Tryout Information

Tryouts for the Plano West Golf Team will be at Pecan Hollow Golf Course. Tryouts will be held  July 29 and 30 for both boys and girls.  Tee times will be announced.

Please do not plan vacations during this time as there will be no other tryouts.  Costs will be $16.25/day payable in the pro shop.  This only includes the green fee.  If you want to hit balls to warm up, small buckets are $4, large buckets are $7. Golfers will need to be at the golf course a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the first tee time.   If you are going to hit balls to warm-up, you will need to be there earlier.  Each golfer will need to have a physical prior to tryouts.  You must bring the physical on the first day in order to tryout.  You will need to wear appropriate golf attire each day and have your own clubs.  Golfers will be walking and playing 18 holes each day.  You will need to get acclimated to the heat, as it will be very hot during tryouts!  Also, please bring a water bottle (Ozarka, Deja Blue, etc.) to fill up as you go by the water coolers on the course.   Some players from last year will be exempt from tryouts.  Boys will play the purple tees – 7026 yards.  Girls will play the yellow tees – 5265 yards.  Parents are welcome to stay and watch; however, cannot coach or be involved in rulings.

Experience

Kids trying out for the team MUST have golf experience on the course, not just the driving range; NO BEGINNERS!  This is NOT a P.E golf class or a class to make your college applications look better!  This is a highly competitive athletic class.  Each year, the scores to make the team are different, but usually the following guidelines are fairly accurate.  Junior and senior girls need to be consistently shooting at least in the high 80’s to have a chance of making the team.  Junior and senior boys need to be consistently shooting in the low 80’s to have a chance of making the team.  Freshmen and sophomore girls need to be consistently shooting at least in the high 90’s to have a chance of making the team.  Freshmen and sophomore boys need to be consistently shooting at least in the high 80’s to have a chance of making the team.  Your son/daughter MUST play in a minimum of three 18 hole tournaments over the summer to give them the experience of playing under pressure.  These tournaments should come from organizations such as NTPGA, TJGT, TLJT, AJGA or other similar organizations.  They will need to bring a list of tournaments they played in to the first day of tryouts.

More Information

There will be an informational meeting in May at Plano West that will be announced at the feeder schools, enews, and on our website to provide more information and forms needed in order to try out.  You need to contact Coach Hardison at the email listed belowto make sure you are on the tryout list.  If you plan on trying out, you need to sign up for golf on your schedule.  Kids that make the team will have to provide their own transportation to and from practice each day.  We usually have several parents that carpool.  Practices are held at various golf courses/driving ranges in the area.  Costs for being on the golf team will include uniforms, booster club dues in the fall and spring, and optional golf bag.  Please log on to the golf team’s website (www.planowestgolf.org) to stay updated with information prior to tryouts.  You may also contact Coach Hardison at: rick.hardison@pisd.edu  or  214-803-8021.

 Items Needed on First Day of Tryouts

  1. Fully stocked golf bag (clubs, balls, tees, golf glove, ball marks, greens keeper)
  2. Proper golf attire (no cutoff shorts, or cargo shorts)
  3. Completed UIL Physical Form
  4. Tournament List including dates, organization, and scores.
  5. Money for green fees and range balls
  6. Water bottle ( Ozarka, Deja Blue, etc.)