Golf Boys (Varsity)

Team Info:

2017 Varsity Boys Golf Team Picture
(Photo by Visual Image Photography, Inc.)

COACH: Jim Matheson, Head Varsity Boys Golf

Lake Forest High School


  • Please be sure to check with the Athletic Department regarding all paperwork being turned in prior to tryouts. YOUR SON WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TRYOUT UNLESS ALL PAPERWORK IS COMPLETED.
  • There is a $30 tryout fee if you are not a member of Lake Bluff Golf Club. Please bring $30 in cash or a check made out to Lake Forest High School on the first day of tryouts.
  • Upon arrival on each day of tryouts please check in with Coach Matheson or Coach O’Connor to get your exact starting time. If you need warm up time, please plan accordingly.
  • All USGA rules will be in effect for tryouts. This includes holing out every putt, OB and a lost ball are to be played as stroke and distance, and accurate tracking of each persons score in your group. More local rules will be given each morning of tryouts.
  • Any cell phone use prior to completion of your round, cheating, throwing of clubs, inappropriate language or actions WILL NOT be tolerated by the Lake Forest Golf Program, and you will be asked to leave the course immediately and forfeit your tryout.
  • In the event of rain, please show up to the golf course at the scheduled time to receive further information.

***For those players that make the team there will be an informational Parent/Player meeting on Wednesday, August 8th at 5:00 pm in the Student Dining Room at East Campus.


Monday, August 6th, 2018 Lake Bluff Golf Course

2:00 pm tee time start for Varsity Players (Juniors and Seniors)
2:30 pm tee time start for JV Players (Freshman and Sophomore)

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 Lake Bluff Golf Course

2:00 pm tee time start for Varsity Players (Juniors and Seniors)
2:30 pm tee time start for JV Players (Freshman and Sophomore)

First cuts will be made at the completion of tryouts on Tuesday, August 7th.

Final round of tryouts will be on Wednesday, August 8th.

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 Lake Bluff Golf Course

6:00 am tee time start for Varsity Players (Juniors and Seniors)
6:20 am tee time start for JV Players (Freshman and Sophomore)

FINAL cuts will be made at the completion of the round on Wednesday, August 8th

Please feel free to email any questions you have to Head Coach Jim Matheson



Athletics Roster

2017 Varsity Boys Golf Roster

Name Year
Samuel Davis 2019
Wesley Dixon 2018
Daniel Benjamin Fisher 2019
Scott Frevert 2018
William (Brooks) Kreiling 2018
Erik Luedeking 2019
Patrick Moorhead 2020
Connor Polender 2018
Nicholas San Miguel 2018
Michael Seaman 2018
Spencer Silvernail 2018
Jedidiah Thomas2018
James (Tyler) Trachsel2019

Head Boys Golf Coach - Jim Matheson
Assistant Boys Golf Coach - Graham O'Connor-Brooks

Superintendent: Michael Simeck
Principal: Dr. Chala Holland
Athletic Director: Tim Burkhalter

Nickname: Scouts
Team Colors: Royal Blue & Gold
Enrollment 1672

Team News

Team News

Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Golf team, who placed second at the Boys Golf State Tournament--two strokes behind Hinsdale Central. Hinsdale led throughout the tournament, but the Scouts kept getting closer late on the final day.

Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Golf Team, who tied Stevenson High School with a score of 296 for the Sectional Championship at Gurnee on Monday. The Scouts' Michael Seaman (80) finished one shot better than the Patriots' Alexander Kim (81) for the tie-breaking fifth score. Both teams--along with third-place Highland Park (298)--now advance to the state championship at The Den in Bloomington beginning next Friday, .
Team results for regional championship

2017 Regional Championship score sheet

Congratulations to the boys golf team for winning the IHSA Regional today at Shepherd's Crook in Zion. The Scouts beat the second-place team by 10 strokes. Senior Scott Frevert was the individual medalist and Regional Champ with a score of 78.

Go Scouts!

Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Golf Team on their North Suburban Conference Championship today at Willow Glen Golf Course. The team finished with a score of 293 followed by Stevenson (295), Mundelein (301), Lake Zurich (315), Libertyville (317), Warren (322), Zion Benton (342), Waukegan (401)

Lake Forest Senior Scott Frevert tied with Stevenson's Senior Matt Schawell with a low score of 72. Freshman Pierce Grieve and Senior Jed Thomas shot a 73 for the Scouts, followed by Junior Danny Fisher (75), Senior Michael Seaman (76), and Seniors Wes Dixon (78) and Connor Polender (78) Great Job Scouts!

All individual results can be found here.

The Varsity Scouts lost a close one at Northmoor on Tuesday. The Scouts finished second out of four with a 146 total and two shots behind Highland Park. Leading the way for the Scouts was Danny Fisher who finished the day with a 35. Also helping out for the Scouts was Connor Polender, Michael Seaman, and Pierce Grieve who all shot 37s.

The Scouts head to Bittersweet and Bonnie Brook on Wednesday for matches against Warren and Waukegan.

Varsity Boys Golf had a busy Homecoming weekend........The Scouts placed third out of 26 teams at the Wildcat Invite. The tournament was hosted at Countryside Golf Course in Mundelein. As a team they posted a 303 finishing behind Highland Park and Stevenson. Leading the way for the Scouts was Danny Fisher and Connor Polender who both finished with 74s. Also helping out for the Scouts was Scott Frevert (77) and Jed Thomas (78).

