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Tryouts for the 2021-2022 Season
The first day of tryouts is Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - Redhawk GC
What do I need to do to try out for the boys' golf team?
    1)  Go to the Great Oak athletics website and complete the online athletic clearance packet.
    2)  Once it is completed online (with a sports physical), go to Mrs. Gorbacz (athletic office secretary) to make sure you are cleared to play
    3) Once you are cleared, Coach Boyatt is notified and he will add you to the tee sheet
Why are tryouts held in Oct. for a spring sport?
1)  Daylight savings ends in early November.  After that date, it is impossible to play nine holes after school.
2)  Many of the players that make the team will be able to be placed in a special 6th period PE class that will allow them to go to the golf course after 5th period. 
        Since the new semester begins in January, the tryouts need to be held before then so schedules can be adjusted.
What if I am playing another sport and can't try out?
The Wolfpack does everything we can to support multi-sport athletes.  If you are involved in a fall sport and will not be able to attend our October tryouts, please
    stop by and introduce yourself to Coach Boyatt in room 357.  We will provide an additional opportunity for you to try out at a later date.
    We would still like for you and your parents to attend the meeting on the evening of October 25th.  Hawk's Landing (Redhawk)  -- 6 PM 
How good do I need to be to make the team?
Boys' golf is a sport that only has varsity programs in our valley.  (There are very few JV programs in a 50 mile radius.)
Six players play in a varsity match, thus many teams carry around 8-10 players.  
Carrying enough for an additional team means we have to travel great distances to find JV matches.  We don't mind doing this, as carrying an extra six players on a team
     gets more players connected to school and gives players the opportunity to improve in the wonderful game of golf.
In an effort to keep the number of players manageable at Redhawk this season, we are going to carry TWELVE players.
We will keep a Varsity team of six players.  That team will play the majority of varsity matches.  This will be the best team we can field for any match/tournament.
Plus, we will keep a "Varsity B"/JV team of six players.  That team will play a few of the less competitive varsity matches & compete against the top JV programs within travelling distance. 
     (In the past, we have travelled to play schools such as Servite, Cathedral Catholic, etc.)
There will probably be some movement between the squads during the season, as we predict we will have twelve players that can post a good score.
Twelve players is a good number to have on the squad.  That allows us to play at Redhawk in three foursomes, and allows a competive environment from the top to bottom.
What happens if we lose a guy to grades?  What happens if we have two matches on the same day and someone isn't allowed to play?  Don't we need more than 12 players?
If that is ever the case, I will make contact with player #13, the first player that was cut and have him come out and join the team, as he will already be athletically cleared to play.
If we need another guy, we will contact player #14.  We can fill our roster that way, without having to have 15 players at Redhawk every time we are there.  The course is too busy for that.
Here is the tough part.  We have 14 players returning this year, as we had NO SENIORS on the team last season.
That means that two players that were part of the squad last season will not be returning on a regular basis.
Hopefully that knowledge gets everyone practicing hard in the off-season, knowing they have to improve to be part of the twelve.
Returning Players With Overall Averages From 2021
Projected Varsity
1) Ryan Abuan - Junior   72.4       
2) Nathan Sampson - Junior  73.6     
3) Ian Bruchhauser - Senior  (76.0 Avg. in 2020)
4) Ryan Osorio - Senior  81.1
5) Collin Roppe - Sophomore 81.4
6) Caden Flores - Senior 82.63
Projected "Varsity B" / Junior Varsity
7) Guylan Belser - Senior  82.64
8)  Bobby Erling - Sophomore 83.5
9)  Dylan Voegele - Senior  85.2
10) Ken Watanasiripong - Senior  85.7
11)  Luke Van Dyke - Sophomore  88.3
12)  Tyler Humphrey - Junior  94.0
Projected to Be Cut  -- So Get Those Numbers Down This Summer
13)  Aiden Halvorsen - Sophomore  94.2
14)  David Knight -  Senior  98.3
What is my best estimate for where the cut line will be?
Who knows what kind of new talent will enter Great Oak next season.  If we get some new players that can play, we might see a cutline closer to 85 than 90.
    But --- this is my 18th year coaching at Great Oak -- and more often than not the numbers are the same: breaking 80 makes varsity, breaking 90 makes JV.
     Thus my SAFEST estimate for making the team is a player that can shoot around 85 or so.    If you can shoot a 42-43 from the blue or black tees at Redhawk -- you will most likely make the team.
October tryouts will decide what 12 players will be on our roster in the spring.
I don't need to worry about who is a senior vs. who is a freshman -- all I really need is 1-2 players per grade level to make sure I have the best varsity team in the future.  We have that.
Thus, my emotions will be out of it.  The top 12 scores are in, the rest will be cut.
It will be harsh to see some returners not come back, and it will be especially hard to cut a freshman that might be just outside the cut line.
I hope that the cut players will use the year as an opportunity to work on their games on their own and come back stronger the next year.
Please contact me if you have any questions.


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