Tryout dates and times are subject to course availability at Tustin Ranch Golf Club and are always subject to change. When updated, dates and times can be found here, or, on the Athletics page at the Beckman High website. Note that all physical clearances should be completed prior to trying out see the Athletics page for details.
Range balls will be provided for any range session tryouts. Golf course appropriate attire is required as are your own clubs.
2021-22 Tryout Dates (@Tustin Ranch)
Golf is a cut sport. Typically teams hold 6-7 players on Varsity and JV depending on level of golfers who tryout. No guarantee that there will be a JV team. Coaches decide who makes the team. Decisions about who makes the team include but are not limited to: 1. Academic eligibility, 2. School attendance record, 3. Golf Skills, 4. Behavior and character, 5. Potential to make/contribute to Varsity.
Is golf a cut sport?
Yes. Space is limited on both JV and Varsity squads. Unfortunately we cannot open the team to all ability levels.
How can my student athlete prepare for tryouts?
Lessons, weekly practice, practice rounds, and junior tour events are the best preparation for trying out for the golf teams.
What does it take to make the Varsity squad?
Beckman competes in the highly competitive Pacific Coast League. A typical Varsity score will range from under par to under 40 for 9-holes. JV scores typically range from 40 to 45. One of the best ways to prepare for the competitive aspect is to participate in Southern California junior tournaments (AJGA, Toyota Tour Cup, Futures Tour, etc). Varsity players are expected to compete on a regular basis during the off-season. The best way to think of the varsity team is that it is an AP Athletics class.
Where does Beckman typically practice/play?
Practices for both levels are held on a daily basis (in season) at Tustin Ranch GC. Home match competitions for the Varsity squad are held at Tustin Ranch while JV matches are held at Riverview GC.
Does Golf take the place of a PE class?
If they make the team, yes. However certain mandated programs, such as the Freshman Fitness Testing, will still need to be completed. Additionally, team members are expected to document regular practice during
How will the new bell schedule and later start to classes impact participation?
Practices will be adjusted accordingly, as any athlete that makes the team will be enrolled in 6th period golf. To reduce interruptions to 5th period due to competitions, athletes can opt to enroll in a 0 period to free up their 5th period. In cases where it isn't possible to be moved into a 0 period, this would not prevent an athlete from participating.
Is there a Summer Camp?
There are no mandatory camps or events. Athletes are instead encouraged to take lessons and compete in junior tournaments to develop competition experience.
The following files include the current Golf team handbook which covers requirements and expectations for the current team, a copy of the FAQ, a brief rules quiz, and for those that are interested a well written/researched article on pursuing college golf scholarships.