The Scouts placed third at the Mustang Invite hosted at Steeple Chase Golf Course. The Scouts finished with a 308 total finishing behind New Trier and Loyola. Leading the way for the Scouts was Pierce Grieve and Patrick Moorhead who both finished with 75s. Also helping out for the Scouts was Wes Dixon and Flynn Bradley who finished with 79s.

The Scouts defeated Mundelein with a solid performance by the team. Danny Fisher led the way with a round of 33. Scott Frevert came in next at 36.

The Scouts have had a successful regular season run. All players will be in action on a busy Saturday as the top six travel to Countryside Golf Club, and the others travel to Steeple Chase Golf Club and Chevy Chase Golf Club.

Varsity Boys Golf score card.

The Varsity Scouts placed Third at Twin Orchard on Saturday with a 305 total. The low man for the Scouts was Michael Seaman with a 74. He placed 4th overall in the tournament. Also counting was Pierce Grieve (76), Danny Fisher (77), Jed Thomas and Patrick Moorhead both shot 78.

The Scouts traveled to Buffalo Grove Golf Course on Saturday for the Bison invite. It was a close battle throughout the day, but the Scouts came out victorious in the 16-team field behind some impressive play.

Lake Forest 143 - Stevenson 151

The Scouts hosted Stevenson at Lake Bluff on a wet Tuesday afternoon. The Scouts continued their winning ways by beating Stevenson 143-151 with a strong showing by the whole Scout team. The low man for the Scouts was Scott Frevert, who fired an impressive -2, 34. Other contributing members included Connor Polender (36), Patrick Moorhead (36), Jed Thomas (37), and Michael Seaman (37).

The Varsity golfers travel to Winnetka on Wednesday for a match against Loyola.

Read the Forest Scout account of the contest here.

Connor Polender paced the Scouts with a 2-under par 70 on Saturday for medalist honors. Freshman Pierce Grieve followed close behind Polender with a 74....good for second place. Jed Thomas (74) and Danny Fisher (75) also shot scores that counted for a team total of 292....a first-place finish.

In the early stages of the Lake County Boys Golf Invite on Monday afternoon the eclipse visited Shepherd's Crook Golf Course in Zion, making it feel a little like it was late evening for a few minutes. Stevenson took the title with a 299, just ahead of Lake Forest (301), Highland Park (303) and Deerfield (304) in the 16-team event.

Lake Forest's Danny Fisher (74) Pierce Grieve (75) and Jed Thomas (75) were among those receiving medals.

Varsity Boys Golf Get Another Win at the Woodstock Invitational
Posted: Aug 17 2017

The Varsity Boys Golf team was able to get another win on Thursday at the Woodstock Invitational played at the very difficult Bull Valley Golf Club

Varsity Boys Golf Roll on With Two More Victories
Posted: Aug 16 2017

The Varsity Boys Golf team continued their winning ways with two victories--one on August 14 against Lake Zurich and another on August 15 when they defeated Loyola, New Trier, GBS and Loyola in a quad tournament.

Lake Forest Varsity Boys Golf claimed a victory at Fox Run Golf Links with a team total of 271. York (274) came in second and Prospect (279) came in third. Prospects' C. Busch/D. Norton had the low score for the day with a 65. They were followed closely by Patrick Moorhead/Pierson Grieve with a -4 66.



Jim Matheson, Head Varsity Boys Golf

Jim Matheson, Head Varsity Boys Golf

Coach Matheson became Head Varsity coach in 2003. Prior to that, he was head coach at Waukegan HS for 2 years.

Jim received his BA in Marketing and Management from Trinity International Univ. and Roosevelt Univ. and his Master's in Educational Administration form Northern Ill. Univ. He teaches in the Driver Education Department at LFHS.

Graham O'Connor-Brooks, Assistant Boys Golf

Graham O'Connor-Brooks, Assistant Boys Golf

2017 marks Coach O'Connor-Brooks first year as Assistant Boys Golf coach at LFHS. Coach O'Connor-Brooks has also been a member of the basketball coaching staff at LFHS since 2011.

He is a 2006 graduate of LFHS and 2010 graduate of the University of Iowa. Coach O'Connor-Brooks played for Coach Matheson from the fall of 2003-2005. He has been helping out with the golf team at practices as well as different events since the fall of 2013.

He currently works in the Special Education Department at LFHS.




Sam Davis
Wes Dixon
Danny Fisher
Scott Frevert
Pierson Grieve
Brooks Kreiling
Erik Luedeking
Patrick Moorhead
Connor Polender
Michael Seaman
Spencer Silvernail
Jed Thomas
Tyler Trachsel

Scott Frevert
Wes Dixon

Michael Seaman

Scott Frevert

Danny Fisher

Michael Seaman

West Dixon
Danny Fisher
Scott Frevert
Pierce Grieve
Connor Polender
Michael Seaman
Jed Thomas


Danny Fisher
Michael Seaman
Spencer Silvernail
Jed Thomas

LFHS Varsity Boys Golf Team 2017 Season Highlights

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Posted: Jul 2 2017

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Posted: Nov 16 2014