With another year in the books, the Prosper golf season has come to a close, and several seniors will be graduating and leaving the program. Bearing that in mind, coaches Elizabeth Hamilton and Cody Vanderford are looking to continue building the success of the program by adding some new golfers to the team.


The program will be hosting tryouts for the upcoming 2017-2018 season this week. The boys’ tryouts will take place on Wednesday, May 10, while the girls’ will take place the following Wednesday on May 17. Both tryouts will be located at Westridge Golf Club in McKinney. Coaches will evaluate the potential team members on their short-game and on-course play, and will include range time to determine if a golfer will make the roster.


For years, the Prosper golf team has brought high accolades to the school. The girls have advanced to the Regional Tournament for eight consecutive years, acquiring several District Championships along the way. This season, the girls team won the District Preview last fall, and took 10th place out of 16 teams at regionals. They also won the Burleson Invitational as well as a tournament at Pecan Valley Golf Course.


The boys were District Champions for the spring season, and had a phenomenal showing at regionals. Last September, they participated in the Bart Granger Memorial Tournament, the largest high school golf tournament in the country, and were the highest finishing 5A program. Senior Graham Hutchison placed second at the Regional Tournament last week, and will be participating the upcoming state tournament in Austin, Texas.


Besides placing well in tournaments, the current golfers have been granted a plethora of district awards for their achievements, including both First and Second team honors. In addition, the teams are held to a high academic standard as they are representing Prosper High at all times.


For more information on the program, or to reserve a spot at the upcoming tryouts for the 2017-2018 season, contact coach Cody Vanderford at cdvanderford@propser-isd.net.


The address for the club is below:


Westridge Golf Club


9055 Cotton Ridge North Road


McKinney, TX 75070


To stay updated on the team, follow Prosper Golf on Twitter at @prospergolfteam.