Golf - Varsity Boys
The boy's golf team spends most of our practice and match time at the Quail Valley golf course in banks Oregon. Quail Valley provides an excellent practice facility about 25 minutes from campus. The course offers separate practice areas for driving, chipping, and putting. The team is allotted two practice days on the course each week during the preseason. During the regular season, we use those on course practice days to host our matches. We travel to other courses for matches when we make our annual schedule. The majority of our regular season matches are 9-hole events. We try to limit the number of our regular season 18-hole matches to avoid taking the extra time away from the regular class schedule. We use our weekly on campus sessions to cover rules, etiquette, and tactics. Occasionally we will spend time outdoors working on short game skills on the upper campus.
The team has been included in the Class 3A2A1A state invitational hosted at Pumpkin Ridge as an early season challenge. In fact, last season we took over the duties as tournament director for the first time. This event was once used as the hypothetical small school state championship, when there weren't enough small school programs to warrant our own OSAA event. In 2014, we finished second in this event.
Since 2002, we have taken some of the players to the Bandon Dunes resort on the south Oregon coast. We have one day of walking golf and on the second day we have participated in their annual speed golf event. Until the past two years this trip had been hosted in the middle of the spring golf season. Now that the speed golf event has become the "World championship event" for this new sport it has been moved to the fall. In 2013, our top finishers placed 5th and 6th in the amateur section of the world championship event.
In 1999, the OSAA created the small school category for boy’s golf. This new classification now includes all the class 3A-2A-1A schools. Since that time, our boy's program has qualified for the state championships in all but one season. We played well enough to win back to back state championships in 2009/2010. This consistency of excellent team play has allowed the boys program to become the all-time top ranked 3A-2A-1A program in the state. Last season the team posted our lowest 18 and 36 whole scores in school history to earn a third place trophy in the state championships. With four of the five players returning next season the team hopes to match or improve on those results next season.