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Boys Golf

Boys Golf

Boys Golf Information 2020

Coach Mitch Dean   303 929-1481

Check Horizon's website frequently for updated information this summer!!

Tryouts:  Monday and Tuesday, August 3 and August 4 at Riverdale Golf Course.  Mark these dates on your calendar!!! (all pending of course)

Monday, August 3rd Boys must be at tryouts both days and play all 18 holes both days to qualify for one of the 12 positions on Horizons Boys' Golf Team.  Boys must meet at the restaurant patio by 8:30 AM to receive instructions and assigned tee times for that morning.  Our first tee time is 10:00 AM.  Boys must pay for their round of golf and tokens for the driving range.  Boys will walk the course.  They are encouraged to bring a push/pull cart, bottled water and all necessary equipment for their round of golf. 
Before any player is allowed to participate, he MUST meet all requirements for athletic competition for Horizon High School.  All required online forms must be completed and submitted online (including current physical)  for final clearance.  Failure to have this information completed will prevent a player from trying out and competing for Horizon.


Dress: All courses have dress codes.  You must wear a polo shirt or mock tee.  You may wear khaki shorts.  No tee shirts, untucked shirts, jeans, or cutoffs of any kind are permitted.  Inappropriate dress will prevent you from trying out.

Required: You MUST attend both days and finish 18 holes of golf each day to qualify for one of our twelve positions.  You must also be eligible academically.  If you fail to meet either of these requirements, you will not try out nor qualify for Horizon’s golf team.

Practice, practice, practice! You need to be at the putting green and chipping green daily.  You should be practicing for one to one and a half hours almost daily.  At the driving range, every shot you take has a purpose.  Distance is not the only goal.  Accuracy is critical.  You should play at least once a week.  Play with people you don’t know. This creates match simulations.  At all of our tournaments, you will play with players from other schools, most whom you've never met. After you play, go over your scorecard.  What were your strengths?  Weaknesses?  What part of the game needs more attention?  How would you play the course the next time? Keep tract of your putt total, the number of fairways you hit off the tee box, and the number of greens you hit in regulation.

Clinics:  Riverdale conducts clinics & lessons all summer long.  Hopefully you will take advantage of them.  Call the clubhouse at 303 659 - 6700 to get more information on their clinics.  You can also go online to find this information at Riverdalegolf.  Other courses offer clinics as well.  Contact Thorncreek Golf Course, Indian Tree Golf Course, Flatirons Golf Course & or Gold Crown for times, dates, & costs.

Equipment:  You are responsible for your equipment and all accessories and required golf essentials.  Be prepared when you come to the course.  Be sure your equipment is clean.  Carry a wet towel and a golf club brush with you at all times. 

Goals:  Why are you trying out?  Why are you playing?  Your goals should be to improve your game, to compete, and to have fun.  Listen to instruction, ask for help, and work on the advice your coach (s) gives you.  Realistically you must shoot a 90 or below to make Horizon’s golf team.  This creates a lot of pressure.  You must develop the confidence to handle it.

Ethics:  Like any sport, we have very clear ethical practices for our participants.  Cheating of any kind will result in immediate dismissal.  Profanity, throwing clubs, being disrespectful towards the course, course officials, teammates, coaches, and yourself will also result in immediate dismissal.  We demand respect, good sportsmanship, and your best behavior at all times.

At the top of this letter are my phone number and email address.  If you text, call, or email me, be sure to include your name.  I will get back to you as quickly as possible.