The posting below has the sign-up forms for a scramble team and a form for a hole sponsor. WE NEED TO GET GOING ON SIGNING UP TEAMS AS WE ARE JUST ABOUT 5 weeks away from our tournament date.

The success of our season hinges on this one and only fund raiser we do. JUNIOR HIGH PLAYERS ALL GOT FORMS TO TAKE HOME FRIDAY

THE FUNDS ARE SPENT AS FOLLOWS: (including but not limited to)

> High School and Junior High uniform items.
> Meals provided for players at tournaments
> Sport drinks/water & snacks during tournament play
> Practice Facility needs.
> Clinic Fees & instructor fees for all players

Each year, we have had a successful fund raising tournament allowing all 70+ players to play in spring tournaments, regardless of their team ranking or experience level. If we do not have sufficient funds to allow lower level players to play, we can only involve out TOP PLAYERS to play as the entry fees are high. (We spend about $9000 a year for tournament fees)

Feeding the players at and after tournaments is something we like to do. A successful fund raiser allows us to do that. Otherwise, players will need to bring $8 to $10 per event to eat after tournaments. That can cost a parent from $40 to $50
per season for JH players and up to $150 for a high school player.

Uniforms: We purchase SPIRIT GEAR & UNIFORMS (Tee shirts, Hoodies & Spartan caps, as well as monogrammed golf towels. We purchase tournament uniforms and wind or rain jackets. This expense runs as high as $200 per high school player (12 tournaments) and $100 to $125 for junior high players (4 tournaments max)

COACHING STIPENDS: We do receive stipends from the district but since we try to avoid “cuts” and keep more kids involved than any school, we need to pay additional stipends for coaches and clinic fees.

PRACTICE FEES: We must pay courses for practice space. This is perhaps the only sport you cannot solely practice on campus. We must pay from $7500 to $9000 for golf course use fees to insure our players are ready to compete in the spring. By our doing this, your child has “team membership” at 3 courses during the school year. At present, they can play for free at Whitehawk & Lit’ Links 7 days a week AND at The Links for free Monday thru Friday. they can play for $5 on weekends at The Links. Golf is not a cheap sport, as you know, but that makes your golf fees a real bargain over the school year.

THE DISTRICT GIVES US A NICE BUDGET (& a great practice facility)…. In fact, at Bixby, we get more money for the program than I received at Jenks or Union… But since my goal is to keep kids playing this important lifeskills sport, we keep far more kids playing this sport at BPS than almost any school. That requires us to raise more money than the school should be expected to provide a sports team such as golf. We would have plenty of district provided funds for a “normal size” golf program…. But I prefer us to be “above normal” in size & numbers!

SUMMARY: Please have your Spartan Golfer go out and find a HOLE SPONSOR. Doing so, they will not have a spring fee to pay. Also, consider entering a family & friends scramble team. It is a great day of fun and benefits the team members. The scramble team doesn’t satisfy spring fees for your players as we have to pay the golf course for the tournament, but the hole sponsor money all goes to our team and that is why your Spartan does not have to pay their $175 spring fee in December….Essentially, it costs about $35 a month to be on the golf team…. That is for course fees, uniforms, tournaments and meals… A great bargain…..I have estimated, considering what we do each year, if we did not have a successful fund raising tournament it would cost a parent around $500 to $600 for the year for total involvement in playing on the team. AND THAT WOULD NOT NECESSARILY GUARANTEE A JV OR B TEAM PLAYER GETS TO PLAY IN TOURNAMENTS….. Let’s keep it the way everyone gets involved and have another great fund raiser!

Contact Chris Johnson if you can help… 918-629-8839.. You can also send me your Sponsorship or scramble team forms…..

Thanks, I appreciate you all!! – Coach Morrow