Francis Howell Golf Weekly Notes

Week of April 11th 2016

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GAC Points

I've explained in prior newsletters how the GAC Team and Individual Standings work. I maintain the standings for the GAC South, GAC Central, and GAC North on the conference website and Google Sheet. Everyone in the GAC South has played three dual matches at this point. Season points and tournament points add up to determine the team and individual conference champs.

Link to Google Sheet with standings:

Here is a link to the GAC Conference website with standings:

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Picture Day on April 15th

We will have pictures on April 15th at Whitmoor. Every golfer received a picture order form at practice on Friday. Golfers should wear their white shirt and black pants. They should also bring their pullover and their hat.

Upcoming Tournament Lineups

Here are the upcoming lineups for the next two week's worth of tournaments.

Laker Invitational (Wed 4/13)

  • Blake Porter
  • Matt Hunt
  • Adam Boczkiewicz
  • Nathan Dallas
  • Dylan Marcelle

Warrenton Invitational Varsity (JV) (Thu 4/14)

  • Jack Nelson
  • Drew Wuest
  • Andrew Smith
  • Jared Rottmann
  • Lowest ranked PAvg golfer from Laker golfers

Bulldog Battle (Thu 4/14)

  • Top four PAvg golfers out of Laker golfers

Hannibal Varsity Invitational (JV) (Sat 4/16)

  • Evan Diesfeld
  • Kirk Brewster
  • Cole Prager
  • Adam Reider
  • Chase Campbell

Elsberry Varsity Invitational (JV) (Wed 4/20)***

  • Jake Totty
  • Kirk Brewster
  • Cole Prager
  • Reeder Kuhn
  • Elliott Graham

***We have a match against FHN at home on the same day

Dylan Marcelle Wins March Madness Bracket Contest

Congrats to Dylan Marcelle for winning the March Madness contest. He had Villanova beating UNC in the final and also predicted the three point victory. Feel free to consult Dylan on all future sports prognostication advice.

Adam Boczkiewicz Wins Masters Pick'em

Congratulations to Adam Boczkiewicz for winning the 2016 Masters Pick'em. All six of his golfers made the cut. Only two entrants had Danny Willett (2016 winner) on their rosters. Remember that there is also a prize for the overall winner for the four majors combined.
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Schedule Change -- FHN Match Moves From April 12th to April 20th

  • The home match against FHN has moved from 4/12 to 4/20
  • The change was made to allow for the varsity team to leave after school on 4/12 for the Laker Invitational in Camdenton the next day.
  • April 20th will now have BOTH the FHN match and the Elsberry Tournament.
  • We will send five golfers to Elsberry and play ten golfers in the FHN match.

Missing School and Tournaments

We are hitting the busy schedule for tournaments. It is important that golfers remain proactive in getting work for days that they miss school for tournaments. We have 20 golfers in the program and will be more than happy to have tournament lineups made up of student athletes who can balance academics and golf.

Howell Cup Match Play Tournament

We started our intrasquad Howell Cup Match Play Tournament on Friday. Last year's champion, Dylan Marcelle, looks to defend his title. We had some quality matches and some upsets in the opening rounds.

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Are you interested in ordering extra hats?

We have had quite a few people indicate an interest in purchasing golf hats. The cost of a hat would be $30, with proceeds going to the Booster Club. Checks would be made payable to "FH Boys Golf Booster Club".

I have a limited supply right now of extras, but will put in an extra order if there is more interest. I will fulfill requests from the current supply on a first come, first serve basis based on when the interest form below was submitted.

I will put in an extra order to fulfill requests beyond current supply. The Google Form to put in a request is below. You may have to click on it, if viewing in email. Here is a direct link in case you have problems with the form (Link).

Lake Forest Challenge

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2nd Place at Laker Invitational

The team took 2nd out of 22 teams at the Lake Forest Challenge on Monday. The team shot 340, which fell ten shots short of 1st place CBC. Blake Porter shot 80 and finished 7th overall. Matt Hunt shot 81 and finished 9th overall.
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Lake Forest Stats

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Union Tournament

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JV Wins Union Varsity Tournament

The JV team went down to Birch Creek in Union, MO and won the Union Tournament with a 318 overall. Drew Wuest took 2nd with a 77. Adam Boczkiewicz finished 8th and Jack Nelson finished 9th, both with an 80, while Andrew Smith and Evan Diesfeld each shot an 81.
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Union Tournament Stats

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Troy Match

Varsity & JV Win Respective Matches at Troy

Varsity and JV traveled to Woods Fort to take on Troy on Tuesday. Varsity won 10-1 (163-186). Blake Porter and Matt Hunt earned low Howell scores, each at 40. JV won 11-0 (176-221). Drew Wuest and Evan Diesfeld both shot a 41.

Troy Match Scoresheets

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FZW Match

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Varsity and JV Sweep All Points Against FZW

In a wild day of weather, the Varsity and JV both won their matches 11-0 over Fort Zumwalt West on Thursday at Whitmoor.

