Girls Golf

TRY-OUT EXEMPTION For girls anticipating a return to the Golden Lion Golf team they may secure an exemption from posting a qualifying score at tryouts by meeting the following parameters:

  • Be one of the 8 members on the Area/State competition team from the previous season.
  • Play in two (2) or more summer tournaments sponsored by official golf organizations like GSGA, Atlanta Junior Golf Association or American Junior Golf Association, Southeastern Junior Tour, Georgia PGA Junior Tour and other applicable junior tours.
  • Be playing year round with the SPX girls

LETTERING

For the foreseeable future, all girls who participate in Golden Lion Golf are considered to be participating members of the Varsity Girls' Golf Team. Girls who hold one of the 8 spots on the Area/State competition team will generally letter each year. The coaches reserve the option of lettering other participating Varsity members in special circumstances.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

Students must arrange rides/carpools to leave IMMEDIATELY following dismissal in order to safely arrive at all competition locations with enough time to change clothes and hit some range balls.  Students who do not leave immediately get caught in regular school carpool/departure traffic and struggle to make it on time for tee off.  Gather your belongings, books, homework, etc. at the conclusion of 6th or 7th period so you can exit the building and get to your carpool/ride immediately following prayer.

Basic Standards of Golf

A cornerstone of the SPX Golden Lion Golf program is to develop proper awareness and exhibition of etiquette, sportsmanship, and maximization of talent among all golfers. From the start of the process, however, there are basic elements which a player must demonstrate. The following itemized list may assist players in that process.

All team candidates, prior to making the team, should be able to:

  • #1 - MUST HAVE a current (dated after 1 May) physical on file and other supporting documentation in PlanetHS to participate in any golf activities.
  • Walk nine holes of golf in a foursome in approximately 2:30
  • Finish a hole without causing undue delay for the rest of the group
  • Appreciate the nature of silence during a player’s address and swing, putting lines, and playing visibility lines
  • Locate their own golf ball without assistance
  • Understand when to place a provisional ball into play, and when to drop a new ball into play
  • Treat their fellow competitors as they themselves would wish to be treated
  • Respect the golf course facility, staff, and other non-Pius golfers on the course….this means that players mind their manners and act in a dignified manner at all times
  • Properly repair damage made to the golf course through the normal course of play (fix ball marks, kick in divots, and discard all trash appropriately…even if you didn’t do it!)
  • Refrain from emotional outbursts that demonstrate a lack of maturity or reveal an athlete’s inability to keep from disgracing him/herself
  • Cleanly strike a golf ball (no whiffs, shanks, or skulls) almost all (90% or more) of the time
  • Know and enforce the basic USGA Rules of Golf

Golfers are encouraged to have notes about rules, swing coach instructions, club use, etc. in their possession during all play time. Golfers should access those notes regularly as it is impossible to keep everything in your head!

Here is a bullet list of TRY OUT topics for consideration:

  • Contact Ms. Braham for details on the girls golf team.  Girls on the team do play year-round so material is available upon request.  We firmly encourage getting started the minute you have interest!
  • Must have a current physical on file with PlanetHS
  • Must have your own clubs (meaning you cannot share clubs with another golfer)
  • Must dress appropriately for the weather as we play in whatever is happening if the course is open!
  • Must transport self/carpool to the tryouts AND matches tournaments. No transportation is provided by SPX.
  • Must be picked up as soon as we are finished, so bring your cell phone with you and call your parent(s) with your finish time. No SPX staff can leave a student unattended, so rides must arrive on time for all golfers. You may call/text home while on the course (during tryouts) to keep parents in the loop for pick up time
  • Bring $ for greens fees which will be paid directly to the golf course (will advise on the amount, usually $10-$15 per day)
  • Bring snacks (or $ to get snacks at clubhouse)

