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Golf

Dear 2017 OIS Potential Golfers & Parents,

 

Golf is back at OIS! Last year's team went undefeated and captured the league championship for the second year in a row. With a record turnout - 36 golfers - we were able to have both a competition team and a development team. This year we are expanding the number of teams in the league as well as golf courses we play. Tryouts will be 9 holes played on March 20 & 21 at Buchanan Fields and Lake Chabot, followed by a 10-week season ending with the championship on May 31. Practices are Mon & Tues, with matches on Wednesdays after school (3:45-6:45). This program can only succeed with the volunteer support of the players’ parents. All parents should plan to share carpool duty, supervise practices, and help with logistics. 


Tryouts: We will conduct a 2-day tryout on March 20 & 21 to evaluate abilities and placement for the 2017. The players will be divided into 2 groups for tryouts. On Monday, 3/20- one group will play a 9-hole round at Buchanan and the other group will play a 9-hole round at Chabot. The groups will switch on Tuesday, 3/20. More details regarding the tryouts will be shared at the parent and player informational meeting which will be held on Thursday, 3/2 at 4:00 pm in the Library OIS.  Please bring your clubs and make sure you have balls, tees, pencil, snack, water bottle and a jacket for tryouts and note the dress code below.  Please put your clubs inside the Mini-Gym.  The results of the tryouts will be announced on Thursday, 3/23. (Players should sign up by paying the enrollment donation on Bulldog Webstore—if you do not make the team or decline the invitation, your donation will be refunded.  If you’re unable to pay the enrollment donation, please contact Dianna Langer at oissports@orinda.k12.ca.us


General Team Schedule/Information: Our season is 10 weeks long starting Monday, March 27 and running through Wednesday May 31. Parents are expected to volunteer and share carpool duty throughout the season. The team will be using multiple courses this season. Here is the DRAFT Plan:

Dev Team Competitive Team
Mon- MCC or OCC

Mon- Buchanan Fields (BF)

Tues- BF or Tilden Tues- MCC
Wed- Match Play at Chabot or other courses Wed- 6 players to League Match Play and the rest of team to Chabot or other courses for Match Play


 

Last year, we were fortunate to have invitations to play at OCC, Claremont and get out on the MCC course as well. Thank you to the parent members who sponsored these invitations. We hope to we can do this again this season. 

 

Last year we had 8 teams in our EB Middle School Golf League and played four courses for League Match Play. We hope to expand the teams and courses this year.


DRAFT EB Middle School Golf League Teams:
OIS, Stanley, Martinez, JM, Foothill, WCI, St. Francis, Seven Hills, Head Royce, Piedmont, Berkeley, Alamo

 

DRAFT Match Courses:
Buchanan Fields, Diablo Creek, Diablo Hills, BO, Chabot, Round Hill

 

Golf 2016 Responsibilities & Rules
Dress Code: Country Club attire is in effect at all times. Collared golf shirts that are tucked in and khaki or dark blue or black pants or shorts that are mid-thigh in length are required, belts preferred. No short shorts or skirts allowed. Absolutely no denim, gym shorts or tee shirts. Pants that are ragged, tattered or have holes, etc. are unacceptable. Soft-spike golf shoes are required, no tennis shoes. All players MUST wear team uniforms on Wednesdays for Match Day. Players are required to provide their own dark colored pants, skirts or shorts for the matches.  Players must wear their team the team uniform, will be disqualified and not play in the match.

 

Coaches: 
Team Manager: Denice Gant, denicegant@me.com, 650-743-4880
Team Coach: Eric Jones, ejones@ericjonesgolf.com, 650-274-3890
OIS Sports AD: Mike Agers, magers@orinda.k12.ca.us 
OIS Sports Admn: Dianna Langer, oissports@orinda.k12.ca.us

 

Key Dates:        
Registration:  Open until 2/28
Parent/Player Informational Meeting: Thurs, 3/2, 4:00pm, OIS Library
Tryouts:  Mon, 3/20 & Tues 3/21
Team Selection and Placement: Thurs, 3/23
Season Begins:  Mon, 3/27
Schedule:  Mon, Tues- Practices
                            Wed- Match Day
Season Ends:  Wed, 5/31
Championship:  Wed, 5/31
Team Celebration: TBD