guiterrez, Hernandez, Tanner, Crago, Been, Spillars, Fisher, Miller, Owens, Moser, Fuller, George, King

4/15  HS – Grove @ Patricia Island : Hernandez, Crago, Tanner, Been Spillars, Fisher, Miller, Owen, Moser, Green, Holley, King, George, Coffey

4/17  HS Edmond No. @ Lincoln Park (36):  Peterson, Teeter  < +3 TBA based on top 5 rank >

4/18  HS Del City @ Trosper Park : Tanner, Been, Spillars, Fisher, Miller, Owen, Moser, Green, Holley, Fuller

4/19  HS Bartlesville @ Adams (36) :  Peterson, Teeter, < +3 TBA based on Top 5 Ranking >

4/20  HS Wagoner @ Western Hills :  Tanner, Crago, Been, Spillars, Fisher, Miller, Owen, Moser, Green, Holley, Fuller, George, King, Coffey

4/25  HS Guthrie @ Cedar Valley (36 ) :  Guiterrez, Hernandez, Tanner, Been,  < + 6  based on Rankings:  CANNOT BE ONE OF THE TOP 5 PLAYERS  >  MATCH COUNTS MUST BE AUDITED

 4/26 & 4/27  HS – Broken Arrow @ Forrest Ridge < 36 holes over 2 days >  Peterson & Teeter + 3 from ranking matches and/or stroke averages. This will be our final top 5 roster.

4/29  HS BOYS REGIONAL TOURNAMENT @ BAILEY RANCH (36 HOLES)

5/6 & 5/7  HS BOYS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP @ ROSE CREEK – EDMOND (54 Holes) – Overnight 5/5

 

 

SPRING FEES DUE DECEMBER 15th

Players that were not able to participate in the Fall Fund raiser will need to pay their  Spring fees by Dec. 15th. PLEASE SEND THE FEES BY THAT DATE AS WE MUST RENEW OUR PRACTICE DEALS WITH THE COURSES.  WE ALSO MUST COMMIT TO THE NUMBER OF TOURNAMENTS EACH PLAYER CAN PLAY IN.

Fees are for course fees, clinic instruction, water, snacks & meals after most tournaments as well as some uniform items. TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEES FOR JV PLAYERS OR MULTIPLE VARSITY TEAM ENTRIES IS ALSO PAID, IN PART, FROM THE SPRING FEES.

SPRING FEES ARE $175 – Make your check payable to Bixby Public Schools.

FROM THE FUND RAISING PARTICIPATION:  ONE HOLE SPONSOR SATISFIED 1/2 OF YOUR SPRING FEES.  2 Hole sponsors satisfies all Spring Fees.

RED OR BLUE SPONSORSHIPS, ALSO SATISFIES ALL SPRING FEES.

Scramble Team entries do not satisfy spring fees as the golf course receives a large portion of those monies for us to play on the course.

OFF SEASON SCHEDULE – Nov 19th thru Feb 14th

Off Season workouts start Monday Nov. 19th and end Feb 14th 2019.

ALL H.S. GOLFERS ARE REQUIRED TO  FULLY PARTICIPATE UNLESS EXCUSED BY THE COACH  (For Medical reasons and/or when on course practice time is scheduled)

Plan daily & Keep a gym bag packed for your workouts. YOU MUST GO STRAIGHT TO THE WORKOUT SITES AFTER 6TH HOUR. You do not have time to go home to forget clothing items. IF YOU ARE LATE FOR THE START TIMES, OR DO NOT HAVE APPROPRIATE CLOTHING,  You will not be allowed to workout. 2 such episodes will require a meeting with the coach and/or parents. Continued tardiness or “forgetting clothing, or being unprepared for any other reason may be result in your removal from the golf program for the spring competitive season.

Players MUST WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING at all workouts. You will not be allowed to work out in school clothing that is not specifically designed for physical exercise. For example – “jeans” are not allowed… SWEATS, GYM SHORTS, YOGA PANTS, TEE SHIRTS ARE REQUIRED CLOTHING FOR Yoga, karate & weight training.  Appropriate footwear is required. The instructors will advise you if bare or socked feet are suitable for given workouts in Yoga and karate. TENNIS SHOES ARE REQUIRED FOR WEIGHT TRAINING.  

If possible, you should also keep your golf clubs and winter golf attire available if/when the weather allows for select/small groups to go to the course. I will try to predict when this is to happen with as much advance notice as possible. (It will mainly be for Varsity players who are likely to be in the top 5 to 7 players this spring).  Keeping your clubs and appropriate playing clothing in your trunk of the car or at the complex, will be a good idea. WINTER WEAR A MUST.

After Dec. 1st, we are allowed to practice more than one hour a day.  YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO DO SO.

There will be some Saturday morning indoor practices this winter as well as small groups will return to the COMPLEX after weight training for 30 to 45 minutes of indoor practice, on a rotating basis. OUR INDOOR FACILITY ALLOWS US TO IMPROVE OUR GAMES THIS WINTER, While most of our competitors do not have the opportunity we have to do so. Let’s not waste the advantage we have.

Starts:  Nov. 19th

GIRLS:  Mondays & Wednesdays @ POWERHOUSE for weight training   -Tuesdays & Thursdays  @ YOGA Studio – Fridays TBA (Complex)

BOYS:  Mondays & Wednesdays Karate Instruction @ COMPLEX  – Tuesdays & Thursdays @ POWERHOUSE for weight training

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)

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.