Program Philosophy & Goals


    Golf Philosophy:

    Team members at Barry Goldwater High School will be expected to play the game of golf according to the USGA’s The Rules of Golf. “Unlike many sports, golf is played, for the most part, without the supervision of a referee or umpire. The game relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for the other players and to abide by the Rules. All players will conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, regardless of how competitive they may be. This is the spirit of the game of golf.

    Team Philosophy:

    The program will follow guidelines provided by the AIA Golf Season and Playoff Bulletin. Team success will take priority over individual success. All athletes will strive to achieve victory at the varsity level as a team. The best individual players will be placed in order from #1 on down, with the top 4 or 5 players composing the varsity squad in tournaments. Junior Varsity players will compete in the same manner at smaller tournaments with the intention of moving up to the varsity level at some time in their high school career. Arriving at the aforementioned positions will result from giving 100% effort in each aspect of practice every day. Arizona weather can be consistently hot; attendance is a must for the team to succeed.

    Team Goals:

    The program hopes to provide a positive experience with a lifelong sport to as many athletes’ as facilities provide for. Individuals will strive to attain and post the lowest score possible at tournaments and these victories will provide a base for confidence needed to compete at the top level in the state of Arizona. Team members will strive towards winning league, regionals and the state championship.


     Contact Coach LaJoie or Coach Dunn, if you are interested in becoming a Bulldog Golfer!!!