REGULAR SEASON GENERAL INFO

  • The girls’ golf schedule is still in the works. Tournaments (18 holes) are on Saturdays, matches (9 holes) on weekdays. We play mostly a tournament schedule with very few matches. Most events have anywhere from 2 to 4 girls playing depending on the tournament/match. Only the girls scheduled to play attend the tournament/match.
  • Girls will indicate availability in advance so that they can be scheduled accordingly. Every team member (regardless of ability) will play at least one 18 hole tournament on a weekend; no one will play all 18 hole tournaments.
    • Rangefinders are welcome and encouraged; they may calculate distance ONLY per GHSA rules, and cannot be a phone app or other GPS model
    • Wear golf shoes OR tennis shoes to play
    • Have appropriate rain/wind gear at all times
    • Come to see Ms. Braham, Coach Cook, or Coach Hauck if you want to ask questions of any sort

**PRE/POST SEASON REQUIREMENTS

Golden Lion Golf is competitive at the local and state level. Girls who come out for tryouts and join the golf team are committing to play golf for the season as well as take lessons and play in off-season tournaments. Girls' golf is a year round commitment that we take very seriously.

Girls must commit to utilizing a public or private driving range weekly/bi-weekly to continue developing skills.

Girls must commit to taking weekly lessons during season as well as off season from Stacy Bean or another certified swing coach.  Girls also commit to weekly conditioning to gain better physical endurance and fitness to be competitive golfers.

Girls Golf Roster
Jersey # Name Position Grade
Varsity Emmy Jansa Senior
Varsity Addy Karalexis Sophomore
Varsity Sarah Pruitt Messick Senior
Varsity Elizabeth Nelson Junior
Varsity Annabella Sheridan Freshman
Varsity Betsy Sullivan Freshman
Varsity Molly Swartz Senior
Varsity Neve Thanner Senior
JV Gabrielle Franco Junior
JV Sophia Fueredi Freshman
JV Alysa LaRocco Sophomore
JV Kristen LaRocco Sophomore
JV Cecilia Marratt Freshman
JV Chandler Panarese Junior
JV Maggie Ryan Sophomore
JV Katie Swartz Freshman
JV Mary Tomolo Freshman

Date Time Opponent(s) Location Result Score
02/19
09:00 AM
Varsity Girls Golf - Buford Wolves Invitational

Varsity Girls Golf - Buford Wolves Invitational

Team:  Girls Golf
Opponent(s):  Varsity Girls Golf - Buford Wolves Invitational
Home/Away:  Home
Date:  Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 9:00am to 2:30pm
Event Location:  Bear's Best Atlanta, 5342 Aldeburgh Dr, Suwanee, GA 30024, USA
Status:  Pending
Score:  14th Place = 207
Home
14th Place = 207
02/21
08:00 AM
Varsity Girls Golf - Lanier Longhorn Invitational

Varsity Girls Golf - Lanier Longhorn Invitational

Team:  Girls Golf
Opponent(s):  Varsity Girls Golf - Lanier Longhorn Invitational
Home/Away:  Home
Date:  Monday, February 21, 2022 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Event Location:  TPC Sugarloaf Country Club, 2595 Sugarloaf Club Dr, Duluth, GA 30097, USA
Status:  Pending
Score:  1st Place Team = 263; Low Medalist = Betsy Sullivan - 76
Home
1st Place Team = 263; Low Medalist = Betsy Sullivan - 76
03/05
07:00 AM
Varsity Girls Golf - Red Terror Ryder Cup

Varsity Girls Golf - Red Terror Ryder Cup

Team:  Girls Golf
Opponent(s):  Varsity Girls Golf - Red Terror Ryder Cup
Home/Away:  Home
Date:  Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 7:00am to 11:30pm
Event Location:  Jekyll Island Golf Club, 322 Captain Wylly Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527, USA
Status:  Pending
Score:  SPX = 70; SPX1 = 89; SPX2 = 85; SPX3 = 100
Home
SPX = 70; SPX1 = 89; SPX2 = 85; SPX3 = 100
03/14
12:00 PM
Varsity Girls Golf - GaPGA Cannizzo Girls HS Invitational

