Golf Fall 2023
Welcome to Neshaminy Golf
Try-outs will be held at:
Middletown Country Club
Try out dates will be:
August 7th --> 9am meeting followed by 10am tee time
August 9th --> 10am tee time
Click below for this season's schedule:
If you are interested, please fill out the Physical form and register on Family ID. Click on the link below for information.
You must have Family ID registration and a current Physical ready (Dated after June 1) in order to try out.
Please do not hesitate to contact Coach Cleale with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.orgHow to get ready for the upcoming season:1. Practice: go to the driving range and putting green and practice all shots.
There are three driving ranges in the area: Makefield Highlands in Yardley (this facility has a short game practice area and putting green),
Snipes in Morrisville and The Mad Golfer in Southhampton; also Middletown has a practice putting green.
2. Play Golf
Our home course (Middletown Country Club) offers a $10 rate to the Neshaminy High Golf Team (Walking, afternoons Monday through Friday), Makefield
Highlands offers 4 $20 rate, And Five Ponds offers a $10- 9 hole rate and a $20- 18 hole rate. There are also clubs that offer junior memberships.
3. Work with a swing coach
A PGA professional will help get you ready for try outs, as well as get your game to the next level. Contact me if you need assistance finding a
4. Play in competitionsConsult the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s website for information on Junior Tournaments.5. Learn the rules of golf.Now stop reading this and go practice
Neshaminy Golf Web Site
All team information will be posted on Website
Varsity: 8 golfers
Junior Varsity: Maximum of 8 golfers
2 alternates will practice with the team and fill in when needed
Captains Varsity / JV
Matches Golf Matches and Tournaments
Matches consist of 8 Varsity golfers per team playing a 9 hole stroke play competition. At the conclusion of the match, the aggregate of the top 5 individual scores are taken for both teams. The lowest aggregate team score determines the match winner.
Tournaments are conducted using stroke play competition in accordance with the USGA Rules of Golf.
Season of Competition
The Neshaminy Golf team competes during the Fall Sports Season that begins in August and concludes in October.
Our Divisional Opponents:
Bensalem High School
Council Rock High North
Council Rock High School South
Harry S. Truman High School
Pennsbury High School
Practice (begins at 2:30pm M-Th when there is no match schedules), there is no bus to practice or home matches, so you must make arrangements. Please see me if you have any issues with this.
Please let me know if you will miss a practice, habitual missed practice may result in not being eligible to play in a match.
Middletown Country Club- Playing practice (9holes- Approximately 2 hours)
Makefield Highlands Golf Club- Range work (approximately 1.5 hours)
Uniforms Shirts are $32
Booster Parents/ Fundraising will be done through Snapraise
Collared shirt, soft spikes or tennis shoes are required. Please no denim, gym shorts, t-shirts, sweat pants, or tank tops: cargo pants are frowned upon and will not be allowed during once the season starts.
Hats/visors must be worn with brim forward, males must remove hat/visor while indoors
Prohibited Dress at the Golf Course
Tank tops, T-shirts
Denim shorts, cargo shorts, short-shorts, cut-off shorts, gym shorts, jeans, sweat pants, yoga pants, ripped clothing
Know and understand how to apply the USGA rules of golf. Click on this link for an overview of the USGA Rules of Golf.
CODE OF CONDUCT - The AJGA Code of Conduct will be enforced in practice, dual matches, and in individual tournaments. https://www.ajga.org/tourninfo/conduct.asp
AJGA Code of Conduct
The AJGA takes great pride in the quality of its players, host facilities and broad community involvement at each tournament. In order to continue making the AJGA experience enjoyable and rewarding for everyone, the Association requires all members to adhere to a set of guidelines known as the Code of Conduct. Its purpose is to help AJGA participants grow and mature by understanding and accepting the consequences of their actions. The Code of Conduct is to be followed throughout the junior’s membership.
Unsportsmanlike conduct, including abusive language, cheating,
Throwing a club, disrespect to volunteers, officials or fellow competitors, or abuse of golf course property
Not adhering to the dress code at the host golf course
Use or association with drugs, alcohol, or smoking or chewing tobacco products
Vandalism at the host facility, abusive behavior to host family or property
Failure to treat host golf course with respect by ignoring the responsibility of caring for the course, filling divots and fixing ball marks
Physical abuse, threat of physical abuse, verbal abuse, slander or libel towards other players, parents, coaches, sponsors, host golf course staff or membersPlayers are required to bring and use their own facemask/covering when they are unable to social distance at the host facility, especially during weather delays or evacuation.
Chronic offenses of any of the above guidelines during practice or in competition could lead to suspension or expulsion from the CR North golf team.
- The consequences for missing a practice or match are as follows:
- 1st unexcused absence from practice/match – one match suspension
- 2nd unexcused absence from practice/match – one week suspension
- 3rd unexcused absence from practice/match – expulsion from the team
- Don’t ask to miss practice unless it is an emergency such as a family crisis, serious illness, injury, etc.
- Players MUST discuss any potential absences with your coach in advance.
- Endeavor to schedule all doctor’s appointments outside of practice time.
- Seniors should make every effort to schedule college visits until after the conclusion of the season.
- ALL players MUST travel together to away competitions on the bus/van.
- It is highly recommended that all players return to Neshaminy High School with the team on the bus/van at the conclusion of a competition.
- If a player desires to be picked up by a parent at the conclusion of a competition, he/she MUST bring in a note signed by his/her parent prior to the competition, get the note signed by your coach, AND then turn that note in to the athletic office prior to departing for the match. Student-athletes may ONLY be transported by their own parent.
- All players must remain at the course until the conclusion of a competition at which time we shake hands with our opponents prior to leaving the course as a team.
- Anyone arriving late for practice MUST have a signed excuse from a teacher/counselor.
- Unexcused lateness to practice/match will affect your ability to practice and play with the team.
- Chronic unexcused lateness may result in suspension or expulsion.
- DRUG, ALCOHOL, TOBACCO USE and HAZING. Absolute ZERO tolerance policy!
- Remember you put your teammates and your season at risk.
- Consequences imposed by the Neshaminy School District could result in a player being ineligible.
- Players are NOT allowed to leave the golf course/clubhouse without permission during practice or a match.
- At the conclusion of your individual match, you should:
- immediately report your scores to your coach
- engage your coach in a brief post-match analysis
- lend your enthusiastic support to teammates whose matches are still in progress
- Players may not go home until every player’s match has been completed AND your coach has dismissed the team.
- Bring a positive and energetic ATTITUDE to the course every day!
- Bring ALL necessary equipment to school on the day of practice or match.
- An irresponsible athlete is demonstrating a lack of commitment to himself and his team! Develop success habits by being responsible and committed.
- Inform the coach immediately if you believe you have sustained an injury.
- See the school trainer or physician as soon as possible.
- Strictly follow the protocol prescribed.
- Be aggressive about treatment, but don’t return to action until you have been cleared by the trainer or your doctor.
- The coaches should be the first to know about any problems with academics, with your health, or with the team.
- I will not discuss playing time with parents—YOU talk to coaches.
- Cell phones OFF when the coach is addressing the team and during any round of golf.
- The coaches make their judgments based on performance and attitude.
- Discuss areas for improvement with the coaches and be willing to put in the extra time at home and before and after practice to achieve your performance goals.
SPECIAL NOTE: Players are expected to carefully read and comprehend these rules, expectations, and procedures. Reliability and accountability are key ingredients to being an effective member of a team. Any situations that are not expressly covered in this packet will be handled at the discretion of the head coach and athletic director.
I have read and understand a the above rules and expectations and agree to abide by them.