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