May 8, 2013
The first post-season tournament ended with a No. 2 spot for Mount Si High School’s girls golf team.
Six Wildcats were selected to play in the KingCo 2A/3A League Tournament May 6 at Willows Run Golf Course in Redmond. Read more
April 24, 2013
The Mount Si High School girls golfers are undefeated so far in KingCo 3A conference play, and three players are in top places on the leader board.
“Yeah, it’s been an exciting year so far,” Coach Brandon Proudfoot said.
March 13, 2013
Last year, Mount Si High School girls’ varsity golf coach said the phrase that all coaches dread, “This is going to be a building year.”
For the 2013 season, Coach Brandon Proudfoot is singing a different tune.
“This year, we are fielding one of the strongest teams that Mount Si has seen since I have been coaching, and probably for some years before that,” he said.
There are several reasons he’s so optimistic.
August 29, 2012
On a cloudy summer day, two men stood on one end of the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge golf course. They weren’t alone, but they may as well have been.
A cart drove by, combing the grass a good 40 yards away at the least. One man turned to the other and said 100 bucks were on the line if his buddy could decorate the cart with the imprint of a flying golf ball.
The other man smiled. In fact, he hadn’t stopped smiling in who knows when. He grabbed his club with his left arm, reared back and swung.
August 29, 2012
In the movie “The Mask,” actor Jim Carrey advised that you can’t make the scene if you don’t have the green. Well, this year, the boys golf squad at Mount Si High School has plenty of green.
Just a different kind of green.
The team’s one would-be senior moved to Norway to pursue his main sport — skiing. Out of the team’s juniors, only three are returning varsity players. Out of the team’s sophomores, two played in varsity last year.
“It’s definitely a rebuilding year,” said Jake Archambeau, one of the experienced returning players, ironically wearing a green shirt.
In a season where reigning 2A state champ Interlake makes its 3A debut, and youth abounds in the MSHS team, coach Brandon Proudfoot could be excused if he agreed with his player’s words.
No way, said Proudfoot, who declares himself excited about the prospect of leading this group of players in particular.
“This is the first year with kids who have only had me as coach,” he said. “We had some players who had been through the old system that did things differently, so we butted heads a little.”
Things have changed, he said. For example, every year he encourages his fall squad to play through the summer to stay sharp.
August 1, 2012
Caitlin Maralack, 13, of Snoqualmie, came away from her first state golf championship with a second-place finish.
She won the Washington Junior Golf Association district tournament to qualify for the state competition July 23-27 at the Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent.
The Snoqualmie girl has been playing since she was 5, and started tournament play at 8, but said competing in her first state competition was “hard to describe.” Read more
July 25, 2012
Caitlin Maralack, 13, won the Washington Junior Golf Association district tournament and now heads to the state competition July 23-27 at the Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent.
The Snoqualmie girl has been playing since she was 5, and started tournament play at 8.
July 5, 2012
After last year’s Boeing Classic golf tournament, 81,000 attendees bragged about watching some of golf’s greatest legends play at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.
However, 1,018 volunteers boasted about driving those legends to the airport, or keeping score for tournament champion Mark Calcavecchia, or walking 18 holes inside the ropes with the likes of Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer and Mark O’Meara.
Michelle DeLancy, tournament director for the Boeing Classic, said the tournament utilizes 1,000 volunteers annually, and that there are still about 100 spots open.
Returning volunteers get first dibs on duties they’d like to help with, so she said anyone interested should register soon at www.BoeingClassic.com.
New volunteers pay $85, which gets them an official uniform.
Returning volunteers wear last year’s uniform, but pay $35.
All volunteers will receive additional benefits including meal vouchers, admission tickets, merchandise discounts, an invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party and preferred parking.
The 2012 Boeing Classic will be held Aug. 20-26 at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.
Tickets start at $20 per day. Children younger than 14 accompanied by an adult will get in free.
People 60 and older will receive a half-price discount on general admission tickets. Weekly tickets are $60 and tournament tickets, good for the last three days, are $40.
Purchase your tickets at www.BoeingClassic.com or at the tournament’s admission gate.
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March 28, 2012
Brandon Proudfoot, coach for the Mount Si High School girls golf team, said 2012 is going to be a year to build his team back up after losing seven players last season.
Three from the 2011 team returned, but Proudfoot said they lost one because of a medical issue, three graduated, two moved away and one decided to join track instead.
This year’s team includes five freshmen, four of whom hadn’t even touched a golf club before joining the team, Proudfoot said.
But at a March 19 jamboree hosted by Mount Si at Mount Si Golf Course, Proudfoot said the girls did pretty well.
March 1, 2012
Tickets are on sale now for the 2012 Boeing Classic golf tournament.
This year’s tourney will be Aug. 20-26 at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.
Tickets start at $20 per day. Children younger than 14 accompanied by an adult will get in free. People 60 and older will receive a half-price discount on general admission tickets.
Weekly tickets are $60 and tournament tickets, good for the last three days, are $40.
Parking is free until Aug. 23. From Aug. 24, parking passes will cost $10 per day. No street parking will be available at the tourney, but shuttles will make trips to and from the golf course and the parking lot every five minutes.
People may purchase tickets online or at the tourney’s admission gate. Learn more at www.boeingclassic.com.