Boys Golf

This page provides information about Bear Creek's boys varsity and JV golf program.

Boys Golf Calendar

Registration Deadline: August 4, 2022
Practices Begin: August 22, 2022
Season Ends: by October 22, 2022, and resuming in late-April 2023 for qualifying players

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sat/Sun
Mon, Sep 26
Golf Practice
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The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge
Tue, Sep 27
1:00 Dismissal for SAAS Match
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Boys Varsity Golf @ Seattle Academy
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4101 Beacon Ave S, Seattle WA 98108
Golf Practice
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The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge
Wed, Sep 28
Golf Practice
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The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge
Thu, Sep 29
2:40 Dismissal for EP Match
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Squad Match
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The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge
Boys Varsity Golf @ Eastside Preparatory School
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4446 Preston-Fall City Rd SE, Fall City Washington 98024
Fri, Sep 30
Sat, Oct 1
Sun, Oct 2
Mon, Oct 3
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The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge
Tue, Oct 4
Subscribe to Alerts Boys Varsity Golf @ Overlake School
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13737 202nd Ave NE, Woodinville WA 98077
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The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge
Wed, Oct 5
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The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge
Thu, Oct 6
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The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge
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4101 Beacon Ave S, Seattle WA 98108
Fri, Oct 7
Sat, Oct 8
Sun, Oct 9
Mon, Oct 10
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The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge
Tue, Oct 11
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The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge
Wed, Oct 12
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The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge
Thu, Oct 13
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11825 Trilogy Pkwy NE, Redmond WA 98053
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The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge
Fri, Oct 14
Sat, Oct 15
Sun, Oct 16
Mon, Oct 17
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The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge
Tue, Oct 18
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11825 Trilogy Pkwy NE, Redmond WA 98053
Wed, Oct 19
Thu, Oct 20
Fri, Oct 21
Sat, Oct 22
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Sun, Nov 6

Meet the Coach

Mike Faris

Mike Faris

Faculty, Varsity Golf Head Coach
Mike Faris began teaching at Bear Creek in 2005. He believes it is a daily privilege to engage with students about who they are and what it means to love God and love others in our world. He teaches Historical Theology, Logic, and Rhetoric in Upper School and is Hildegard House Dean. Mike also coaches the boys and girls golf teams, helping players of all ability levels reach their potential. Under his direction, Bear Creek teams celebrated the 1A Boys Golf State Championship in 2018 and both the 1A Girls Golf and 1A Boys Golf State Championships in 2022. Mike is motivated by building people up in whatever areas they interact. B.A. Biblical Studies, The Master's College

Boys Golf Quick Facts

Fees

Registration Fee: $530 includes $350 registration fee plus $180 for a uniform polo (green), adjustable leather belt (white), 1/4-zip sweatshirt (black), uniform hat*, and a team T-shirt. (* This item is distributed every other year, but the cost is amortized over two years.)

Additional Costs: Include white golf pants plus gear, equipment, any team-related trips and activities (see below). Varsity players must purchase ($185) or rent ($55) a Bear Creek golf bag (see elsewhere on page).

Anticipated Levels of Play

The boys golf program offers a varsity team and will field a JV team if numbers of participants warrant. Every player usually plays at least a round of 9 holes weekly.

Schedule

The boys golf team schedules practices and matches Mondays – Thursdays. Practices are held from 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., primarily at The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge. The team generally schedules 7 – 8 regular season matches, which are played after school. Home matches are played at The Golf Course at Redmond Ridge. Marches usually involve early dismissals from class. See Boys Golf Calendar (above).

Transportation

Transportation is not provided for practices. For away matches outside of Redmond, round trip transportation is available, though players may make their own arrangements.

Uniform, Gear, and Equipment

Required equipment includes a set of clubs, balls, and tees. For all practices and matches, players must wear golf attire, which is a collared shirt and shorts or pants (not jeans).

During matches, players wear a uniform polo, uniform hat, and belt (included in registration fee) plus white pants (purchased independently). Players will continue to wear the same hat the following year. Recommended gear includes a towel, golf shoes, ball mark repair tool, and golf umbrella. Additionally, there are several items that players may find helpful including a rangefinder, pushcart, hand warmers, rain gloves, and rain shoes. Optional gear includes rain pants/jacket and black warm-up pants. Complete the gear size and optional gear order forms (see elsewhere on page) to ensure the correct sizes are available.

Finally, all match-ready varsity players must rent or purchase a Bear Creek golf bag (see elsewhere on page). Junior varsity players may use their own golf bags.

How Matches Are Played

In the Emerald Sound Conference, six players are involved in a varsity match of nine holes, and the best four scores are counted against the other school to determine the winning team. The team may bring 6 – 8 match-ready players to away matches. Additional players beyond six are counted as junior varsity at that match. More players may often play in home matches. Players not involved in a varsity match will usually play a full 9 holes at Redmond Ridge.

Playoffs

To advance to the Conference Tournament in October, players must shoot two qualifying scores during regular season league matches. A qualifying score is 13 over par or less. At Redmond Ridge, that would be shooting 48 or less. Qualifying scores count regardless of whether the player is playing as varsity or junior varsity. The WIAA allows individual leagues to determine whether the boys golf season is played in the fall or spring, and the Emerald Sound Conference plays in the fall up through the fall tournament in October. To allow for leagues who play in the spring, the Conference, District, and State tournaments are held in May. For players who are advancing, the team resumes practices two weeks before the Conference Tournament.

Out of Season Activities

Several golf opportunities are available throughout the summer. Coaches host tee times dependent on course availability. Interested players should contact Assistant Coach Lindy Broyles at lbroyles@tbcs.org. Bear Creek also promotes and encourages players to continue to play, take lessons, and participate in tournaments out of season through the various programs in the region. All golfers should join the Youth on Course membership program allowing juniors aged 6 – 18 to pay $5 per round at participating courses after a yearly membership fee of $20.

Boys Golf Gear