Girls Golf



Summer / Off Season

If you are interested in participating in this golf program, the best thing you can do is play golf during the summer. Take golf lessons and practice. We will hold tryouts for the team in the Fall. In the meantime, add yourself to the mailing list to stay informed.

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CHS Golf Team Pledge

I am going to put forth the necessary time,and effort needed, and to do my part to help this golf program succeed.

My commitment to the CHS Golf Team is the following:

To manage my time, plan and identify areas of improvement for the team, myself, and to keep up with school. I will be an active member of this team, attend and be on time to all practices, games and meetings. I will put forth the highest level effort and be mindful of other team members and coaching staff's needs, while valuing everyone's time.

I will expect in return other team members and coaches will commit in the same way to the team and give it the time & effort it demands.

"Off-season training and spring/summer golf tournaments are a great way to improve on your game while getting to hang out with your teammates (which makes everything more fun). Plus, you’ll also meet a lot of great golfers from across the state and make new friends that you’ll end up playing with for years to come."

A Golf Mental Fitness Quiz: How Do You Stack Up?

Before a competitive round, do you spend time:

a) Worrying about what could go wrong

b) Visualizing yourself playing good shots

While warming up do you work on:

a) Refining your technique, hitting lots of shots with the same club

b) Getting a simple swing feel, then playing a variety of shots with full routine

On the first tee are you focused on:

a) What others will think of you if you hit a bad shot

b) Trusting your swing feel and making a committed swing

On the opening holes if you get off to a good start, do you:

a) Start thinking about the possibility of shooting your career score

b) Simply stay in the present and focus on playing each shot the best you can

If you get off to a poor start, do you:

a) Panic and start analyzing your swing, trying to “fix it”

b) Slow down and check your set-up, tempo, and mental focus to see what’s getting in the way of playing better

Midway through the round if you have been playing well, do you:

a) Worry about when the wheels will come off, tighten up, and get more careful and tentative

b) Attend to your energy level (water & food) and your tempo, focused on keeping the same rhythm and attitude that has been working well

If you have been playing poorly, do you:

a) Decide it’s not your day and start playing with a negative attitude with anger, carelessness, excuses, complaints, and even look for the drink cart to drown your sorrows

b) Accept that your ball-striking is not at its best, and take the opportunity to work on your recovery shots and short game

Near the end of the round if you have been playing well, do you:

a) Play defensively, trying to not make a mistake and get done without losing many strokes

b) Stay focused on the shot at hand rather than getting ahead of yourself, and keep playing to make your lowest score on each hole without taking an unnecessary risk

After the round do you:

a) Focus on what went wrong, speak negatively about your game, and complain about the conditions

b) Reflect on what went well, and reinforce what you did that led to your success, and make a plan to work on the parts of your game that have room for improvement.


Results:

The more questions you answered with choice b), the more you can rely on your mental game to help you play your best.

Any questions you answered with choice a), indicate areas of your mental game that need improvement.

Reference: A Mental Fitness Quiz: How Do You Stack Up?

Summer Golf League

The Summer Golf League is intended to get students involved, meet each other and better prepare for the upcoming CHS Golf Season.


We will be playing Youth On Course (YOC) member golf courses. If you don't have this pass yet, CHS will sponsor this membership for you. Let me know so I can arrange your subscription.


To start our series, we have reservations at TopGolf, on Thursday June 23rd from 10-12 am.

League Format:

  • If you are a proficient player (score in the 90's, or better) you'll play stroke or match play rounds.

  • If you have played and are still learning the game (scores 100 to 125) you'll play a scramble with other players of similar skill.

  • If you have never played, or can hit the ball 150+ yards consistently, or feel you are not ready for this competitive golf league, I recommend you use the YOC Plass to find golf, take private lessons, practice and play, so you can improve your skills and join us later in the summer.

During the Round of Golf

  • Arrive 1 hr before tee times - so you can stretch, warm-up, and be ready for our pre-game meeting, and arrive to the 1st tee box 10 mins before tee time.

  • Everyone walks - Push carts OK - In preparation for our League Games, everyone walks - unless there is a medical reason

  • Scoring: You must count all our strokes - including penalties - and register an honest score.

  • Track your game - Enter your score on the GHIN app (free with YOC), or other apps so you can set a handicap for yourself. If you have not done so yet, you can enter scores from rounds you've played recently.

Summer League:

  • Student players will be responsible for all fees. We will be playing YOC courses, so you only pay $5 per round.

  • We will be playing on Thursday mornings starting June 23rd and ending the week before CHS Boys Golf Team tryouts.

  • You are responsible for your own transportation - getting there and back. If you cannot drive, I encourage you to coordinate and carpool with other parents/students.

  • CALENDAR CONFIMRATION: You will receive a calendar reminder for every outing one week before the event. Confirm your attendance in the calendar event one week before our round to guarantee your spot.

  • Take a look at the calendar, so you can see where and when we will be playing.

  • Please add yourself to this WhatsApp group, as we will use this for communication.

Coach Ratzlaff Strength Training

Coach Kevin Ratzlaff will lead strength and conditioning sessions on Mondays and Fridays from 3:30-5pm at CHS Weight Room. Take advantage of this, as it will make you a more complete golfer. No need to register, just show up and be ready to work!

Coach Bill's Book Recommendation

"I just finished a book that I think you might find instructive for the kids an us. It’s “The Pro, Lessons about Golf and Life from my father, Claude Harmon, Sr.” by Butch Harmon. Besides some fun stories he has a number of things he’s learned about the game and life. He also discusses his instruction of Tiger which is fun." - Coach Bill.


Laser Focus

(Have these shots / Own these shots)

  • Putting: 3 /30 ft. Putting

  • Chipping: Chipping to 3 ft.

  • Irons /Woods : 50, 100, 150, 200+ yards


Practice Routines

Putting

Challenges

Routines

Never Out Of The Hole.

Coach's 8 Golf Disciplines

  1. You must have a sound understanding of what the game of golf really is - if you dont get his right, the rest will never work.

  2. Be The Best At What You Do - Because Being Good Is Not Good Enough!

  3. Play within Your Means And Be Ready For Whatever The Game Brings - Because The Game Will Challenge You Every Time You Play.

  4. Minimize Errors - Because They Are The Biggest Enemy To A Successful Round Of Golf.

  5. Know Your Strengths And Weaknesses - Because You Cannot Improve What You Don't Measure.

  6. Be a Healthy Individual - Because Golf Without Health Is _________ .

  7. Teach Golf and Help Others Learn The Game - Because Sharing Feeds Your Soul And Gives More Purpose To Your Game.

  8. Be Active In The Lives Of Your Family - Because They Are Central To Who You Are.

Golf Flow

  1. Effort: If you plan to improve at golf, you should not expect to avoid adversity; rather you should prepare your mind to absorb adversity (Gio Valiante)

  2. Control: The secret lies in just letting the round mature - there's no need to force it. (Tiger Woods)

  3. Time: How can something feel really fast and really slow at the same time?

  4. Awareness: Reaching the impossible is merely a matter of stringing together a series of the possible.

  5. Think Small, Play Big: What can you control on the golf course and what is out of your control? This is the same as asking, where should your PLAYING FOCUS be?

  6. Make Pressure your friend: You must do the things which you think you cannot do (Eleanor Roosevelt)

  7. Love Your Swing, Play your Swing: Feel at ease, lack worry, and no guessing as you hit the ball. (Walter Hagen)