2002 Class 2A, Region 6 Champions
2003 Class 2A, District 10 Champions
2004 Class 2A, District 10 Champions
Head Coach – Mr. Jonas Rockhold
School – (239) 377-1516
Cell – (239) 572-2552
Email – email@example.com
Tryouts consist of forty-five holes played over three days. Final cuts are made and the team is announced based on lowest nine-hole stroke average.
Practices and Matches
Practices will occur Monday through Friday of each week. Players are expected to arrive at Arrowhead Golf Course by 2:30pm and be on the range, dressed and ready to play at 2:45pm. There will not be any scheduled practices on the days of matches. All players are expected to participate in practices. Stroke averages will be posted each Monday morning to determine which six players will play the matches for that week. Any player that is going to be absent from a practice or a match must notify Coach Rockhold in person, phone call, email, or text at least twenty-four hours in advance. No exceptions.
Conduct of Student-Athletes
All student-athletes will be expected to show leadership in the classroom as well as on the golf course. Good sportsmanship will be displayed at all times. All golfers will win with humility, lose with dignity, and take pride in their efforts. Being a member of the golf team is a privilege, not a right. The learning experiences will allow student-athletes to develop values of fair play, ethics, leadership, integrity, and accountability. Golfers will be expected to take responsibility for their actions, show respect for themselves, peers, fans, coaches, teammates, and opponents. Student-athletes must conduct themselves properly at all times. All players are to use appropriate language and positive behavior regarding all rules and regulations set forth by FHSAA and Gulf Coast High School. Spirit, pride, and enthusiasm will help to further the development of skills and the ability to make good decisions. Hard work, determination, and dedication will build self-confidence, self-esteem, and teamwork. The lessons learned during these times will last a lifetime and prepare you for a positive and productive future.
Daily Practice Schedule
2:30pm Arrive at golf course, get ready
2:45pm Meet on driving range for instructions from coach
2:50pm Warm up, stretch, hit balls on the range
3:00pm Begin practice round (nine holes)
5:15pm Meet back at driving range for drills
***Water breaks as needed, please remember to hydrate from early morning through the end of the day and after practice. Proper nutrition is necessary to play your best. Make sure that you have a balanced breakfast and lunch (protein, carbohydrate, low fat) and that you continue to hydrate before, during, and after playing.
Tuesday 8/30/11 South Fort Myers Raptor Bay 3:30pm
Tuesday 9/6/11 Naples Arrowhead 3:30pm
Thursday 9/8/11 Fort Myers Eastwood 3:30pm
Monday 9/12/11 Picture Day GCHS 2:30pm
Wednesday 9/14/11 Community School Hideout 3:30pm
Thursday 9/15/11 Barron Collier Arrowhead 3:30pm
Tuesday 9/20/11 Lely Lely Mustang 3:30pm
Wednesday 9/28/11 Naples / Golden Gate Golden Gate 3:30pm
Thursday 9/29/11 Barron Collier (B/G) Pelican Bay 12:00pm
Tuesday 10/4/11 Barron Collier Pelican Bay 3:30pm
Thursday 10/6/11 Palmetto Ridge/ Immokalee Valencia 3:30pm
Tuesday 10/11/11 CCAC Conference Lely 12:00pm
Thursday 10/13/11 Community School Arrowhead 3:30pm
Through participation on the Gulf Coast High School Golf Team, the coaching staff will provide a learning atmosphere for all student-athletes and will give them the opportunities to develop values of fair play, ethics, leadership, integrity, accountability, excellence, responsibility, respect towards peers, fans, coaches, teammates, opponents, spirit, pride, enthusiasm, develop further skills, self-awareness, life-long decision making, self-confidence, self-esteem, hard work, dedication, and teamwork.
When people are part of a golf program, as a student-athlete, coach, administrator, parent, fan, official, or observer, they represent that school and that program in everything that they do. Sportsmanship is crucial to all areas of this program. We will have humility in victory, graciousness in defeat, pride in our efforts, and win or lose as a team. The building of the legacy starts from day one and continues during your entire stay at Gulf Coast High School.
Everyone will follow all district, school, and golf rules, strive to excel in the classroom and on the course, never lie, cheat, or steal, do not use alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, or harmful substances, and give the best effort every day. We are guests of the golf courses, and violating any club rules and regulations jeopardizes our use of the facilities. Student-athletes, coaches, and parents will respect the golf club, members, equipment. Players should fix and repair all divots and ball marks. Any outward display of anger, swearing, or throwing clubs will not be tolerated. Student-athletes always will remain positive and supportive of the golf team, its members, parents, and coaches. We win as a unit; we lose as a unit.
As many people are probably already aware, golf can be a very expensive sport. In order to play the game the right way, student-athletes need proper equipment and attire. We will do our best to accommodate the needs of the team as a whole. Raising funds can be a challenge, but there are a number of ways that we can help support the GCHS golf team. I am going to ask the parents of each student-athlete to contribute an initial $150 toward the team. This will be put towards shirts, hats, equipment, tournaments, and transportation. If anyone has a concern with this amount of money, we will work with those individuals. In addition, our golf program will sponsor a golf tournament in April. Details will follow as we get closer to the date. Gulf Coast High School also supports many area businesses by displaying banners in the gym, on the football, baseball, and softball fields, and in programs and publications that reach thousands of people in the community. I would like for each member of the GCHS Golf Team to sell one banner or advertisement to raise money for our program and fund the needs of our team.
Students are responsible for getting to Arrowhead Golf Course on their own. I can store golf clubs, shoes, and clothing in my classroom (5-230). We will travel as a team in a school van to all away matches. Normal matches allow six players from each team. If a school allows us to bring more than six players, we have to find another mode of transportation, including another van. Students are allowed to drive their own cars within Collier County.
Going Home with Parents
I want to encourage parents to attend all matches, home and away. If a parent wants the student-athlete to go home with them from the match, a written permission letter must be submitted and approved through the Activities Office at Gulf Coast High School at least twenty-four hours in advance.
Earning a Varsity Letter
A student-athlete must participate in at least four varsity matches to earn a varsity letter. The coach will select six players for each match. District, regional, and state tournaments will feature five players per team.
After High School
High school athletes make important decisions that affect future plans. Selection of a college or university can be stressful. If a student-athlete wishes to play a collegiate sport, he must first see his guidance counselor to register and be certified by the NCAA Clearing House (Division I and II) after the junior year of high school. There are very specific requirements regarding courses, GPA, and standardized test scores.