Varsity Girls Golf - GaPGA Cannizzo Girls HS Invitational

Team:  Girls Golf
Opponent(s):  Varsity Girls Golf - GaPGA Cannizzo Girls HS Invitational
Home/Away:  Home
Date:  Monday, March 14, 2022 - 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Location:  Bentwater Golf Club, 100 Golf Links Dr, Acworth, GA 30101, USA
Status:  Pending
Score:  5th Place Team
Home
5th Place Team
03/15
12:00 PM
Varsity Girls Golf - GaPGA Cannizzo Girls HS Invitational

Varsity Girls Golf - GaPGA Cannizzo Girls HS Invitational

Team:  Girls Golf
Opponent(s):  Varsity Girls Golf - GaPGA Cannizzo Girls HS Invitational
Home/Away:  Home
Date:  Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 12:00pm to 7:30pm
Event Location:  Bentwater Golf Club, 100 Golf Links Dr, Acworth, GA 30101, USA
Status:  Pending
Score:  5th Place Team
Home
5th Place Team
03/16
12:00 PM
JV Girls Golf - Troup County Ladies' Par 3 Shootout

JV Girls Golf - Troup County Ladies' Par 3 Shootout

Team:  Girls Golf
Opponent(s):  JV Girls Golf - Troup County Ladies' Par 3 Shootout
Home/Away:  Home
Date:  Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Location:  First Tee Golf, 1220 Lafayette Pkwy, LaGrange, GA 30241, USA
Status:  Pending
Score:  CANCELED
Home
CANCELED
03/19
07:00 AM
Varsity Girls Golf - Gwinnett Girls Open

Varsity Girls Golf - Gwinnett Girls Open

Team:  Girls Golf
Opponent(s):  Varsity Girls Golf - Gwinnett Girls Open
Home/Away:  Home
Date:  Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 7:00am to 2:30pm
Event Location:  The Château Élan Golf Club, 6060 Golf Club Dr, Braselton, GA 30517, USA
Status:  Pending
Score:  T18
Home
T18
03/19
12:00 PM
Varsity Girls Golf - North American Junior Golf

Varsity Girls Golf - North American Junior Golf

Team:  Girls Golf
Opponent(s):  Varsity Girls Golf - North American Junior Golf
Home/Away:  Home
Date:  Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Location:  Lane Creek Golf Club, 1201 Club Dr, Bishop, GA 30621, USA
Status:  Pending
Score:  5th Place Team = 270
Home
5th Place Team = 270
03/23
01:00 PM
JV Girls Golf - Woodward Girls Invitational at Wolf Creek
Home
03/25
12:00 PM
Varsity Girls Golf - 3rd Annual GSGA High School Girls Invitational
Home
2nd place team = 524
03/26
07:30 AM
JV Girls Golf - White County JV Scramble

JV Girls Golf - White County JV Scramble

Team:  Girls Golf
Opponent(s):  JV Girls Golf - White County JV Scramble
Home/Away:  Home
Date:  Saturday, March 26, 2022 - 7:30am to 4:30pm
Event Location:  Apple Mountain Resort & Golf Club, 901 Rockford Creek Rd, Clarkesville, GA 30523, USA
Status:  Pending
Score:  11th Place Team
Home
11th Place Team
03/26
08:00 AM
Varsity Girls Golf - 3rd Annual GSGA High School Girls Invitational
Home
2nd place team = 524
03/28
12:00 PM
Varsity Girls Golf - Brookwood Girls Invitational

Varsity Girls Golf - Brookwood Girls Invitational

Team:  Girls Golf
Opponent(s):  Varsity Girls Golf - Brookwood Girls Invitational
Home/Away:  Home
Date:  Monday, March 28, 2022 - 12:00pm to 7:30pm
Event Location:  Country Club of Gwinnett, 3254 Clubside View Ct SW, Snellville, GA 30039, USA
Status:  Pending
Score:  3rd Place Team = 70
Home
3rd Place Team = 70
03/30
01:00 PM
JV Girls Golf - Woodward JV Par 3 Classic at Wendell Coffee