  • Varsity shot a 165 total to FZW's 189 and secured 6 points in stroke play. They also won all 5 match points to secure an 11-0 overall victory. Blake Porter, Matt Hunt, and Adam Boczkiewicz were medalists, each shooting 41. All five Howell golfers secured individual points for the end of season All-Conference and Golfer of Year awards.
  • JV shot a 179 total to FZW's 199 and secured 6 points in stroke play. All five JV golfers won their respective matches to give the team an 11-0 win. Jared Rottmann was match medalist with a 44.

FZW Match Scoresheets

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FZW Match Stats (Totty, Kuhn, and Graham Did NOT Enter Stats)

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Season Goals

1. Eliminate Penalty Shots

2. Eliminate Three Putts

3. Eliminate Two Chips

4. Improve Up and Down %

Lag Putting Game

There is nothing worse with getting a Green in Regulation than walking away with a bogey because of a three putt. The video below is a quick and fun game to practice lag putting.
How to Break 80: Lag Putting Game-Breaking Bad Scores-Golf Digest

Schedule for Week of 4/11

Monday 4/11: Porter, Hunt, Boczkiewicz, Dallas, Marcelle, Nelson, Wuest, and Smith will practice at Winghaven. Get there ASAP after school. We are going to try to get as many holes in as possible and will play for average. Practice for rest of the team will be at Golf HQ Highway K with Henley and Storts. You'll hit on the range and then play the pitch and putt.

Tuesday 4/12: Varsity has a tournament on Wednesday at Old Kinderhook in the Lake of the Ozarks. Those five golfers going will be leaving with Coach Wayne right after school in the van to go down to the Lake to stay at one of the houses at Kinderhook. We may get a few holes in for practice before sunset, eat dinner, and get a good night’s rest for the tournament. Practice for the rest of the team at Whitmoor (range and short game).

Wednesday 4/13: Tournament for Varsity at Old Kinderhook. We will return to Howell immediately following the tournament. WEAR WHITE. Practice for everyone else at Whitmoor (play for average).

Thursday 4/14: We have two tournaments.

  • Bulldog Battle (Top 4 Golfers). WEAR BLACK. Tee times start at 9:20am for us (Tee times link). We will meet at Egg and I at 7am for breakfast.
  • Warrenton Tournament (We will send JV). WEAR BLACK. Shotgun start at 9am. You'll leave with Coach Storts from van at Howell parking lot at 6:30am.
  • Everyone else will have day off

Friday 4/15: Picture day at Whitmoor. Order forms were handed out at practice on Friday. Bring your order form and money. WEAR WHITE.

Saturday 4/16: Hannibal Varsity Tournament. We will send JV. WEAR BLACK. Meet Coach Henley for Howell parking lot departure at 6am. 9am shotgun start at Norwoods Golf Club.

Preliminary Schedule for Week of 4/18

Monday 4/18: Practice (Location TBD)

Tuesday 4/19: JV Match at Troy (Woods Fort).We have an extra JV match against Troy. The tentative plan is to send TEN golfers to Woods Fort for this match and would include those golfers who DID NOT play in the first Troy match in an official capacity.

Wednesday 4/20: Two events...Elsberry Invitational and FHN match at Whitmoor.

Thursday 4/21: Varsity and JV Match against Timberland at Lake Forest.

Friday 4/22: PROM. More than likely this will be a day off.

Important Save the Dates

1. Golf End of Season BBQ -- Tuesday, May 31st

We will celebrate the season and honor our seniors. Time and location TBA. We would love 100% attendance from golfers and families.

2. Golf Camp -- June 20th - June 23rd

We are tentatively scheduled to hold golf camp June 20th - June 23rd from 8am-12pm. We do not expect current team members to register, but we do ask for any help we can get from them as counselors during the week. This helps grow the game of golf for younger kids in the area and helps develop the future of our program. Many of our current program members are camp alumni.

3. Francis Howell Boys Golf Tournament -- Thursday, July 21st

This is a crucial part to funding our program. Our program goes above and beyond compared to others in the area. We have range finders, practice rounds, extra equipment, etc. Much of this has to do with having the money raised from our annual tournament. In addition, Whitmoor is very kind to us because we provide them with consistent business through our tournament. We don't do five hundred different fundraisers. The tournament is our main focal point for fundraising. We will be seeking your help in obtaining golfers, hole sponsors (great source of money), and raffle/basket donation items. In addition, we will also be looking for volunteers to help in planning and helping on the day of the tournament.

Important Links:

Season PAvg Spreadsheet:

GAC South Standings Google Sheet:

GAC Golf Website:

Howell Golf Website:

Activities Department Howell Golf site:

Follow Howell Golf on Twitter:

Remind -- I tend to send out quick updates via this method:

Contact information for coaches:

Please note coaches' information and save this in your contacts.

Troy Match Stats