JV Girls Golf - Woodward JV Par 3 Classic at Wendell Coffee

Team:  Girls Golf
Opponent(s):  JV Girls Golf - Woodward JV Par 3 Classic at Wendell Coffee
Home/Away:  Home
Date:  Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 1:00pm to 6:30pm
Event Location:  Wendell Coffee Golf & Event Center, 1963 GA-74, Tyrone, GA 30290, USA
Status:  Pending
Score:  3rd Place Team
Home
3rd Place Team
04/11
12:00 PM
Varsity Girls - Woodward Match Play

Varsity Girls - Woodward Match Play

Team:  Girls Golf
Opponent(s):  Varsity Girls - Woodward Match Play
Home/Away:  Home
Date:  Monday, April 11, 2022 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location:  White Oak Golf Club, 141 Clubview Dr, Newnan, GA 30265, USA
Status:  Pending
Home
04/13
12:00 PM
Varsity Girls Golf - Woodward Match Play

Varsity Girls Golf - Woodward Match Play

Team:  Girls Golf
Opponent(s):  Varsity Girls Golf - Woodward Match Play
Home/Away:  Home
Date:  Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location:  White Oak Golf Club, 141 Clubview Dr, Newnan, GA 30265, USA
Status:  Pending
Home
04/19
(All day)
Girls Area 3AAAAA Championship

Girls Area 3AAAAA Championship

Team:  Girls Golf
Opponent(s):  Girls Area 3AAAAA Championship
Home/Away:  Home
Date:  Tuesday, April 19, 2022 (All day)
Event Location:  Chimneys The Golf Course, 338 Monroe Hwy, Winder, GA 30680, USA
Status:  Pending
Home
04/22
02:00 PM
JV Girls Golf - Par 3 with BT

JV Girls Golf - Par 3 with BT

Team:  Girls Golf
Opponent(s):  JV Girls Golf - Par 3 with BT
Home/Away:  Home
Date:  Friday, April 22, 2022 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Event Location:  RiverPines Golf, 4775 Old Alabama Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022, USA
Status:  Pending
Home
04/23
12:00 PM
JV Girls Golf - Oconee County Tournament

JV Girls Golf - Oconee County Tournament

Team:  Girls Golf
Opponent(s):  JV Girls Golf - Oconee County Tournament
Home/Away:  Home
Date:  Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Location:  Hard Labor Creek Golf, 1400 Knox Chapel Rd, Social Circle, GA 30025, USA
Status:  Pending
Home
04/30
02:00 PM
JV Girls Golf - NAJG Invitational

JV Girls Golf - NAJG Invitational

Team:  Girls Golf
Opponent(s):  JV Girls Golf - NAJG Invitational
Home/Away:  Home
Date:  Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Location:  Hard Labor Creek Golf, 1400 Knox Chapel Rd, Social Circle, GA 30025, USA
Status:  Pending
Home
05/16
07:00 AM
Varsity Girls Golf - State Golf Round 1

Varsity Girls Golf - State Golf Round 1

Team:  Girls Golf
Opponent(s):  Varsity Girls Golf - State Golf Round 1
Home/Away:  Home
Date:  Monday, May 16, 2022 - 7:00am to 7:00pm
Event Location:  Okefenokee Country Club, 1204 S River Oaks Dr, Blackshear, GA 31516, USA
Status:  Pending
Home
05/17
07:00 AM
Varsity Girls Golf - State Golf Round 2

Varsity Girls Golf - State Golf Round 2

Team:  Girls Golf
Opponent(s):  Varsity Girls Golf - State Golf Round 2
Home/Away:  Home
Date:  Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:00am to 9:00pm
Event Location:  Okefenokee Country Club, 1204 S River Oaks Dr, Blackshear, GA 31516, USA
Status:  Pending
Home
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